The Ugly


The Ugly Review

Confessed and convicted serial killer Simon (Paolo Rotondo) has shrink (Rebecca Hobbs) convinced he's rehabilitated. He relives his crimes (amid endless showers of black, not red, blood) while shrink slowly uncovers the truth: That "the ugly" -- blood-crusted demons -- have possessed him somehow. It comes across like most is-he-crazy-or-not? thrillers, though the Kiwi sentiment and goofy black blood symbolism really shine through. Not that that's necessarily a good thing. An abrupt ending makes the whole affair rather forgettable.
The Ugly

Facts and Figures

Run time: 93 mins

In Theaters: Friday 1st May 1998

Production compaines: New Zealand Film Commission, Essential Films

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Fresh: 2 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Simon Cartwright, as Dr. Karen Schumaker, Paul Glover as Phillip, Christopher Graham as Robert, Darien Takle as Marge, as Dr. Marlowe, Cath McWhirter as Helen Ann Millar, Carolyn Beaver as Helen's friend, Caelem Pope as Simon, aged 4, as Evelyn Cartwright, Finn Johnsen as Future cop, Phillip Brown as Future cop, Tau Luke as Future cop, as Police photographer, Sam Wallace as Simon, aged 13