Ugly, The - 1997
Essential Productions - 93 min.
DVD UPC # 031398689430; 5014293131353; 5055002550096
Cast: Paolo Rotondo, Rebecca Hobbs, Paul Glover, Chris Graham, Roy Ward, Jennifer Ward-Lealand.
Writer: Scott Reynolds; Photography: Simon Raby; Editor: Wayne Cook; Music: Victoria Kelly; Producer: Jonathan Dowling; Director: Scott Reynolds.
Simon is a maniac who has killed a large number of people by cutting their throats with a razor and has been kept for years in a rather gloriously macabre mental institution, in the tender care of an extremely odd doctor and a couple of comparably sadistic orderlies. He has asked to be assessed for fitness to stand trial by the celebrated Dr Karen Schumaker. When Karen interviews the slight, soft-spoken young man, we discover, through a series of flashbacks, that although Simon has killed countless people, its all OK because he was dyslexic, came in for some teasing at school, had a tyrannical mother, and hallucinated a lot. Karen finds out the hard way what everyone, except apparently her, knows - that Simon is a dangerous loony and not to be trusted.
Censor rating: R18 - Review rating: B-
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