The Ugly is a 1997 New Zealand horror/thriller film, the first feature directed and written by Scott Reynolds. It was nominated for best film awards at festivals in New Zealand, Portugal and the United States.
A criminal psychologist begins a series of interviews with a mental patient/serial killer named Simon Cartwright. As the interviews progress, the doc is drawn into Simon's world and seduced by his boyish charms. But as she delves deeper into his psyche she discovers that Simon, who claims to hear voices telling him to kill, may not be so crazy after all.
The film received several award nominations and several wins. Wins include: Best Actor-Paolo Rotondo "FantaFestival 1997", International Fantasy Film Award, Outstanding first feature film-Scott Reynolds, and Best Actress- Rebecca Hobbs "Fantasporto 1997", Best Film "New Zealand Film and TV Awards 1997" and many others.