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S&man (2006)

R | | Horror | 10 March 2006 (USA)
An exploration of voyeurism in cinema, from Psycho and Peeping Tom in 1960 to the low-budget underground genre films of recent years.

Director:

J.T. Petty

Writer:

J.T. Petty (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Cartier Elizabeth Cartier
Carol J. Clover Carol J. Clover ... Self
Debbie D ... Self
Freddie Dingo Freddie Dingo ... Self - Owner of Dingo's Den & Dingbatz
Michelle Glick ... Jasmine
Julie Katz Julie Katz
Erik Marcisak Erik Marcisak ... Eric Rost
Carlina Salemi Carlina Salemi
Fred Vogel Fred Vogel ... Self
Bill Zebub Bill Zebub ... Self
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S&MAN begins with footage from Michael Powell's exploration of voyeurism, "Peeping Tom." Director JT Petty uses this footage as a starting point to examine the classic comparison between filmmaking and voyeurism, particularly within the horror genre. He goes on to investigate this connection further, but rather than looking to classic horror films, Petty explores the seedy underground genre of fetish films. These movies are basically simulated snuff films where victims are raped and murdered in a variety of fantasy scenarios. The most notorious of these is a series called "S&Man," where voyeurism takes center stage as people are unknowingly followed with a camera. Petty plunges headfirst into this world of bizarre fetish films, and comes up with mesmerizing interviews with the producers and actors of these movies. Much of the footage from these videos will shock and disturb even the most seasoned horror veteran. However, the connection that Petty draws between these films and ... Written by Brian Clark

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Rated R for sequences of strong disturbing horror violence and aberrant behavior including graphic dialogue, sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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A "hoaxumentary" is an ostensible documentary that, as a hoax against viewers, presents fiction material as being, or possibly being, non-fictional. (Note that it may actually be comprised primarily of non-fiction material.) It differs from a mockumentary in that the latter doesn't seek to deceive viewers into believing that fiction material in it is, or may be, non-fictional. See more »

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Good movie
15 March 2012 | by scoupSee all my reviews

I'm surprised there are not more reviews also. Movie kept my attention and was informative; creepy at times and funny. It's not a masterpiece but I liked it better than "Perfect Host" which bored me at times.

If you paid attention, you can see where the ending is going but it is done well and actually scarier than some the the high budget movies being produced.

I never knew about the "Chiller" Festival - certainly opens your eyes to different strokes for different folks...

Horror movies are such large part of society. There are so many TV shows and police dramas focusing on killing and we are obsessed with it. S&Man delves into the psychology of this, but I do think there was much more they could have discovered or analyzed.


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