Just added to the SXSW 2006 ‘Round Midnight section, is J.T. Petty’s S&Man. Petty, known for his cult horror hit Soft for Digging, turns his camera on the genre itself. It is a documentary that follows the disturbing trends of “peeping tom” filmmaking. The official description of S&Man includes:
The documentary features interviews with filmmakers and film scholars who specialize in horror, offering various perspectives on the genre as well as the voyeuristic nature of film itself. In addition to these interviews, the documentary explores the case of a peeping tom who was caught obsessively taking footage of his neighbors. By exploring a real case of illegal voyeurism, the film further investigates the need to watch that motivates so much of the horror genre, and just where it comes from.
For the film’s current official site, click here.