S&Man (2010)

Soft for Digging and Mimic: Sentinel director J.T. Petty blurs the line between fact and fiction while exploring the connection between voyeurism and horror films by speaking with both the people who make them and the scholars who study… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 1, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2010
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A strange hybrid of personal journey, half-baked documentary and cleverly executed tease, S&Man (pronounced "Sandman") gets up close and personal with three of the more extreme makers of underground horror and fetish films.

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

S&Man is interested in the horror film in general as a perverse bridge between the genders.

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James Rocchi

S&MAN may have too many themes flitting through it, but curious horror buffs will find it to be a knowing look at the lowest-yet-purest possible levels of a genre.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Petty's film devolves into a transparent and uninformative gimmick.

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

It explores the cheap and trashy yet it's fresh and engaging, with plenty of appeal for genre fans and outsiders alike.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The only thing scarier than the [underground horror] movies may be the people who make them.

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Joe Leydon

It's not entirely clear whether helmer JT Petty is being deadly serious or perversely cheeky -- or both.

Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

The question you then have to ask is: if it's so "offensive," why didn't you turn away?

Johnny Butane
Dread Central

Ultimately what Petty has managed to do with S&Man is produce a film that is both an interesting, discerning look at the most extreme of our genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Ryan Marshall
7.4/10 Sometimes, I watch horror films to be entertained, and sometimes, I watch them to be disturbed, compelled, and shocked. Films such as… More
Christopher Brown
Interesting look into underground extreme horror with a bit of a twist. Worth seeing.