S&Man (2006)

Genres - Culture & Society, Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Media Studies, Psychology  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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 them. In addition to delving into such issues as objectivity/subjectivity, audience sympathy, and what the need to be scared says about the viewer, Petty backs up his theory about voyeurism's connection to horror by exploring the case of a filmmaker whose eerie, shot-on-video horror films display an unsettling level of realism.

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film-genres, horror-films, objectivity, peeping-tom, perspectives, voyeur