After years on the shelf, one of the most buzzed about underground movies is finally arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. J.T. Petty’s (The Burrowers) awesome S&Man (Sandman) is FINALLY getting a release on October 12 from Magnolia Home Entertainment (xoxox)! For those of you wondering what all the quiet buzz was about, inside you’ll find our exclusive look at the red band trailer and cover art. The film will be playing for one week only in New York beginning this coming Friday (details here). This movie still gives me the creeps.
“When cult horror favorite filmmaker (JT Petty), ventures into the dark world of underground horror fetish film industry things don’t exactly go as planned. As he begins to examine the classic comparison between filmmaking and voyeurism within the horror genre, he is introduced to a collective of what he believes to be either creative filmmakers just meeting the demand of their disturbed audiences or actual deviants and possibly murderers themselves. One of the most notorious of these film series that he comes across is called “S&MAN,” produced by a rather unassuming man named Eric. Petty digs into his subject Eric, trying to get him to reveal the names of some of the actors in his films who play the “victims,” the deeper Petty prods the more Eric begins to shut off. Eric passes off his lack of participation to not wanting to give away the illusion of his films by allowing access to those actors. Realizing that the real reason might be that these victims are not in fact actors, Petty finds himself in dangerous territory, making S&MAN the most unsettling horror film experience in years.”