Friday, October 29, 2010
S&man- JT Petty
I went to the mall today to grab a few DVD's so I could have an all day tequila and horror film marathon, while looking through the racks I came across this and since I love JT Petty due to The Burrowers being insanely bad ass and basically Tremors meets The Wild Bunch. I started off the day watching a few episodes of TV from last night such as community and It's always sunny and then cracked open the Tarantula and started off with the Psycho Legacy as I preferred to see this a tad(not a fat grunge band) more sober than the rest. Now that it was finished and I randomly got some tamales it was time to move on so I put in this little movie I knew very little about aside from the director.
I don't want to ruin much, as I said knowing little is very beneficial in this. What I will say is HOLY FUCKING CHRIST BALLS! What starts out as a documentary following a dude that likes to film the lady's turns into what at first what seems like a doc on the sub-genre of fake snuff broooootal low budge Ala Toe Tag or Bill Zebub. While this is interesting the real story starts when JT meets up with Eric, the maker of the S&man films. This is where your insides carefully drop into your rectum. It has been a long fucking time since I have seen a movie where I was literally on the edge of my seat. It may be random but as far as I can remember the last time I felt this tension that wasn't haute was when I saw The Hurt Locker. I literally almost fell off my couch, and I'm full of tequila. JT has made a movie that is more well crafted than a stumpkin. Go out and buy this movie. I have loved JT this far but this movie cements him as a modern master right up there with Mike Mendez and the rest of the crew that has saved us from the bullshit the 90's brought us. I want to give this movie a 5 but as I have put back a fifth of tequila I will restrain just in case but seriously I swear on the corpses of Bob Clark, Anthony Perkins and Alfred Hitchcock(no disrespect intended) you must watch this film.