J.T. Petty has a canny awareness of the underground horror genre—too canny, in fact, to convincingly sell his documentary about the subculture as a work of pure vérité. Thwarted in his attempts to profile a local peeping tom, Petty instead opts to investigate the world of super-low-budget horror movies, where fantasies of rape, mutilation, and humiliation reign, and where the illusion of raw authenticity differentiates its hardcore material from Hollywood’s glossier scary fare. A cinema professor and two psychologists discuss issues of voyeurism, compulsion, and deviance to intriguing if... More >>>