Manson Family (1997)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 10

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Directed by: Jim Van Bebber
Starring: Marcelo Games (Charles Manson), Carl Day (TV Producer), Marc Pitman (Tex Watson), Jim Van Bebber (Bobby), Maureen Allisse (Sadie Atkins), Leslie Orr (Patty Krenwinkel), Michelle Briggs (Linda Kasabian)
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:35:11
Genres: Based on a True Story, Cult, Drugs, Gore-Gruesome, Home Invasion, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women

Plot – Spoilers:
The Manson Family follows the wanton lives of the Manson family on a ranch and the lead-up to the murders. This story is presented as a documentary being prepared by a TV producer to mark the upcoming anniversary of the events. The parallel story follows a group of junkies who have been keenly following the producer and have plans for him.

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May 22, 2020 4:24 pm

What a load of bollocks.

Ricky Soo
Ricky Soo
August 29, 2020 12:15 am

There were many movies/documentaries of Charles Manson throughout the years. Can admin list some of it in, particularly Helter Skelter.

September 1, 2020 3:19 am

Some of the clips in the movie came from the movie You Killed Me First. Death Valley 69!!! This movie is shit though.

September 15, 2020 6:57 am

Brilliant… these other commenters have no eyes.

January 31, 2021 6:45 am

Jim is a wild dude and innovator! He shot some videos for Skinny Puppy and Download scored this. Glad this movie filmed in the 90s was finally completed. Though the budget was low, it works for the material.

June 27, 2021 10:49 am

The whole Charles Manson boogeyman fairytale is a load of horseshit. So let me get this straight. Manson had Sharon Tate murdered to start a race war the blacks would win. Once in control, the blacks would not be able to handle the power. That is when Manson and his minions would emerge from the “bottomless pit” and become king of the world. And 99% of people in America bought that story hook, line and sinker? The truth of the matter is that Sharon Tate’s father worked for the Nixon administration and was in charge of psychological operations (aka – psy-ops) during the Vietnam war. Peace and love hippies were convincing suburban housewives that 300+ young American soldiers coming back from Nam in body bags every week was wrong. Nixon got together with the Hollywood folks and they came up with this BS story to vilify hippies. Their scheme worked perfectly. Hippies immediately shut up about the war and Nixon’s weapons manufacturing bonanza continued for another 5 years without protest. Then we see Manson doing interviews in prison and at parole hearings wearing ripped jeans, denim jackets, hippie love beads and a long beard, all of which are not allowed according to the California Corrections Grooming Policy. Honestly, that 5 foot 2, smelly 110 pound weakling boogeyman Manson would be my zombie slave for life after I gave him one half-hearted back-handed slap and knocked him half way across the room.
By the way – this movie sucks. If you are going to tell a BS story, at least make it interesting. I love the movie “Apollo 13.” Everyone knows the story is a crock of shit but it was really emotionally gripping and filmed beautifully with a big budget. This Manson film looks like a high school project with piss poor actors.