Helter Skelter Murders

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Released 1971

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Director:
Wade Williams
Released:
1971
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Helter Skelter Murders is a chilling 1972 documentary which documents the Charles Manson "family" and the harm they inflicted on seven unassuming victims. This violent film was directed by Frank Howard (Sixteen Candles, That Was Then, This Is Now) and stars Erica Bigelow and Kelly Cap, who help narrate the story. Howard artistically uses live-footage of the Manson trials, which were still in effect throughout the making of the documentary. He recounts the ways in which Manson manipulated his minions, convincingly them to kill innocent people such as Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate. Howard accurately portrays events in detail by combining reenactments of the murders with real footage of Manson desert rituals caught on tape. And if that isn't enough, the entire story is told against a backdrop of songs performed by Manson himself. Helter Skelter Murders is a gritty film whose message will make your skin crawl with fear. Two thumbs up!

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