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The Manson Family (2003)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  23 July 2004 (UK)
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If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was... See full summary »

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Patty Krenwinkel
Maureen Allisse ...
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Jim Van Bebber ...
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Tom Burns ...
Clem Watkins
Michelle Briggs ...
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Snake
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Jim Sayer ...
Bob
Mark Gillespie ...
Terry
Paul Harper ...
Jerry
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If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman's paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the "Family," become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter are considered the path to righteousness.Director Jim VanBebber (Deadbeat at Dawn) delivers a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, a group hell-bent on executing the brutal vision of its leader, Charles Manson. You've seen the story through the eyes of the law. Now witness it through the eyes of THE MANSOSN FAMILY. Written by Anonymous

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You've seen the story through the eyes of the law... Now see it through the eyes of The Manson Family


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Rated R for strong grisly violence, strong sexual content/nudity, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Jim Van Bebber made the short film "My Sweet Satan" to fund the rest of this film, he also raised additional funds when he showed 15 minutes of uncut footage of the film at underground theaters. See more »

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Gritty and disturbing horror film.
8 March 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub plot involving tabloid journalist Jack Wilson's quest to film a documentary on the subject.The film is loaded with plenty of sex and full-frontal nudity.The final third of "The Manson Family" is a grueling nightmare with some of the most sadistic and savage murders ever captured on screen.The acting is generally amateurish,although Marc Pitman is truly impressive as Tex.The photography perfectly captures the hazy sex-and-drug fuelled lifestyle that Charlie and his largely female disciples indulged in on their Californian ranch.The killings themselves are extremely graphic and gory as hell,so I was satisfied.The scene of blood drinking orgy is truly frightening as is the slow progression of Charlie from a peaceful Jesus Christ figure to Satan himself."The Manson Family" is easily one of the most controversial and disturbing horror films ever made.Give it a look.


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