Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems.
The abandoned home of Wilfred Butler, a wealthy but troubled man who committed suicide, has been willed to his grandson, Jeffrey. But an Axe wielding maniac has set up residence in the house - and he doesn't take kindly to strangers.
In this unique take on the infamous Manson murders we follow two generations of chilling real life events which occur at 10050 Cielo Drive, one of America's most notorious addresses. In 1969, we witness the violent exploits of homicidal cult The Manson Family which culminate in the brutal murder of actress Sharon Tate and several of her friends at Cielo Drive. In 1992, rock singer Margot Lavigne moves into the house to record a new album. But life soon becomes a hellish nightmare as supernatural forces haunt Margot and her band mates with sheer, unbridled evil. As Margot learns more about the events of 1969, and begins to understand the true nature of The Manson Family, she realizes she must find a way to lay the ghosts of the past to rest - or become another tragic footnote in the history of The House on Cielo Drive.Written by
North Bank Entertainment
During a rehearsal for the scene involving Charles Manson's confrontation with Bernard Crowe, Manson actor Ciaron Davies cut open his own forehead with the gun. The cut can be seen on his forehead in the scene but isn't addressed by any of the characters. A scene was improvised and filmed featuring Manson head butting a door to explain the cut, but that was eliminated from the final edit for pacing reasons. See more »
So many movies about Manson follow the same well worn path but this takes an entirely different turn and in between some low budget clunkyness and occasional less than stellar acting it stumbles across some surprisingly innovative moments of writing and directing. I expected an exploitation movie and while it does have some questionable taste (the endless stabbing of the victims in the Tate murder scene is horrible) there are some thought provoking ideas presented which I really didn't expect from a movie of this kind.
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