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This made-for-television, graphic docu-drama of the grisly Tate-La Bianca murders in Hollywood, California was based on Vince Bugliosi's novel. Over the course of the film's three hours, it chronicles the events that led a group of impressionable young women to become cold-blooded killers under the authority of notorious maniac Charles Manson.
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DirectorTom Gries
Release Date:  1976
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  Warner Home Video (April 20, 2004)
Runtime:  1hr 59min
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review by . July 27, 2010
posted in WHAT CAN I SAY?
FOR A TV FLICK THIS IS REALLY GOOD
      HELTER SKELTER      Every one knows what happened with the whole Manson family thing and every one knows the story, so why would you see this film? The answer is with out a doubt for the lead performance by Jeremy Davies, he deserved an Oscar in my opinion TV movie or not. For those who do not remember there was a film of the same name done much earlier but it focused more on the trial as this one focuses more on the family. This is actually a really …
review by . May 27, 2000
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: They caught and captured the snake     Cons: Manson is still alive     Murder, mayhem, sex, drugs, madness .... some of the words I grew up with. As a young bride I was never touched by these incarnate ideals, later I would become familiar with all of them.      In the far distant lands of California an insect crept into the minds of the young. Often idealized and often feared, he nevertheless became God and savior to those looking …
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