Charles Manson is a name most people have heard of. The Manson legacy has been the subject of countless books and films, and it has carved itself a nice little corner in pop culture’s psyche. The broad strokes of his crimes have become campfire legend, but ask the average person about his motivations and you’ll hear some vague notion of helter skelter and the murder of actress Sharon Tate (who was also married to director Roman Polanski, who of course directed Rosemary’s Baby). This is all true, but there was a lot that led up to the race war that Charles Manson was desperately trying to start, and in my opinion no one seems to have gotten it quite right yet. There’s so much more to the Manson that hollywood and pop culture has fed us over all of these years.

So I’m especially appreciative that HOUSE OF MANSON pretty much gives the finger to the Charlie you think you know. Writer/Director Brandon Slagle’s realization of Manson humanizes him in a way that’s really refreshing. The trailer depicts a Charles Manson that is subdued and charismatic. Oh, he still has the wild eyed, lunatic grin we all know him for, but it seems HOUSE OF MANSON is taking a more realistic approach to the man who had rock star ambitions and hordes of women at his beck and call… but little else. Also, holy shit, the trailer gets downright creepy.

While film has been released internationally, a U.S. release date still yet to be announced, so keep an eye out for this one. 

An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson’s life leading up to the orchestration of the Tate and LaBianca murders.

House of Manson