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Based on a true story, this film details the rise of Charles Manson (Jeremy Davies) and his "family," who are responsible for a series of famous murders in the late 1960s. Manson, a magnetic and mysterious man, attracts road-weary single mother Linda Kasabian (Clea DuVall) to join his collection of outcasts on a ranch outside of Los Angeles. After murdering actress Sharon Tate (Whitney Dylan), Manson and his followers are investigated by district attorney Vincent Bugliosi (Bruno Kirby).

Cast & Crew

Jeremy Davies
Charles Manson
Bruno Kirby
Vincent Bugliosi
Clea Duvall
Linda Kasabian
Marguerite Moreau
Susan "Sadie" Atkins
Allison Smith
Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkle
Whitney Dylan
Sharon Tate
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Hal Ozsan
Joey Dimarco
John Gray
Director
Mark Wolper
Executive Producer
Peter Miller
Executive Producer
Vincent Bugliosi
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  • Feb 14, 2014
    Good biopic on the life of Charles Manson and his "family", Helter Skelter is one of those made for TV movie films that touches on a few truer facts about Manson's life, and takes creative liberties with the real story. There is no doubt that Manson was a sick, twisted psycho, and with that we get a feeling for the monster in a terrific performance by Jeremy Davies in the lead role. He delivers a performance that saves this movie from being a total waste of time. Helter Skelter is not a film for everyone, obviously due to the subject. But to those interested in Manson, this is a no brainer to watch. However if you're looking for an accurate portrait of events, Helter Skelter leaves a bit to be desired. The film nonetheless relies on a good cast to make up for its shortcomings. The film boasts a good story as well, but if you're going into this film expecting an accurate portrait of the events, you're going to be disappointed. Helter Skelter is better than most made for TV films, and for that it does distinguish itself from other films of said genre. With a good cast, and a good script, this film is good for what it sets out to do, but it is not the definitive portrait of Charles Manson's life. The film serves more of a stepping stone for people who merely interested in the subject, and it does manage to entertain. However, like I said, this is a film not for everyone, and if you're not interested in such a subject, then I would recommend you'd skip out on this one. But it does manage to be entertaining and quite frankly disturbing at the same time, which makes Helter Skelter a memorable dramatic biopic about one of the most depraved psychos of the 20th Century.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2010
    As an accurate representation of the life of Charles Manson, this movie is acceptable. As a piece of entertainment produced simply for this means, this film is good. I have a keen interest in Charles Manson, as most people do (:P) and I love Jeremy Davies so naturally this movie looked like a winner. If I were basing my review purely on Davies' portrayal of the mentally unhinged and deeply spiritual Manson, then this review would have five out of five easily, as I think it is one of the most comfortable roles I have ever seen him in. However as a movie and more importantly as something that claims to be rooted in fact, from my knowledge, this movie is accurate in some parts but very random in others, giving it a middle of the road two and half out of five, but making it still definatley worth a watch.
    Unknown H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2009
    This made-for-tv movie tells the story of influential yet twisted Charles Manson who has led a group of people , eventually known as the Manson Family and the events that led to his arrest after organizing a series of murders. Jeremy Davies, who is better known for his character as Daniel Faraday in the Lost TV series, was brilliant in his portrayal as Charles Manson. The movie was a bit long, but each moment held my interest. It was obvious that it ran on a small budget, but the murder scenes were still spine-tingling.
    Rose G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 16, 2009
    I can only say that Charles Manson is a fucking sick bastard. Thats all.
    Cita W Super Reviewer

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