Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Manson is a documentary feature which explores the history, beliefs and mind-sets of those involved in the brutal Tate-LaBianca slayings. In order to do this, it features interviews with Manson Family members who left before the slayings as well as an interview with the prosecuting attorney Vincent Bugliosi. The bland, nearly nonsensical testimony of women from his group is particularly chilling. Other footage includes some of Manson's songs and an interview he gave to Jerry Rubin.
brainwashing, cult, follower [adherent], hippie, interview, murder, testimony, thrill-killing