Helter Skelter

Series: Re-Run Theater

This 1976 made-for-TV movie is a direct adaptation of Head Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s bestselling book about the notorious case against cult leader Charles Manson and his murderous “Family.”

In his first starring role, Steve Railsback completely inhabits his performance as the wild eyed madman would be musician turned mass murderer.

Part police procedural, part horror movie, the events that started with the horrific Tate/LaBianca murder spree in 1969 are chronicled in this intense dramatization.  With the help of an inept police department, Bugliosi must make an almost impossible to prove conviction:  That one mentally ill maniac managed to convince young women and men to savagely kill in order to start an apocalypse prophesied by a pop song.

Reserved seating available for Visionary and Cinephile Society members.

Year
1976
Format
Digital
Runtime
194min
Wheelchair accessible
No
Assistive Listening
Yes
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