August 9th, 1969. It’s just after midnight, and a car pulls up to actress Sharon Tate’s sprawling Benedict Canyon home. And while designated driver, Linda Kasabian, stands guard outside, her three ‘Family’ members commit one of the grizzliest mass murders in American history.
A fascinating docu-drama that takes viewers deep inside Charles Manson's twisted world.
Taking viewers deep inside a twisted world of hate, fear, sexual transgression, and mind-control, Manson details how cult leader Charles Manson transformed a harmless group of hippies – mostly young women from good families – into a gang of brutal murderers.
Chronicling the chilling, four-week lead-up to the bible- and Beatles-inspired racial war he called ‘Helter Skelter’, and featuring exclusive interviews with original ‘Family’ members, Manson weaves together high-end drama, rare archival footage, and eyewitness testimony to present a spellbinding portrait of a true nightmare. And after 40 years in hiding, and for the first time ever, Linda Kasabian tells her full story.
Leaving her abusive husband behind during 1969’s Summer of Love, and with her young daughter in tow, 20-year-old Linda thought she’d found paradise on Manson’s hippie commune outside Los Angeles. Living within the abandoned Wild West film set on the Spahn Ranch, she felt at home in the tight-knit community. And when she finally met Manson, felt the charismatic leader could see right into her soul.
As Manson subjected his followers to LSD-fuelled orgies and increasingly bizarre tests of loyalty, Linda fell completely under his spell. And after Manson realised he could get his 'Family’ to kill anyone he wanted, Linda found herself behind the wheel of the getaway car on a murderous mission that would shock America to the core.
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