Check Out This Rob Zombie Narrated Trailer For A Documentary About Charles Manson
This Sunday, the Reelz channel in the US are showing a new documentary about the life of Charles Manson narrated by director and musician Rob Zombie. The doc focuses on the Manson Family murders as told from Manson’s point of view and features new case files, pictures and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside the California State Prison he was held in.
Charles Manson: The Final Words, which Manson collaborated on in the year before his death, features new interviews with members of the Manson Family. Viewers will hear from accused Manson Family members Bobby Beausoleil, Barbara Hoyt and Catherine “Cappi” Gillies along with prosecutor Stephen Kay, defense attorney Gary Fleischman, music producer Phil Kaufman as well as other investigators and writers.
On November 16, Manson was moved to a hospital with low expectations of survival from an undisclosed ailment. Three days later, authorities confirmed he passed away of natural causes at a Kern County hospital in Bakersfield, California.
The murder of actress Sharon Tate, who was heavily pregnant during the Beverly Hills home invasion, and murder of other five people on the scene is the most well known of all the Manson Family slayings. It led to a sensational trial and death sentence in 1971. Manson’s sentence would later be altered to life in prison after the death penalty was deemed unconstitutional.
Despite being objectively terrible, Manson has been a cult figure in the rock world for years in a way that he probably wouldn’t be if he’d committed these horrible crimes today. We get it - the whole story is dark and kitsch and absolutely fascinating, but let’s not celebrate the guy as a philosopher. It’s also never been fully clear why people have always been prepared to give him a pass on all the race war stuff, but nevertheless his is certainly an interesting story. Check it out: