Friday, October 05, 2007
The Manson Family
Posted by Sarah
So I've always been very curious about what happened with Charles Manson and his little cult. Now I know. Very graphically too. Maybe I should have just read the biography...
So it starts of with lots of overlapping scenes of "footage", "interviews" and "real life". I thought it was a real documentary. But it wasn't :( Yet again, I am so gullible. Finally we sort of understand that theres this TV presenter and documentary maker in the 90's and he is editing footage. At the same time overlapping with that we get the whole story of "The Family". At first its just a couple of girls obsessing over "Charlie" and then the family gets bigger and bigger. They sort of take over this ranch belonging to this blind guy. The family basically romps around naked doing drugs and acting like children. The details are limited as to why the blind guy has let them all stay. Free sex is the most probably answer.
A lot of nudity. More sex than any people-loving-person needs. So much nudity that I nearly fast forward because it is becoming repetitive. Drugs. More drugs. More Sex.etc..
Charlie is an aspiring musician... as well as being the second coming of Christ. He doesn't want his music to become commercialised though and when his producer doesn't want to keep him in his studio, he flips out a little, okaaaay a looot, you got me there. (In my opinion, this is why all the killings started). Tex, his not so smart buddy steals money from the blacks (as its ok to steal from a race you hate). The Black Panthers get upset, and threaten to kill Tex. Charlie smooth talks them... by killing them. The War on race is on!! Aaand for some reason that means the Manson family has to live in the desert. But as they are good for nothing jobless hippies, they need money and fast.
Keeel the evil producer. Gory bloody scene that lasts too long. A guy called Bobby goes to jail.
Scene with lots of nakedness and drinking dog blood and campfires and orgies and devils and stuff. ewwy.
Then come the real senseless killings, as they all have to try to get emprisoned to join their brother Bobby. They start randomly going into peoples houses and stabbing them (quite badly, I have to admit, because they have to stab them atleast 60 times before they are dead...then again, they stab them another 50 times after death, so i guess that wasn't really a concern for them). This part is EXTREMELY BLOODY. They do horrible things to the bodies after they are dead, so horrible that I don't want to repeat them in this review. Lots of people go to jail after loosing all their morality to Charlie and drugs.
God was I happy when that was over. It was too realistic for me. It was stories you hear about cults and the 60's, but put into a very very realistic faux-documentary. Watch this if you stomach is empty, and you're ready for a lot of blood and a lot of graphic group sex. Oh who am I kidding, you're all going to watch it now.
at 11:19 AM