The Manson Family

Synopsis: If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of Los Angeles, the dream of the "Love Generation" is transforming into something evil. What was once an oasis of free love and acid trips has become ground zero for a madman's paranoid visions. An average group of kids, the "Family," become engulfed in a delusional world where torment and slaughter are considered the path to righteousness.Director Jim VanBebber (Deadbeat at Dawn) delivers a dizzying, rapid-fire vision of the sex and violence that unifies the misguided group, a group hell-bent on executing the brutal vision of its leader, Charles Manson. You've seen the story through the eyes of the law. Now witness it through the eyes of THE MANSOSN FAMILY.
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Director(s): Jim Van Bebber
Production: Blue Underground
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

On a quest for God.

Stumbling around,

taking drugs.

Kind of like a blind

girl in a Forest,

Let me hit that now.

Linda, I want you to come to

the Ranch with me this time.

Just for a few days.

Charlie acts from his soul.

Charlie is the man that

weve all been waiting for.

I was living in this

apartment, with my Dog,

and my life was

really routine.

Id just go to work,

go home, go shopping.

Go to work, go

home, go shopping.

And, it was really a drag.

And then Charlie blows in

and he just

changed everything.

And I dropped it all.

And I just took off.

He brought out all

these things in me

that I was just

sticking in slots.

When Charlie got out,

he was 33,

hed been locked

up since he was 13.

And he was lonely.

And this was the first time

he had a group of women

that cared about him,

that loved him.

And Charlie loved those girls.

He treated them

with plenty of respect.

Well, I was trying to get

close to Charlies girls.

Its astounding that

Charlie even knew Dennis,

and that we were

all living in this

rock stars mansion

in the first place.

But then Dennis wised up

and kicked us all out.

Theres a lot of

acid at the ranch.

Well of course I went

where the girls went.

I followed them

out to the ranch,

and tried to integrate

myself with Charlie.

I came to you with all

the love in my heart.

And you slaughtered me man.

You slaughtered me.

And now I gotta hide,

I gotta hide my soul

so you wont kill me.

And thats why the

kids have to hide,

They come out and

their parents say

shut up get back

inside of yourself.

You dont need

to be so bright,

cause then weve got

to judge ourselves.

They hate to

look at themselves.

They hate to look at the

truth in themselves man.

They persecute themselves.


this is Tex.

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Jim Van Bebber

Jim Van Bebber (born November 24, 1964 in Greenville, Ohio) is an American film director. Van Bebber attended Wright State University where he studied cinema. Instead of using a bank loan to pay for a second year of college, he used the money to finance Deadbeat at Dawn, and founded the indie film company Asmodeus Productions with several colleagues. The Manson Family took more than ten years to complete. Van Bebber is currently involved in the production of a feature-length horror film titled 'Gator Green'. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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