Although horrendously-acted with a gratingly-corny dissonant theme, dilatory render of the murders, & miscast Charles, Helter Skelter does offer a diverting portrayal of the criminality, psychosis, & bizarre trial of Manson’s cult. 4/10.
Helter Skelter is a 1976 television film based on the 1974 book by prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry. In the United States, it aired over two nights. In some countries it was shown in cinemas, with additional footage including nudity, language and more violence.
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