With the release of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and its retelling of the Manson murders dredging traumatic history back into the public eye, we sat down to watch three movies released in the decade following the horrifying and world-changing events of August 1969. Two of them are horror movies using Manson figures as catalysts for gruesome violence (I Drink Your Blood, Deathmaster) and the third is a made-for-TV retelling of the lengthy Manson trial that eventually indicted the hippie guru and his followers (Helter Skelter).

With Corbin Groothuis and Ian Sinclair.

Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.


I Drink Your Blood review by Ian West, Letterboxd

Deathmaster review by Stankshadow, Letterboxd

Deathmaster review by Roger Ebert


“News Theme” and “District Four” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Never Learn Not to Love” by The Beach Boys, 20/20

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