Helter Skelter


Helter Skelter Review

Ultra-freaky Steve Railsback steals the show as Charles Manson in the 4-hour miniseries that outlines the trial of Manson and his "family" for the Sharon Tate and LaBianca murders in the early 1970s. Unfortunately, about 2 1/2 hours of this is filler, padding out the story to miniseries length. DiCenzo is capable as the prosecutor who put Manson away for life (actually: he got the death penalty, but California overturned the death penalty while he was on death row; his sentence was converted to life in prison). But ultimately, this is Railsback's story -- the tricks he does with his eyes alone are unforgettable.
Helter Skelter

Facts and Figures

Run time: 180 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 16th May 2004


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 6.5 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Charles Manson, as Linda Kasabian, as Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkle, as Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme, as Charles "Tex" Watson, as Bobby Beausoleil