The American Psycho team is reuniting in the service of true crime. Director Mary Harron and writer Guinevere Turner are making Charles Manson tale The Family, which will focus on the three young women who participated in the infamous 1969 cult murders.
Vincent Bugliosi — who prosecuted Charles Manson and wrote the best-selling true crime classic, Helter Skelter, about the trial — has died at age 80. Despite a long, successful career, he lamented last year that “I can no more disassociate myself from [Manson] than I can jump away from my own shadow.”
Earlier this year, Charles Manson called off his engagement to a 27-year-old woman named “Star” when her cunning plot to display his corpse after his death was revealed. (Hey, even Manson has standards.) But a surprising number of other famous criminals have made it to the altar while behind bars.
Bruce Davis, seen here in 2014, was convicted in 1969 for his role in two murders connected to the Manson Family. He’s been in prison for nearly 50 years. Last year, he was recommended for — and then denied — parole for the third time. Last week, a Los Angeles judge upheld the most recent decision.
Made-for-TV movie Helter Skelter aired in 1976, two years after the book it's based on was released, and seven years after the Manson Family murders it depicts were committed. Over time, it's become a cult classic among true crime fans, and it holds up amazingly well today. Here's why.
Did you ever hear about that time Charles Manson auditioned for the Monkees? Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? That's because it is.
True crime fans know there's more to Charles Manson lore than true crime tale Helter Skelter.
The 1992 Nine Inch Nails song "Gave Up" is fantastic. But if you're at all familiar with the official video for the song, you'll know that it's a bit fucked up. The video was filmed at 10050 Cielo Drive — the Los Angeles home where actress Sharon Tate was brutally murdered by members of the Manson Family in the summer…
Convicted murderer and future American Idol contestant Charles Manson has used the liberal Creative Commons license to release a new 16-track album from prison. The album, called, ironically, One Mind, is free to download at LimeWire. As an added bonus, the CC license allows listeners to copy the tracks as much as…