DVD Release: Helter Skelter: An American Myth

DVD Release Date: Available now
Price: DVD $24.99
Studio: Warner Archive


Before the Menendez brothers, O.J. and Ted Bundy, Charles Manson’s name loomed large in modern stories of murder and crime. Over 50 years have passed since Manson and his devoted followers committed their horrific acts, yet the public remains in the dark about the Manson family and their journey into the abyss.

In an ambitious and comprehensive telling of the Manson family saga in a visual medium, Helter Skelter: An American Myth features never-before-accessed interviews with former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom. In six episodes, this two-disc docuseries weaves these original narratives with archival footage and previously unreleased images to cast an entirely new light on the horrifying and fascinating story of the Manson family murders and their aftermath.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.