In the wake of Charles Manson’s death Sunday night at the age of 83 has come a new wave of stories about Manson, his “Family,” and the horrific murders he committed.
Though he spent most of his life in prison, Manson has exerted a strange pull on American culture. Partly this was because of how famous the killings became, partly this was because Manson did lots of interviews from prison, but partly it’s because it’s so hard to understand why Manson’s followers did such horrible things.
The definitive Manson footage isn’t footage of Manson, who spent his live trying to manipulate people—it’s the chilling interviews of his Family in the 1973 documentary, “Manson.”
Watch the documentary below and read the story at VICE.
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