House of Manson (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography, History
98 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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House of Manson Review


An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson's life leading up to the orchestration of the Tate and LaBianca murders..

House of Manson (2014) is an American crime biography movie that is filled with thrills and drama. Director and writer Brandon Slagle (The Dark Avengers (2005), Dead Sea (2014), The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012), Methodic (2007)) did a phenomenal job directing this unique movie. I was interested in seeing this film because I did a biography on him and was interested to see how the movie portrays him. This movie is like no other and is one that should be seen by everyone that is interested in seeing a biography on Charles Manson life. This movie has a unique approach to it and a more serious tone that makes it a marvelous film.

House of Manson is a chronicle of the life of Charles Manson┬áthat shows events from his life leading to the murder of Sharon Tate and LaBianca. This movie focuses more on the Manson Family (Charles Manson’s followers) rather than on his sexual life and extravagant details on Sharon Tate. Charles Manson is played by actor, Ryan Kiser (Truth or Dare (2013), Potpourri (2011), One Night Stand (2010), Lie Lie (2009)) and he did a good job at it. The movie has two timelines, and the director did an excellent job combining both together; where we see Charles standing trial and then events of his life.

The sound department could have done a better job. The actors all delivered a realistic, convincing job with their roles, and I bet that was not easy. The Sound Department once again was a huge disappointment for me. The biography was on point from what I have read from the numerous research I have done, and it was nice to see that the movie was done right this time around. Overall, the movie was a very interesting piece of work. Reading and writing about serial killers has amazed me in so many ways and has also broadened my thinking about the world we live in. I am more aware of my surroundings and whom I speak to because people are not who they appear to be sometimes.

About House of Manson 2014

Title: House of Manson
Year: 2014
Runtime: 98 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography, History
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 24 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 24
Starring: Tristan Risk, Noel Jason Scott, Leonel Claude, Brandon Slagle, Devanny Pinn, Chris Sanders, Michael John, Tawny Amber Young, Jennifer Woods, Eddie Griffith, Ryan Kiser, Kim Kerns, Teresa R. Parker, Teresa Parker, Max Wasa, Britt Griffith, Mel Turner, J.T. Griffith, Dillon Paigen, Adrian Quihuis, Rileigh Griffith, Tyler Griffith, Erin Marie Hogan, Darius Devontaye Green, Amy Hessler, Wolfgang Moser, Suzi Lorraine, Reid Warner, Blake James, Chriss Anglin
Writers: Brandon Slagle
Director: Brandon Slagle