Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Charles Manson Superstar


A friend found this link on Google video and sent it to me. "Charles Manson Superstar" is a documentary/interview film made by Nikolas Schreck, husband of Zeena LaVey and (at least one-time) member of the Church of Satan. As you can imagine this film has a quite different editorial point of view on Manson and his life. Schreck's stated purpose is an attempt to dispel many of the rumors surrounding Charles Manson and "the Family". I owned a copy of this on VHS for years and I'm glad to get it back. In spite of the sometimes cheesy and all too serious voice over narration, this is probably the best film on Manson I've ever seen. The interview is about as uncensored as you're likely to ever get and Schreck is quite thorough in presenting the story and showing Manson as a multi-dimensional personality rather than the bogeyman he is usually portrayed as in more mainstream interviews and films. He really just lets him talk and the majority of the editing choices seem to be made for continuity rather than to manipulate his words. So, if you've never seen this film I highly recommend it.

11 comments:

kami said...

just watched this again recently - it is a great doco... charlie makes more sense as the years go by and you look back and say "wow, how did he know that would happen?"

great blogsite too - keep it up

zab said...

Its scary how much he got right. Of course it depends on how much you read into his music.

For example, in "Sweet Words" from One Mind I think he predicts the current crisis in the credit markets. It might be a stretch but then again who knows...

Angelo Bennings said...

This site is great!! Congratulations to the creators and salutes from Spain!
:)

dwid hellion said...
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dwid hellion said...

http://www.archive.org/details/MANSON_SUPERSTAR

downloadable version

Angelo Bennings said...

Please. Anyone knows where can I get the lyrics of the songs of Paul Watkins and Brooks Poston?

Zer0_II said...

I featured your blog on my blogroll. Hopefully it will help to drive some more traffic here. Let me know if there is a noticeable increase. Peace.

Michael

Psycho Cat said...

Cover art by Joe Coleman. An added bonus!

Unhealthy Obsessions said...

Hold on to that VHS version. The DVD version is drastically different, making the original VHS quite collectable.

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