Watch the Trailer for a Charles Manson Documentary Narrated by Rob Zombie
This upcoming Sunday (Dec. 3), the Reelz channel will premiere a new documentary about the life of Charles Manson which is narrated by director and musician Rob Zombie. It will focus on the Manson Family murders told from Manson’s perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside a California State Prison.
“Though decades have passed since his conviction, the obsessive interest has never waned,” Zombie says of Manson in the trailer for the documentary, which can be viewed below.
Charles Manson: The Final Words includes the killer’s eerie and disturbing conversations about modern society, justice, his decades behind bars, the Bernard Crowe shooting and the murders along with digitally restored audio recordings from the original investigations to reconstruct a path of events that led to the brutal slayings of movie star Sharon Tate and four of her friends on Aug. 8, 1969 in addition to the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald “Shorty” Shea.
The documentary, which Manson collaborated on in the year leading up to his death, also includes compelling new interviews with members of the Manson Family which reveal never-before-heard details that help uncover the real story and motives behind the grisly murder spree. Viewers will hear from accused Manson Family members Bobby Beausoleil, Barbara Hoyt and Catherine “Cappi” Gillies along with prosecutor Stephen Kay, defense attorney Gary Fleischman, music producer Phil Kaufman as well as other investigators and authors.
On Nov. 16, Manson was transferred to a hospital with low expectations of survival from an undisclosed ailment. Three days later (Nov. 19), it was confirmed he passed away of “natural causes” at a Kern County hospital in Bakersfield, Calif.
The murder of actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant during the Beverly Hills home invasion, and mass murder of five people in all was the most high-profile of all the Manson Family slayings. This led to a sensational trial and death sentence on April 22, 1971. Manson’s sentence would be altered to life in prison the following year after the death penalty was deemed unconstitutional.
Head to the Reelz website to find the channel in your area.
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