Charlie Says – The Story of the Manson Family Women

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Director: Mary Harron

Writer: Guinevere Turner

*Adapted from Karlene Faith’s book “The Long Prison Journey of Leslie Van Houten: Life Beyond the Cult.” Also adapted from Ed Sanders’ book “The Family.”

Producers: Paige Barnett, Dana Guerin, Michael Guerin, David Hillary, Matthew Rhodes, Cindi Rice, Jeremy M. Rosen, John Frank Rosenblum, Ed Sanders, and Guinevere Turner



Simply hearing the name “Charles Manson” is enough to send a chill down the spine of most people even somewhat familiar with this disturbingly vile and despicable figure. Known as the infamous cult leader responsible for the deaths of nine individuals, including actress Sharon Tate, Manson’s name is synonymous with extreme malevolence and heinousness. However, perhaps equally as distinguished is his disturbing charismatic nature and hypnotic personality which enabled him to essentially brainwash multiple young women and men into joining his commune. Charlie Says, from director Mary Harron and writer Guinevere Turner, attempts to dig…

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