The Manson Massacre (partially found original English version of horror film; 1971)

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The film’s poster.

Status: Partially Found

The Manson Massacre is a 1972 sexploitation film based on the Charles Manson and the Tate–LaBianca murders.


After the infamous Manson Family murders, many attempts by exploitation filmmakers were made to cash-in, with notable examples including The Helter Skelter Murders and Slaughter (which was later re-edited into Snuff).[1] One of these films, The Cult (directored by Albert Zugsmith), was released in March 1972 in Clovis, New Mexico[2] and was quickly forgotten soon after. When the television movie Helter Skelter was screened in April 1976, it sparked a renewed interest in Charles Manson. The capitalise on this, The Cult was retitled The Manson Massacre with screenings beginning from Boston on August 4, 1976,[3] to Los Angeles on October 22, 1976.[4] For the re-release, director Zugsmith used the pseudonym "Kentucky Jones". The film was criticized for its depiction of sex and violence.[5] It was again reissued in 1980 as The House of Bondage for a brief re-release. Another title for the film was Together Girls. To date, an English-language version has never been released on home media.


The film follows the charismatic leader of a religious cult, Invar, who coerces a group of women into committing murders via coercion, beatings, and sexual games.


A German print of the film was found under the title Die Tochter Des Satans (The Daughter of Satan). To this day, an English print has yet to surface, although there is an English trailer, possibly from a late 1970s re-release to cash-in on the hit TV movie Helter Skelter.

It's also believed that Quentin Tarantino may have a 35mm print of the English version of The Manson Massacre.



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