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

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The film’s poster.

Status: Partially Found

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, known as The Manson Massacre (or The Cult), was released in March 1972 in Clovis, New Mexico[2] and was quickly forgotten soon after. It later was released as The Manson Massacre with screenings beginning from Boston on August 4, 1976,[3] to Los Angeles on October 22, 1976.[4] The film was criticized for its depiction of sex and violence,[5] and it was never released on any known 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.


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