The Other Side of Madness (1971)
aka The Helter Skelter Murders
Genre: Crime | Drama | Documentary
Country: USA | Director: Frank Howard
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 81mn
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A mixture of documentary footage and re-enactment scenes, some filmed on the action locations, of the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the gang known as the Manson Family.
This obscure bush-league production takes many liberties in its docu/dramatization of the Manson Family and the events surrounding the most notorious killing spree in U.S. history. If you can overlook the weaving of facts with fabrications, then you might enjoy this film for its stylistic peculiarities.
With deliberately one-dimensional black and white filming, it targets an austere verite-style quality faintly similar in tinge to THE HONEYMOON KILLERS at points. The depicted crime scenarios are surprisingly discourteous, their chaos and brutality punctuated by the film’s lengthy lead-in, which is rather reserved and undemonstrative in contrast.