House of Manson

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House of Manson
House of Manson (2014) Film Poster.jpg
Directed byBrandon Slagle
Produced byDevanny Pinn, Britt Griffith
Written byBrandon Slagle
StarringRyan Kiser
CinematographyMichael Rattet
Edited byMaximillian Williams
House of Manson
Micro Bay Features
Distributed byKaleidoscope
Lighthouse Digital Media
New Horizon Films
Gravitas Ventures
Release date
  • October 18, 2014 (2014-10-18) (Twin Cities Film Festival)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Ryan Kiser, Hollywood, California on December 11, 2014

House of Manson (also known as Manson in the United Kingdom) is a 2014 biographical film that was written and directed by Brandon Slagle.[1] It had its world premiere on October 18, 2014 at the Twin Cities Film Festival and stars Ryan Kiser as Charles Manson.[2]


The film details the life of Charles Manson, leading up to the murder of actress and model Sharon Tate and subsequent trial and sentencing.



Dread Central gave House of Manson a favorable review, writing that it was "informative, violent, shocking, and saddening – Slagle should be applauded for taking on a subject that’s been beaten to death and giving it a totally new perspective from the audience’s point of view."[3] Shock Till You Drop also gave a positive review, citing its acting and praising it for being "one of the few true-crime biopic indie films to roll out in a long time that doesn’t feel like simply an excuse to make a film, cashing in on the name".[4] Starburst was mildly more mixed, stating that it "won't offer any new insights or conclusions but it does present a different slant on a character whose infamy shows no sign of abating. Slagle's film is of interest though, built on excellent performances and subtle, almost documentary-like direction that draws the viewer in."[5]


  1. ^ "The House of Manson Opens at AFM 2014; New Artwork". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ "Twin Cities Film Fest preview, part one - Twin Cities Daily Planet". Twin Cities Daily Planet. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  3. ^ "House of Manson (2015)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  4. ^ "Review: Brandon Slagle's HOUSE OF MANSON - Shock Till You Drop". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  5. ^ "HOUSE OF MANSON (review)". Starburst. Retrieved 2016-02-05.

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