Charles Manson biopic “House of Manson” secures US distribution, to debut August 5th

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Posted June 15, 2016 by Eoin Friel in News

Following a successful film festival run, director Brandon Slagle’s “House of Manson” – a tense crime drama based on the life of notorious criminal Charles Manson, will be making its debut on digital platforms and physical media on August 5th in the United States from Gravitas Ventures.

Previously released in the UK as “Manson”, the film follows the life of Charles Manson from childhood to his arrest at Barker Ranch following his involvement in the deaths at the Tate and LaBianca residences (among others) during the summer of 1969, which ultimately led to his trial and sentencing.

Charles Manson, Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten all remain incarcerated to this day.

The film stars Ryan Kiser (Dead Sea) in the title role of Charles Manson.  Having previously portrayed the role in the unrelated short film “Lie” in 2009, Kiser’s performance has gained accolades for his fresh take on the character, portraying him not as the ranting caricature often seen in low budget film adaptations of the story but as a flawed, human individual who also happens to be responsible for some of the most heinous acts in United States history.

Also garnering acclaim is Devanny Pinn’s (The Black Dahlia Haunting) chilling portrayal of Susan Atkins, who has since died in prison of brain cancer, and Reid Warner’s (Oren Peli’s Area 51) harrowing and unsettling take on Charles “Tex” Watson – who now ironically runs a Christian outreach program from prison.

Rounding out the cast is Tristan Risk (American Mary) as Abigail Folger, Suzi Lorraine as Sharon Tate, as well as Serena Lorien, Erin Marie Hogan, Britt Griffith, Chriss Anglin (Supergirl), Julie Rose, and Maxine Wasa.

The film received awards and nominations from festivals all over the world including SNOWDANCE, CANADA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, INTERNATIONAL EURO FILM FESTIVAL, NORTH HOLLYWOOD CINEFEST, ACTION ON FILM, TWIN CITIES FILM FESTIVAL, and THE CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS.

“House of Manson” is a riveting retelling of a bloody chapter in American crime.”- Inside SoCal
“Slagle should be applauded…  4.5 out of 5 Stars” – Dread Central
“Ryan Kiser delivers a powerful performance as Manson.”- Shock Till You Drop
“Devanny Pinn is outstanding as the chilling Susan Atkins” – Starburst Magazine
“A stellar and true to life film that is engaging as it is terrifying.”- HorrorMovies.ca
“It’s hard to imagine anything matching the fiery, accusatory tone of House of Manson”- Austin Chronicle

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I started The Action Elite a few years ago; it's grown from strength to strength but now seems like the right time to expand. I've always loved different movie genres like horror, sci-fi and dramas so you'll see a wide range of different movies covered here.

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