Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter ★★★★

Exceptionally well-made for a made for TV movie. A little long perhaps, and it is restrained by the network TV standards of the 1970s. However, it, benefits from its close proximity to the actual crimes (Helter Skelter aired only a few years after Manson was found guilty), and is thus not heavily influenced by the myth of Manson that grew in the decades after the trial.