Although Charles Manson has died, his notorious family and their murders have continued to grow in intrigue. Manson recently passed away while incarcerated, November 19, 2017. Over the last year a documentary has been in production detailing the crimes of the Manson Family, with a more intimate approach. REELZ has released a trailer ahead of the upcoming air date December 3, 2017.

Charles Manson: The Final Words will feature interviews with Manson himself in what would be the last year of his life. Like a majority of the world, Rob Zombie has expressed an almost obsessive interest in the cult leader, lending himself to narrate the documentary. The acclaimed horror director and musician has been noted to be influenced in many ways by Manson.


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Narrated by musician and director Rob Zombie, the documentary focuses on the Manson family murders told from Manson’s perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison.

Charles Manson: The Final Words includes Manson’s eerie and disturbing conversations about modern society, justice, his decades behind bars, the Bernard Crowe shooting and the murders along with digitally restored audio recordings from the original investigations to reconstruct a path of events that led to the brutal slayings of movie star Sharon Tate and four of her friends on August 8, 1969 in addition to the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald “Shorty” Shea.

The documentary also includes compelling new interviews with members of the Manson family which reveal never-before-heard details that help uncover the real story and motives behind the grisly murder spree. Viewers will hear from accused Manson family members Bobby Beausoleil, Barbara Hoyt and Catherine “Cappi” Gillies along with prosecutor Stephen Kay, defense attorney Gary Fleischman, music producer Phil Kaufman as well as other investigators and authors.

Manson has, by circumstance, influenced countless entries in the horror genre. The murders of his cult have played a small role in shaping the background stories for films such as Annabelle, and Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film. Charles Manson: The Final Words will definitely be the last we hear from the man himself regarding his legacy.


Charles Manson: The Final Words will air this upcoming weekend, Sunday December 3, 2017 on REELZ.