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About Truth and Lies: The Family Manson

The Manson case has been told countless times over the decades and there’s really nothing new or original here. If you’re already familiar with the man, the case and the trial then you’re not going to learn anything new here but overall this is certainly a well-made documentary and one that is quite entertaining. The entire Manson saga was just so bizarre that you can hear it countless times and still wonder how it all happened. How people were talked into brutally murdering others. How Manson could hold such control over people. How someone could beg for the life of their unborn child and still be brutally murdered. We get interviews with some of the victim’s family members as well as a couple of the Manson girls. Those interviewed are certainly very good at telling this story. If you’re unfamiliar with the events that happened then there’s a lot to take away from this documentary.