Charles Manson, leader of the infamous Manson family, has been case-studied throughout the years for his gruesome crimes, unmerciful attitude, and unexplainable cult following. Manson's minions were responsible for the deaths of seven people in the late 60s. Since Manson's conviction, his legacy expanded, with countless movies, television series, and songs referencing one of America's most prolific serial killers.
Charles Manson Dead At 83
Manson finally met his fate after dying in prison on Monday, Nov. 19, 2017. A fate that may seem inadequate to all the pain and suffering he and his followers have caused throughout the years.
The most mentionable and horrific crime committed by the Manson family was the murder of actress Sharon Tate. Tate was a young Hollywood starlet with a promising career, who was married to director Roman Polanski, and pregnant with their son.
Sharon Tate's Murder
Tate was only 26 at the time of her tragic death, yet 48 years later, her murder still shocks the many and remains one of Manson's most talked about and unforgivable acts.
Tate's notoriety grew during what was considered golden era, with friends such as Joan Collins, Mia Farrow, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Laurence Harvey, Steve McQueen in her consort and a reputation for being a genuine sweetheart and stunning beauty. Her marriage to Roman Polanski was not a traditional one as Polanksi was much older than Tate and they seemed to be an odd, imperfect couple.
Polanksi nonetheless adored Sharon, and stated numerous times that their marriage was "one the best moments of his life." Polanski was in England shooting a film on the night Tate lost her life, a decision he ultimately regretted.
Possibly, the question behind the attraction of Tate's murder is why was she singled out by Manson? Tate, who was shy two weeks of giving birth, never met Manson or any of his followers. Perhaps this question will be answered in Quentin Tarantino's next film.
Tarantino's Movie In The Works
Tarantino is the latest visionary that is looking to bring the Manson murders to the big screen. The film titled #9 will be set in the late 1960's to early 1970's. It will follow the heinous deeds carried out by the Manson family and its aftermath.
Tarantino, who is the visionary director of the films Pulp Fiction, Hateful Eight, and Django, was looking to have the Weinstein company finance the film but decided to go elsewhere amid the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. It has been reported that Sony pictures will now be financing the film.
Tarantino has reached out to Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt to portray the titular character while Margot Robbie is in talks to portray Sharon Tate.
Charles Manson was serving a life sentence when he passed away in the California State Prison in Cocoran. Manson was initially sentenced to death but his sentence was changed to life without parole after California invalidated the state's death penalty statute in 1972. He believed in "Helter Skelter," the impending apocalyptic race war, and was convinced that the murders would stop it from happening.