With the 50th anniversary of the Manson Family murders on the horizon, interest in the Manson Family and their crimes is rising. Now the sister of Manson victim Sharon Tate is slamming an upcoming film about the actress’ death.
The year 2019 will mark 50 years since the infamous Manson Family began a reign of terror that gripped Los Angeles for months. In 1969, actress Sharon Tate was among those killed by members of the cult-like group.
With this looming anniversary and the recent death of Charles Manson, there has been a renewed interest in the Manson Family murders. Hollywood seems to be especially fascinated.
Director Quentin Tarantino is working on an untitled film about Manson. It is set to begin production in the summer of 2018 with a planned release date of August 9, 2019. Leonardo DiCaprio has been cast and Margot Robbie is rumored to be joining the production.
Director Mary Harron is also making a movie about three of Manson’s followers called Charlie Says. It will star Matt Smith and Suki Waterhouse.
There is a third Manson-related film called The Haunting of Sharon Tate that is currently making news, but for all the wrong reasons.
Sharon Tate’s Sister Denounces Movie
The Haunting of Sharon Tate is reportedly about the days leading up to Tate’s murder. It takes its cues from an interview Tate gave a year before her death, where she spoke to a reporter about dreams about ghosts and dying at the hands of a satanic cult.
Tate’s sister Debra Tate says she believes one scene in the film depicts the actress (played by Hilary Duff) having a premonition that she and ex-boyfriend Jay Sebring would have their throats slit. But Debra says Tate never had such a dream.
“I know for a fact she did not have a premonition—awake or in a dream—that she and Jay would have their throat cut. I checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky.”
Debra, who was 16 when her sister was murdered, is very much the keeper of Sharon Tate’s legacy. She also claims to own the rights to her sister’s likeness.
Debra says this film is just another attempt to cash in on her sister’s murder. “It’s classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event,” she said.
The filmmakers involved with The Haunting of Sharon Tate have yet to respond to Debra Tate’s comments.
Tate was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed to death in her home. Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Steven Parent were also killed at the home the actress shared with her husband, famous director Roman Polanski.