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Twitter Thinks The New Charles Manson Film Looks More Terrifying Than Zac Efron's Ted Bundy

A new film about Charles Manson and his cult following of female killers has just been released and people are already saying it looks much scarier than Zac Efron's new Ted Bundy movie.

Charlie Says, which is due to hit UK screens soon following its US release on Monday, follows the story of the women who became infatuated Charles Manson and even killed at his command.

Manson is played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith, while his loyal female followers include Hannah Murray who plays Leslie Van Houten, Sosie Bacon plays Patricia Krenwinkel, and Marianne Rendon takes the role of Susan Atkins. And the trailer looks super creepy...

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The film comes not long after the release of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, the film based on serial killer Ted Bundy, who is played by Zac Efron.

Similar to Charlie Says, Efron's latest project follows the life of Bundy's ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins) narrowing in on how her life was impacted by her killer husband.

The official synopsis reads: "Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him - Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón) - remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith).

"Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan - until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them."

Credit: IFC Films
Credit: IFC Films

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"Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did?

Credit: IFC Films
Credit: IFC Films

"Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century."

It's not the only Manson-based movie set for release, with Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, starring Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, set to hit screens on August 15th.

A UK release date for Charlie Says has not yet been announced, but when it comes, we'll definitely be watching.

Featured Image Credit: IFC Film

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment News, TV & Film

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance journalist working for Pretty 52. After graduating from the University of Sussex, Ciara worked as a writer at GLAMOUR Magazine and later as the Assistant Editor of Yahoo Style UK.

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