Who was the director of Helter Skelter?
Helter Skelter, as it pertains to Charles Manson, was his version of a race war between whites and blacks. He was inspired by the song Helter Skelter, a Beatles song, on their White album. Manson was obsessed with the Beatles and felt they were sending him messages in their music. Manson is the 'poster child' of what happens when you take too many drugs, especially LSD. *The term helter skelter means upheaval and/or anarchy.
The 2-part made for TV movie is called Helter Skelter and is based on the New York Times Bestseller Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi, Manson's prosecutor. The actor's name is Steve Railsback. After Helter Skelter Railsback wasn't seen much. His portrayal of Manson was so eerie and accurate that he was typecast and work slowed a bit. Years later Railsback portrayed another serial killer, Ed Gein of Plainsville, WI. He was great in this movie…