The Beach Boys and the Satan
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The Beach Boys and the Satan
The title is self-explanatory: this 1997 documentary plays up the tenuous connection and brief friendship that once flowered between Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and the psychopathic, homicidal Manson Family, headlined by songwriter-turned-cult leader (and mass murderer) Charles Manson. The film begins with a chronicle of The Beach Boys' rise to commercial glory, placing the ensemble into an unusual context with very rarely-screened behind-the-scenes footage of the artists, then expands its focus to chart the interpersonal connections between Church of Satan leader Anton La Vey,… More