The BEST Episodes of Helter Skelter: An American Myth

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2021

Network: EPIX

Over 50 years have passed since Charles Manson and his cultishly devoted followers committed their horrific crimes, and yet, the public remains truly in the dark about The Manson Family and their journey into the abyss. How can one story be so well known, so legendary, and yet so little understood?

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The Legend of Helter Skelter

#1 - The Legend of Helter Skelter

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 30, 2020

Charles Manson meets the world, and the media cannot get enough of the hippie killer cult that helps bring an end to the 60’s. Why, fifty years later, does he still command our attention?

star 7.52
50 votes
Some Bad Mistakes

#2 - Some Bad Mistakes

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 23, 2020

A desperate Charles Manson escapes with his Family to a desert hideout. Los Angeles is paralyzed with fear as the police fumble the investigation. HELTER SKELTER reveals how Manson unexpectedly helps brings his reign of terror to an end.

star 7.47
62 votes
Seed

#3 - Seed

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 2, 2020

All the ingredients were there for Helter Skelter. How a storm of circumstances broke a young boy and helped create one of the most enigmatic criminals of all time.

star 7.47
73 votes
Out of Eden

#4 - Out of Eden

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 16, 2020

A mythical race war, delusions of stardom, and bad drug deals leave Charles Manson struggling to keep his cult together. HELTER SKELTER reveals how, through programming, drugs, and abuse, he ultimately convinces his followers to kill.

star 7.37
62 votes
Charles Manson is Your Brother

#5 - Charles Manson is Your Brother

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 26, 2020

After 50 years, the story of Charles Manson has become legend, but what’s fact and what’s fiction? Forget everything you’ve heard as HELTER SKELTER dives into the untold story of the most sensational murder spree of the 20th century.

star 7.37
103 votes
Nobody Joins a Cult

#6 - Nobody Joins a Cult

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 9, 2020

Fresh out of prison, aspiring musician Manson and his new "family" are followed to Los Angeles as he mingles with rock and roll royalty and almost lands a record deal.

star 7.32
74 votes