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Helter Skelter Tour


Dearly Departed Tours






4 Hours


To be determined when booking


Manson Family Murders: Scott Michaels himself hosts this 4 hour tour which visits the sites of the Legendary Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by the Manson Family. In this multi-media tour we reconstruct the lives of both killers and victims in the hours leading up to these horrific crimes, details of which are told by the killers themselves through audio recordings. We’ll discuss the several motivations for this infamous case that brought an end to the Decade of LOVE. If you’ve seen Scott’s documentary The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (Available in the DDT Shop), you know that Scott is widely acknowledged as an expert on the case. Quentin Tarantino personally called on Scott to work on Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, earning Scott a “Special Thanks” in the credits of the film.  Anyone who followed the Manson Murders and ensuing repercussions knows that this subject continues to shock and fascinate over 50 years later.

Warning: This tour is not recommended for children.

“Nothing Helter Skelter
about it! It cuts to the facts
and gives you nightmares!”
– Rex Reed


Don’t miss doing a tour with this company if you are interested in true crime/celebrity history in Hollywood/LA. I did the Helter Skelter tour with Scott and it was simply brilliant. Travelling in an air conditioned van, Scott shares not only his detailed knowledge of the Mansion family crimes, but uses pics, music and film clips to take you back in time. The tour is respectful (not tacky or sensationalist), and provides a great insight into 1969 Los Angeles as well as the crimes, with Scott taking you to various key locations as part of the driving tour. This tour is easily one of the best I’ve ever done, with a balance of humour, history and interesting facts. With the use of the audio clips and pics, as well as Scott’s commentary, you will enjoy every minute. Emm - TripAdvisor


A month ago 3 of us went on the Helter Skelter Tour. For me it was the culmination of years of interest in the Manson case. The tour went beyond my expectations. In fact, I would love to take it again. I hope to take every tour that Scott offers. He runs a top notch, quality operation.B Jr. - TripAdvisor


We did the Helter Skelter Tour for my birthday. It was truly great! Scott was more than knowledgeable--he was quite passionate. It was on overall joy and we look forward to going on more tours offered in the future.Trent K. - Facebook

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