Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Q&A

"Tom Schulte, host of "Outsight Radio Hours" asked-

I have an etymological question: Do you think "creepy-crawl" was coined by Manson and entered into the vernacular through BUG's book, etc., or is there evidence the phrase pre-dates Manson?

Do you think this video is legit:
http://gorightly.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/a-manson-family-creepy-crawl/

I did ask Adam the blog owner about the video posted on his site. 
He told me he does not recall where he found it.
Nor does he think it is real.  Adam said the movie might be a Jon Aes-Nihil Production.





17 comments:

Matt said...

According to Sanders the term was coined by the girls, but not until late - like July of 1969.

orwhut said...

I don't the video contained any 'family' members, so I'll say not real.

sunset77 said...

The "creepy crawl" vid is almost certainly a fake. It was uploaded to YouTube Jan 12, 2009. It was uploaded to Dailymotion Jan 14, 2009 with the exact same description. It was uploaded to Metacafe Jan 14, 2009 with the exact same description.

It was uploaded to Vimeo "3 years ago" and it has this description:

"Wrote & directed "proof of concept" short to help an independent producer secure financing for a feature film about the Manson Girls. The Manson Family would often go on "creepy crawls" in real life to train for the coming apocalypse. Their goal was to shake up complacent middle America by quietly vandalizing homes while the owners slept nearby. This short captures the 16mm film look available at the time, as well as the raw style of untrained filmmakers. Imagine waking up the next morning to this frightening scene."

beauders said...

those are not members of the family.

starship said...

I have the awful DVD Manson Family Home Movies or some such thing, which is filled with this sort of stuff exactly, although I do not recall this scene specifcally...but I shall try to look soon.

On another note, while persusing my pool parts catalogue I have come upon a gadget that vacuums your pool automatically and is called the Kreepy Krauly

http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-pro/products/cleaners-suction-side-kreepy-krauly-classic-83.htm

starship said...

Man, I cannot spell lately at all.

orwhut said...

starship said... I have the awful DVD Manson Family Home Movies or some such thing

Is that the movie that changes an actor or two playing the same part and has a man playing a woman?

adam said...

Blogger orwhut said...

starship said... I have the awful DVD Manson Family Home Movies or some such thing

Is that the movie that changes an actor or two playing the same part and has a man playing a woman?


A dude playing Pat would be an excellent piece of casting.

sunset77 said...

I have some type of freaky movie streaming in another tab right now, it's called "Manson, my name is Evil". I won't provide a link because it might be a copyright violation, but it can be streamed on at least 3 sites.

I think the film was originally supposed to be titled "Leslie, my name is Evil". I read the movie was inspired by a song called "Leslie", but I don't know if that's true. The song is by a Canadian band I think, here is a link to the acoustic version, the song opens the film:

Pink Mountaintops-Leslie

Here is a link to the lyrics:

Leslie Lyrics

I would NOT recommend this film to anyone with connections to victims of the Manson family as they may find it offensive. The film is basically a glamorized nonsensical portrayal of the Manson family.

orwhut said...

adam said... Blogger orwhut said...

A dude playing Pat would be an excellent piece of casting.

Adam,
I hope you don't get man bashed for saying that.:)

Panamint Patty said...

Would be no worse than John Travolta in the hairspray remake...LOL

Stacey L. said...

Sunset:

Is that the movie about a juror and Leslie having a crush on each other?

sunset77 said...

Stacey L. said...

Sunset:

"Is that the movie about a juror and Leslie having a crush on each other?"

Yes, it is. It's a Canadian film from 2009, I had never seen it until today.

Here is a link to the trailer if you haven't seen it:

Manson, My Name is Evil

I suppose it was some Canadian's idea of "art". I did like the song "Leslie" at the beginning though.

Stacey L. said...

A friend of mine watched it and said it was horrible.

candy and nuts said...

Manson Family MOvies was made by Jon Aes-Nils and however weird ( Jon himself played Tex) there is alot of footage of real places and music of Charlies Jon sent me a personal copy of it bizarre but interesting nonetheless

sunset77 said...

One thing I forgot to mention about the film was in the trial scenes, one of the jurors looked a lot like John Waters, so much so I thought it was him, it's not.

The "real" John Waters said "Both myself and Leslie were horrified this movie was made, and I will never be able to watch it no matter what the intent."

The film is described as a "low-budget Canadian feature", I'm guessing it was just someone's attempt to capitalize on Manson's notoriety and make money.

Personally, I try not to make extremely negative comments about anything, but "horrible" is a pretty accurate description of this film.

toocrowdedinthishouse said...

The creepy crawls were described by the participants as mainly moving furniture around(rearranging the house)and stealing a few things while the occupants slept nearby. No dead animal heads or group stabbing of cutting boards. It is good that sunset 77 found out what it really was made for, though. The thought did enter my mind that it might have been a copycat situation, made by wannabees.