The Other Side of Madness was supposedly the first reenactment of the Manson murders on film in 1971. So suddenly soon after the tragic murder of Sharon Tate and friends. I feel like the hype surrounding that this film finally seeing the light of day is over hyped as I found the film not shocking at all and truly outdated.
The acting in The Other Side of Madness is so poor it would be a lifetime movie of the week now. There’s no real motive to the film being made in my opinion other than a quick cash grab on the tragic events of 1969. I get why it’s coming out now so film buffs that has been craving to watch it can finally get their hands on it.
Other than that reason, I don’t think there’s much of a reason to actually own this film, renting it… Sure, but I don’t think it’s great or has enough of the true horror to be as trashed by critics as it was when it first came out almost being banned immediately. If you’re into those kind of things there’s no stopping you on checking out The Other Side of Madness. However, it wasn’t aimed for me.
Overall grade: 1/5 stars
Written By: AJ Friar