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The grisly home where Charles Manson's cult brutally murdered Rosemary and Leon LaBianca in 1969 is up for sale at the moment, and who wouldn't want to live there?

The retail price is set at a cool $1.98 million (€1.78 million). The house is a definitive part of the pop culture landscape and is most likely haunted, so it's in demand. 

The potentially haunted gaff is the setting where Charles Manson's followers killed Leno and Rosemary LaBianca on Manson's orders, the day after they murdered Sharon Tate in 1969.

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If you're into your old Hollywood luxury as well as your macabre Netflix murder documentaries, then boy is this the home for you. If you've got a spare $2 million hanging around, that is.

According to The Washington Post, the two-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home has been on the market for the last two weeks, just in time for the premiere for Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski, features in the film (portrayed by Margot Robbie), which people have criticised for insensitivity.

The 50-year anniversary of the murders is also almost here, and the last time the property was on the market was in 1998. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Redfin real estate agent Robert Giambalvo says that interest in the property is relatively high, because people are weird and seem to get a high from homes people painfully died in. 

“It’s just such a calm, peaceful, serene environment that I don’t think anybody cares about what happened a long time ago,” Giambalvo told the Los Angeles Times.

 “The first showings were yesterday, and I already have several people telling me that their clients are preparing to make an offer.” Okay Sir, whatever you say.

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The property realtors advise that anyone interested in the house does their homework.

“We don’t want somebody to go into escrow and find out 10 days, 15 days later that there was the event that happened 50 years ago. And then they don’t want to buy it because of that,” Giambalvo explained.

“We just wanted people to make offers with their eyes wide open.” Why not give it a try? It'll be like sleeping in the well from The Ring, or the mansion from The Haunting of Hill House. What fun.

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The first season of crime drama Mindhunter had the world and it's mother absolutely hooked, and season two is on the horizon.

Good news for all the superfans: The release date has been confirmed by executive-producers David Fincher and Charlize Theron, and it's SO soon. 

Theron let slip to radio host Howard Stern back in May that we'll be getting the new series in August of this year, saying; 

"Season 2 is coming out in August," she said. "Yeah, can't wait. Deep, dark… it's wonderful." Was she meant to tell us that? Most likely no, but Charlize does what Charlize wants.

David Fincher later added on KCRW's The Treatment podcast, that Mindhunter season two will air on Netflix on August 16 of this year. That's only 35 days, people.

The intense show is set in the 1970s, and follows FBI agent Holden Ford and colleague Bill Tench as they interview some of the most notorious serial killers of all time.

Why? Basically to understand why they turn into psychopaths, so they can prevent future murders through the magic of psychology. Holden is actually based on real-life FBI agent John E Douglas.

Season two will definitely feature Charles Manson, and the unnamed killer that pops up throughout season one will reappear. He's based on the 'BTK Killer' Dennis Rader, allegedly.

John E Douglas also spoke to John Wayne Gacy, 'Son of Sam' David Berkowitz and Charles Manson while he was an FBI agent, so these chaps will probably show up to creep us out.

Stars from season one  Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany are set to return as Holden and Bill, and Hannah Gross will hopefully return too. Netflix are keeping quiet about who will return from the cast…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Justified actor Damon Herriman has been cast as Manson in the next series, Collider have reported. Weirdly, he's also confirmed to play Manson in Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. 

Manson was the infamous leader of a dangerous cult who were brainwashed, and murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The followers will appear in season two of the show, which should be fascinating.

Tex Watson led the group of Manson followers who murdered Sharon, which include; Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, Abigail Folger, Gary Hinman, Leno & Rosemary La Biance, Steven Parent, and Donald Shea. 

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One INSANE theory suggests that Jonathan Groff's character Holden is actually a sociopath, which would blow our minds. Groff has disproved this theory though, which is slightly devastating.

"Everyone has said to me after they watch the show that they thought the character was a sociopath," he told Vulture. "And I had no idea! No idea… So many of my friends texted me, saying, 'OK, so when are you gonna start killing people?'

"I think the thing that they are aligning with… that I think is very similar, that we start to see more and more in our characters is this characteristic of narcissism and becoming self-obsessed."

Bring on August 16, we say. 

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It's been nearly 50 years since cult leader, Charles Manson, encouraged four of his followers to carry out a slaying which sent shock waves throughout Hollywood in 1969.

And despite the passing of nearly five decades, the brutal slaying of pregnant actress, Sharon Tate, and her three friends at the hands of the deranged cult followers casts a long shadow.

This was intensified this week following the death of Charles Manson at the age of 83 – an event which caused Breaking Bad actor, Bryan Cranston, to reflect on an unsettling moment in his childhood.

Taking to Twitter and Facebook, the star told followers that Manson's passing brought to mind an encounter he had with him as a child.

"Hearing Charles Manson is dead, I shuddered. I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969," Bryan wrote in a post which has amassed 29,000 likes in mere hours.

"Luck was with me when a cousin and I went horseback riding at the Span Ranch, and saw the little man with crazy eyes whom the other hippies called Charlie."

Bryan's post has ignited considerable interest among his fans and followers, with one writing: "I can’t believe we have something so strange in common. My dad and I rode by Charlie too. I herded horses with Shorty Shea, who they killed later. Still gives me the creeps."

Bryan discusses the encounter in more detail on the Nerdist podcast, for anyone who feels like giving themselves a serious dose of the heebie-jeebies.

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