'American Horror Story' re-creates vicious Charles Manson murders

This week, the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Cult re-created another famous cult leader, Charles Manson, and the infamous murders of Sharon Tate and her friends.

In the episode, titled “Charles (Manson) in Charge”, Evan Peters took on the role of Charles Manson, Billie Lourd played Linda Kasabian, and Sarah Paulson portrayed Susan Atkins. The previously killed-off Billy Eichner also returned to the series as Tex Watson.

The reenactment was pretty accurate, and very graphic, as the show re-created the deaths of aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski, heiress to the coffee fortune Abigail Folger, celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, Steven Parent, and, of course, actress Sharon Tate at her and her husband Roman Polanski’s Cielo Drive home in Beverly Hills in 1969.

While Manson was not present at the Tate murder scene, Peters played opposite himself as he portrayed the cult leader as a hallucination in Kai Anderson’s mind, and his performance was brilliant.

American Horror Story: Cult airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

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