Originally Posted by MorallySound
I wouldn't consider The Manson Family a gore film at all. It's more-so arthouse horror, but the violence is brutal and unflinching seeing as it's based on horrible reality. It definitely gets under your skin, but the film is a masterpiece.
I'll second this comment. It's been a while, but I don't remember it being particularly gory. I do remember it being very artsy and all the better for it. While the murders do figure heavily into the story, the film is really more about the madness of being "in the family." It's well worth the watch just for its originality.