'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!' Musical
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! is a stop-motion, celebrity endorsed, Charlie Mason musical directed by punk artist John Roecker. Set in the future, the year is 3016, and a humble nomad stumbles across a copy of the Bugliosi classic Helter Skelter in what appears to be the ruins of Los Angeles. The real life names of Charles Manson and Susan Atkins are evoked in the text using malapropisms (for example, Sharon Tate is Sharon Hate.) The film then tells the story through the music of the Beatles, claiming that "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was a subliminal message to invoke murder. The 2006 film was narrated by Rancid singer Tim Armstrong, with help from his friends, including Billy Joe Armstrong, John Doe and the Madden Brothers. (This was 2006 after all.) At the end of the film, the "Hanson family" are arrested, tried and are killed by the state.