Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Marilyn Manson - "Innersanctum" DVD

Fine biographical doc of Brian Warner's alter ego

This unauthorized biographical film spans only an hour, and only examines his career up to 2007's "Eat Me, Drink Me" album, but it's fairly well-done, despite a few minor indiscrepancies (Manson's early influences included Nine Inch Nails and "Kill Kult(?)". Ah, a little research, please, wouldn't do harm, now, would it?

Minor complaints aside, "Innersanctum" includes many Manson interviews from TV, as well as fan viewpoints, and traces a solid path from the band's inception in Florida in the 90s to the mega-stardom of "Antichrist Superstar" and beyond. Most of the important points are highlighted, from Columbine to drugs to pop stardom, from Anton LaVey to Dita Von Teese. Even Manson's then-fledgling painting career is examined. So, I'd say it's a well-done documentary, encompassing most of the important facets of Marilyn Manson's rise to fame.

"Innersanctum" doesn't bring anything new to the overflowing table of Manson documentaries, but it is well enough done to recommend, especially to serious fans.

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