Manson Claymation Movie

12/23/2005 1:34 PM PST

Manson Claymation Movie

Anarchy reaches a whole new level in director John Roecker's claymation film 'Live Freaky, Die Freaky,' based on cult-king murderer Charles Manson.
Roecker, who directed Green Day's soon-to-be-released documentary based on their 2004 Album 'American Idiot,' is a prominent figure in the LA punk scene. Known for his work in music, fashion, writing and promoting bands like Green Day, Rancid, and The Go-Go's, Roecker is finally set to release his anarchic masterpiece. This is a true example of how far one punk will go to rebel against the aspects of what American society cherishes, and he hates -- decadence, glamour, ego and beauty.

The film takes place in the year 3069 after the world has been destroyed from ozone depletion. Leftover tribes of people roam for food when one member comes across the book 'Helter Skelter,' and bumps into "Charlie" after coming out of a bad LSD trip.

The film then flashes quickly to 1969 where the tribe is introduced to a different crowd, actress Sharon Tate and her hairdresser who are the ultimate representation of decadence. The piece de resistence: The murder scene plays out while pop tunes blare in the background.

Billie Joe and Tre' Cool from Green Day, Travis Barker formerly of Blink-182, Nelly Pozbourne (who bears a strong resemblance to Kelly Osbourne), and Jane Weidlin of the Go-Go's all do voices of the creepy claymation characters.

Roecker's father was a Hollywood director who worked on projects like 'The Little House on the Prairie.' In this case, the apple does fall far from the tree.