'The Haunting Of Sharon Tate' Starring Hilary Duff Looks Scarily Bad
The Manson family murder of actor Sharon Tate will be the subject of two films in 2019.
But there's definitely a bit of a discrepancy between the budgets of The Haunting Of Sharon Tate and its competitor, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
While the former stars fan faves Hilary Duff and Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls) the latter is being directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars heavy hitters including Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning and Al Pacino.
And as much as we love Hils, and Jonathan (particularly his recent cameo in Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" clip), The Haunting Of Sharon Tate just doesn't look...ahem...great.
The trailer was released today and movie fans are scratching their heads at the cringe-worthy sneak peek that features some dodgy-looking '60s costumes.
Hilary Duff in 'The Haunting of Sharon Tate' (Skyline).
The first red flag comes at the beginning of the trailer when it's stated that the movie is "based on true events". Instead of focusing on a factual account of the horrific 1969 cult murders, The Haunting of Sharon Tate weaves ~supernatural~ themes into the story.
Duff's portrayal of the eight-month pregnant Tate shows her having premonitions about her own brutal murder, which critics have pointed out is extremely on the nose.
Debra Tate -- the sister of Sharon -- has slammed the upcoming film as "classless" and "exploitative".
"It doesn’t matter who it is acting in it -- it’s just tasteless," Tate told People. "It’s classless how everyone is rushing to release something for the 50th anniversary of this horrific event."
Twitter user @michenley wrote that the film "looks like a Lifetime movie full of things that did not really happen".
"The murders were horrific enough. Why exploit them with this???" she added.
Tate and four of her friends were stabbed to death by Manson family members during a home invasion in August 1969 at the home of Tate's then-partner, Roman Polanski.
Two of the convicted killers -- Tex Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel -- are continuing to serve their prison sentences in California having each been denied parole more than a dozen times. Their co-convicted Manson family member Susan Atkins was also serving life imprisonment for her part in the murders but died of natural causes in 2009.
The Haunting Of Sharon Tate is due out in the US in April 2019.
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