Diehard supporters of everyone's favourite anti-Pope will want Demistifying the Devil
, if only because Marilyn Manson is all things to all of them--cutting-edge nu-nasty rock theatre act or slacker anti-hero--you take your choice. However, this very unauthorised biography (there's no footage of young Brian himself or his immediate musical circle other than a few seconds of blurry concert material) is also informative viewing for the merely curious. Mostly consisting of anecdotes from people who were either associated with him before he became famous or who were ejected from his entourage, it soon becomes clear that MM was and remains a genuinely talented visionary. It also becomes clear that the best thing he ever did to further his career was to abandon the huddle of derivative no-marks who constituted the "scene" in his home town of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and whose parochial ramblings dominate this unintentionally hilarious documentary. If you're a fan, you'll have your faith confirmed. If you're not, you'll still end up feeling strangely pleased that both Manson and those he left behind are getting the respective levels of attention they deserve. --Roger Thomas
This unauthorised biography traces the history of the self-styled antichrist superstar himself - Marilyn Manson (or Brian Warner, as he's known to his family). Inspired by Manson's autobiography 'The Long Hard Road Out of Hell', the documentary uses home-video footage and interviews to chart the path that led Manson from Fort Lauderdale obscurity to global notoriety.