Deadly Cults

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.7  (140)

Deadly Cults is a true crime documentary series that aired on Oxygen in early 2019. The show explores various cults and their leaders, shedding light on the atrocities and crimes committed within these organizations. Each episode of Deadly Cults focuses on a different cult, providing viewers with a comprehensive overview of the group's practices, beliefs, and history. Through interviews with former members, experts, and law enforcement officials, the show delves deep into the inner workings of these organizations, uncovering the dark secrets and dangerous ideologies that drive them.

Some of the cults featured on the show include the Church of the Lamb of God, led by a self-proclaimed prophet named Wayne Bent; the Manson Family, infamous for the gruesome murders orchestrated by Charles Manson in the 1960s; and the Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, who ordered over 900 of his followers to commit mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.

One of the standout episodes of Deadly Cults focuses on Adolfo Constanzo, a leader of a Mexican cult known as the "Narcosatanists." Constanzo, a self-proclaimed sorcerer, blended elements of Santeria, Voodoo, and Palo Mayombe to create his own unique brand of spiritualism. He convinced his followers that human sacrifices were necessary to appease the gods and ensure their protection.

The show also examines the psychological and emotional manipulation used by cult leaders to exert control over their followers. Many former members share their experiences of being brainwashed and indoctrinated, often to the point of completely losing their sense of self.

Deadly Cults is hosted by actor Jimmy Dempster and reformed cult member Barry Peavy, who provide their insights and perspectives throughout the series. The show is both informative and chilling, shedding light on the dangers of blind faith and the destructive power of charismatic leaders.

Overall, Deadly Cults is a must-watch for true crime enthusiasts and anyone interested in the psychology behind cults and their followers. The series is well-produced and does an excellent job of presenting the facts without sensationalizing the events. It is a sobering reminder of the dangers of groupthink and the importance of maintaining critical thinking skills in the face of charismatic individuals and dangerous ideologies.

Deadly Cults is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on February 10, 2019.

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8. Synanon
June 14, 2020
A Los Angeles lawyer is attacked by a poisonous rattlesnake leading police to a bizarre cult veiled as a drug and alcohol rehab facility. The cops uncover a group of blind followers willing to do anything at their leader's urging, even murder.
The Gatekeepers
7. The Gatekeepers
June 7, 2020
A member challenges a cult's radical leader, and cops discover how he paid for his disobedience with his life.
The Ervilites
6. The Ervilites
May 31, 2020
A community is shocked when a prominent local doctor is gunned down by two mysterious women in broad daylight. Through the investigation, Murray, Utah, police uncover a web of warring prophets, strained families and multiple murder plots.
The Camp
5. The Camp
May 24, 2020
Four murders rock a small town in California, leading police to look into a refugee camp.
Heaven's Gate
4. Heaven's Gate
May 17, 2020
A family is desperate to find their daughter, Gail, who ran off with a strange cult. Years later, police are called to a posh mansion near San Diego and are shocked to find 39 bodies in a mass suicide. It is revealed whether Gail is one of the deceased or whether she escaped.
Online Alien Reptiles
3. Online Alien Reptiles
May 10, 2020
It was a 911 call for a suicide. However, when cops interview the victim's girlfriend, she claims there's more behind his death. Police must determine if an online cult that believes in aliens and reptiles disguised as humans is actually at fault.
Angel's Landing
2. Angel's Landing
May 3, 2020
To his followers, he's an angel who died and came back to life, but when seemingly accidental deaths keep occurring around him, one investigator digs deeper. Investigating if these are strange coincidences or something more disturbing going on at Angel's Landing.
Spiritual Warriors
1. Spiritual Warriors
April 26, 2020
Police must determine if the deaths of three obedient followers who die during an intense sweat lodge ceremony were accidental or if they were pushed too far by a prominent self-help guru.
Where to Watch Deadly Cults
Deadly Cults is available for streaming on the Oxygen website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Deadly Cults on demand at Amazon, NBC, Vudu, Oxygen, FuboTV, hayu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 10, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (140)