People Magazine Investigates: Cults

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  • 2018
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.4  (102)

This docuseries takes a look at controversial groups that allegedly use devious practices to lure and detain followers. In most cases, the cults are led by charismatic men who use religious ideas to mask the harm they do to the people who follow them. The series airs on the Investigation Discovery network.

People Magazine Investigates: Cults
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Word of Faith
6. Word of Faith
July 8, 2019
Lost souls flock to North Carolina where they're promised deliverance from demons by Pastor Jane Whaley at the Word of Faith Fellowship; however, deliverance comes at a price, including beatings, medical horrors and psychological abuse.
The Movement of God
5. The Movement of God
July 1, 2019
Charismatic preacher Sam Fife inspires a worldwide network of nondenominational Christian groups. To prepare for the apocalypse, followers renounce everything to move to the wilderness where they're subjected to beatings, exorcisms and brainwashing.
The Sinful Messiah
4. The Sinful Messiah
June 24, 2019
In 2014, a severed human leg draws attention to The Work, an apocalyptic cult; known as the Sinful Messiah, Julius Shacknow commands total devotion and terrible sacrifice, called "the special work," as the only way to achieve eternal salvation.
Heaven's Gate
3. Heaven's Gate
June 17, 2019
In 1997, Heaven's Gate leader Marshall Applewhite convinces 39 people to follow him to their graves; the world sees the event as the largest mass suicide on U.S. soil, but for Applewhite's followers, it is a way to catch a UFO to heaven.
Manson Family Murders
2. Manson Family Murders
June 10, 2019
In the late 60s, Charles Manson entices dozens of young women to live with him in a California desert commune. The facade breaks when Manson orders his followers to commit a string of gruesome murders that 50 years later, still haunt the nation's psyche.
Children of God
1. Children of God
June 3, 2019
Prophet David Berg attracts thousands of followers as the Children of God cult spreads through communes around the world. But his free love message turns sinister, espousing prostitution, sexual abuse of children and rampant violence in prison camps.
People Magazine Investigates: Cults
People Magazine Investigates: Cults

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This docuseries takes a look at controversial groups that allegedly use devious practices to lure and detain followers. In most cases, the cults are led by charismatic men who use religious ideas to mask the harm they do to the people who follow them. The series airs on the Investigation Discovery network.

People Magazine Investigates: Cults is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on June 4, 2018.

Where to Watch People Magazine Investigates: Cults

People Magazine Investigates: Cults is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch People Magazine Investigates: Cults on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Investigation Discovery, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 4, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (102)