Ex-members say it’s a cult preying on young creative women in New York. Its leader — a man who goes by International Scherick, compares himself to Jesus, and charges $200 minimum — says he’s empowering his clients to be successful in life and love.
A jailhouse interview.
In Guyana after the Jonestown massacre, with the survivors and the dead.
After a member of the Church of Wells abruptly left the group (which may or may not be a cult), many held out hope. A week later she went back, and the church’s elders are eager to explain why.Previously: Sinners in the Hands
On two gay men in Pennsylvania who tried, and failed, to build a commune of their own.
The rise of the Peoples Temple through the lens of an earlier group: Father Divine’s Peace Mission.
Under the cover of curing addicts, they beat and brainwashed their charges in basements across California. When a cult deprogrammer crossed them, he found a rattlesnake in his mailbox.
A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.
Going undercover with David Sullivan, cult infiltrator.
Inside Harun Yahya, which promotes a “sexed-up Disney version of Islam,” publishes a 800-page creationist atlas, runs a surreal TV station, and has films it members in orgies that often include high-ranking politicians.
A small Texas town suddenly finds it’s the home of a possible cult.