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"Deadly Cults" dives into unhinged murder cases in which investigators uncover and expose the dark world of cults that kill. These four-hour long episodes look at a variety of things, including a self-proclaimed prophet who convinces his followers to murder an innocent family, and a vampire coven searching for a sacrifice. The series explores how power and manipulation can lead to extreme actions. Each case is recounted through interviews with investigators, former cult leaders, and the family and friends closest to the victims. Look behind the eyes of cult leaders and the psychology behind them as they exploit fear and hatred in their followers' minds and hearts.

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A quadruple murder rocks a small California town, leading police to investigate a refugee camp run by a local man; what appears as a quiet, small community soon reveals itself as a sinister group full of manipulation, abuse and violent rituals.
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A family is desperate to find a daughter 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.
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Police investigating a 911 call for a suicide interview the victim's girlfriend, who 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.
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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.
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After three obedient followers die during an intense sweat lodge ceremony put on by a prominent self-help guru, police must determine if their deaths were accidental, or did the guru push the participants too far.
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After crossing the Mexican border from Brownsville, Texas, a student out on spring break goes missing; the investigation leads US officials to a cult known for practicing witchcraft led by a former male model and a high school cheerleader.
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After hearing about a religious cult stockpiling weapons on an isolated farm outside Rulo, Nebraska, FBI agents cultivate an informant from inside the group who details the torture and murder being ordered by the group's diabolical leader.
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Police in Kirtland, Ohio receive a tip about a family of five killed and buried in a barn belonging to a local cult; as they question the cult, investigators learn even more sinister details of power and manipulation leading up to the murders.
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Jennifer Wendorf comes home to find her parents brutally murdered and sister missing; searching for answers, investigators discover a complicated web tracing back to a cult of self-proclaimed vampires.
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The Gatekeepers saw themselves as pure participants in a religious quest to cleanse the world; when a member challenges the cult's radical leader, cops discover how he paid for his disobedience with his life; now his killers are nowhere to be found.
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A community is shocked when a prominent local doctor is gunned down by two mysterious women in broad daylight; Murray, Utah, police uncover a web of warring prophets, strained families and multiple murder plots.

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