The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

Every month, the bills get paid on time. The emails get answered, and any orders filled. Which, for, is positively extraordinary. Because as far as the public is aware, every last member of the suicide cult died 17 years ago from a cocktail of arsenic and apple sauce. A few stayed behind, though.… »9/17/14 1:29pm9/17/14 1:29pm

Supreme court judges in the UK have ruled that Scientology is a "place of meeting for religious

Supreme court judges in the UK have ruled that Scientology is a "place of meeting for religious worship." Louisa Hodkin launched a suit after officials refused to register a Scientology chapel as a place for marriage. The judges said religions don't require a God — potentially paving the way for Jedi marriages. »12/12/13 7:40pm12/12/13 7:40pm

The Amazing Seductiveness of a Cult Leader Who Knows the Future... Because She's Been There

What if you were introduced to a spiritual guru who claimed to have traveled back in time from the year 2054? What would it take to make you believe her? Those are some of the questions raised by The Sound of My Voice, the Sundance sensation that's coming to select theaters on April 27. »4/19/12 9:20am4/19/12 9:20am

The catchiest New Wave song (written by a doomsday cult) of all time

This is the 1980s toe-tapper "Cathy Don't Go" (lyrics and en Español), an earworm New Wave number that almost certainly ripped off Survivor's "Jackie Don't Go." Unlike Survivor's ditty, "Cathy Don't Go" was written by the evangelical doomsday cult The Family International about how the Antichrist is controlling us… »1/04/12 6:00pm1/04/12 6:00pm

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid of These Science Fictional Cults

Much like the present, the future has its share of cults and fringe religions. Some are scams, some are a genuine search for enlightenment, and some are simply a fanatical devotion to a single person or task. Want to stay clear of cultish influence? We give you a who’s who of cults from science fiction, and tell you… »10/02/08 2:45pm10/02/08 2:45pm

Scars Of Youth Trailer Opens Doors To Zombie Youth Cult

We already showed you the crazy stills from John R. Hand's latest indie film featuring creepy burn scar zombies that will supposedly live forever, thanks to their secret zombie juice. Now take a look at the equally confusing trailer for Scars Of Youth. Hand's dark and arty look into a post-apocalyptic world 200 years… »7/16/08 11:20am7/16/08 11:20am