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 HeavensGate.com, 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 1:29pm Yesterday 1:29pm

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 3:00pm 1/04/12 3:00pm

Heaven's Gate UFO Cult Sneakers - Creepy, Wrong, or Fake?

Click to view » 11/08/08 5:00pm 11/08/08 5:00pm Rumors are swirling that Nike discontinued work on this sweet black-and-purple prototype Dunk shoe because it reminded consumers too much of the . Really? On the blog, they offer up this image of the shoe side-by-side with one of the victims of the Heaven's Gate suicide to prove their point. So, the…

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 11:45am 10/02/08 11:45am

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 8:20am 7/16/08 8:20am