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Holy Hell documentary on CNN reveals what it’s like to be part of a cult

1 September 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Take a charismatic predatory gay man with a body perfect obsession, adept at reading people and with a knack for hypnotherapy and spotting the weak-minded. What results is a perfect 1980s-spawned California cult chronicled on film in a 22-year trainwreck of laughable devotion, hubris and narcissism. Tonight CNN presents its new documentary Holy Hell, the culmination of over two decades of insider footage from filmmaker and former member of the Buddhafield cult, Will Allen. In it he shines the spotlight on the cult’s creepy leader, Venezuelan immigrant Jaime Gomez, who also used the names Michel, Andreas and The Teacher. Watching people...read more »

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