6.8/10
136

The Cult at the End of the World (2007)

Michael Travesser says he's the Messiah and that God has told him the world will end with an apocalyptic event at midnight on 31 October 2007. As leader of a cult in a remote corner of New ... See full summary »

Director:

Ben Anthony

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Children of God (TV Movie 1994)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family describes their time within a religious cult, one that perpetuated pedophilia, sexual abuse, and prostitution.

Director: John Smithson
Stars: Sylvia Padilla, Miriam Padilla, Helen Mirren
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. The Source Family were the darlings of the Sunset Strip until their communal living, ... See full summary »

Directors: Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille
Stars: Ahom Aquarian, Isis Aquarian, Elena Michaels
Enlighten Us (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY is the story of the motivational rock star's meteoric rise, fall and return to the $11 billion self-help industry after his negligent ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Carchman
Stars: James Arthur Ray
Deprogrammed (2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Deprogrammed chronicles Ted 'Black Lightning' Patrick's rise as the notorious 'Father of Deprogramming'.

Director: Mia Donovan
Stars: Balavanta Das, Hridayananda Das Goswami, Ted Patrick
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson
Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter
The Institute I (2013)
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.

Director: Spencer McCall
Stars: Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

Director: Jon Foy
Stars: Justin Duerr, Marc Duerr, Kevin Riley
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Berg
Stars: Nick Cave, Elaine Anderson, Sam Brower
Jonestown: Paradise Lost (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk
Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney
Holy Hell (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen
Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The world saw them die...Now see how they lived...

Director: Sergio Myers
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A reassessment of the tragedy at Waco that left 76 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect dead.

Director: William Gazecki
Stars: Dan Gifford, Clive Doyle, Jack Harwell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Travesser Michael Travesser
Edit

Storyline

Michael Travesser says he's the Messiah and that God has told him the world will end with an apocalyptic event at midnight on 31 October 2007. As leader of a cult in a remote corner of New Mexico called Strong City, this 66-year-old former sailor, previously called Wayne Bent, has spent nearly 20 years preparing his 56 unquestioning and devoted followers for Doomsday. They say they are all preparing for death, to go to a better place. As the programme delves into the world of Strong City, the program find out whether Michael Travesser is about to lead his cult to suicide. Will this be another tragedy like Jonestown or Waco? Or is Travesser just a skilful manipulator, who undermines his subjects before convincing them that he is the route to all wisdom? Our world did not come to an end on 31 October 2007 - but did theirs? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aireseis: Sta dihtya enos psevdoprofiti See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

£220,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed