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The Jonestown Haunting Raises a Cult from the Dead this April

The Jonestown Haunting Raises a Cult from the Dead this April
Tagline: "The Fear of God." The Jonestown Haunting is an upcoming horror title from director Andrew Jones (The Legend of Halloween Jack). This title takes place inside The People's Temple, which housed the cult of Jim Jones. In the film's story, one person has survived a mass suicide, in Africa. Now, Sarah (Tiffany Ceri) is determined to return to this tragic site, only to find it haunted by a supernatural element. 4Digital Media will release this title. And, The Jonestown Haunting stars: Derek Nelson (Pandamonium), Andromeda Godfrey (Hallows Eve), William Meredith and Harriet Rees. The film's first poster is listed here. The official synopsis mentions Sarah becoming trapped at the former cult's location. Now, she must once again escape this cursed location, while battling the malevolent entities that linger there. 4Digital Media will release The Jonestown Haunting on DVD. On April 21st, this title will become available at most online retailers.
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10 Horror Movies Based On Real-Life Cults

10 Horror Movies Based On Real-Life Cults
Charles Manson. Jim Jones. David Koresh. Cults and their egomaniacal leaders are subjects of interest for many horror directors. One person's ability to sway hordes of followers who are hungry for acceptance is full of infinite creative potential. While some horror movies about cults rely on their own unique reimaginings of fanatics organized around a unified cause, other movies make their real-life source material obvious.

Related: The 10 Most Dangerous Cults In Movies & TV, Ranked

The films on this list are all inspired by real, contemporary cults and hierarchical religious or spiritual movements controlled by fiery figureheads. While some investigate what happens when people try to leave cults, others show just how far some followers will go to prove their devotion.
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Movie Icons Visit Walmart in Cameo-Packed Super Bowl Commercial

  • MovieWeb
Walmart has some friends in high places and a lot of money. The shopping chain brought out the big guns with Star Wars, Toy Story, Bill & Ted, Sam Jones as Flash Gordon, and more for their massive Super Bowl commercial. It's ridiculous how much pop culture is stuffed into the 60-second ad and dizzying to think of how much money they must have had to shell out in order to get this thing done with all of the characters and voices coming together.

Jim Jones as Flash Gordon is going to be enough for a lot of people to get excited about Walmart's Super Bowl commercial, which is titled Famous Visitors. But there is plenty to look at here. Alex Winter shows up in the iconic phonebooth from the Bill & Ted franchise. Winter is back as the current Bill S. Preston Esquire, alongside a younger version of himself to pick
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TV tonight: a deeply disturbing account of the Jonestown massacre

  • The Guardian - TV News
A harrowing two-part doc examines the rise of Jim Jones and the shocking end of his cult, while Silent Witness returns for a 23rd series. Here’s what to watch this evening

When more than 900 adults and children died in 1978 at Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple in Guyana, it sparked rightful shock and outrage as to how so many people could have become brainwashed. This thorough and harrowing two-part doc examines Jones’s rise from fervent San Francisco preacher for wayward youth in the late 1960s to cult leader who was forced to flee the Us. A deeply disturbing account of the destructive potential of belief. Ammar Kalia
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Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Testimony Leads to Guilty Verdicts for Two Gang Members

Two purported members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods were found guilty on multiple charges due, in part, to the testimony of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, the New York Times reports.

On Thursday, a jury in the Federal District Court in Manhattan handed down several guilty verdicts to Anthony Ellison and Aljermiah Mack, including racketeering conspiracy. Mack was also found guilty of conspiring to distribute drugs and Ellison — who used to be the rapper’s bodyguard — was found guilty of kidnapping the rapper.

Lawyers for Ellison and Mack did not
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Trevor Noah Calls Rudy Giuliani the ‘Anus’ of Ukraine Investigation: ‘Everything Passed Through Him and It Stinks’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Trevor Noah Calls Rudy Giuliani the ‘Anus’ of Ukraine Investigation: ‘Everything Passed Through Him and It Stinks’ (Video)
President Trump is in the midst of an impeachment investigation, but it was his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, that the “Daily Show” scrutinized Tuesday night.

“Has Giuliani also done enough to be impeached?” host Trevor Noah asked. He then donned a wig and judge’s robe to put the former New York mayor on mock-trial.

Noah said Giuliani has been charged with three “counts.”

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The first “count” accused Giuliani of being the ringleader of the entire circus, citing the fact that he was mentioned 30 times in the whistleblower complaint and met with seven Ukranian officials.

“It appears that Rudy Giuliani was the anus of this entire operation,” Noah declared. “Everything passed through him, and it stinks to high heaven.”

The other “charges” levied against Giuliani included “making things worse for
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The 10 Creepiest Cults In Classic Horror Movies

Cults in movies go back to the start of horror cinema. Whether they are Satanic, pagan, or just cults built around a charismatic leader, these are terrifying groups based on real-life horrors. Go back to the 1934 Boris Karloff film The Black Cat to see the earliest cults in movies and things just got scarier in the '60s and '70s on the heels of tragedies involving names like Charles Manson and Jim Jones.

Through the years, the cults in movies have taken many shapes and forms, but they are almost always the villains and usually get away with whatever evil they have plotted. With Midsommar, the latest in a long line of these sort of films, releasing soon, here is a look at the 10 creepiest cults in movies.
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Juelz Santana Is Sentenced to Two Years After Bringing a Loaded Gun to Newark Airport

Juelz Santana Is Sentenced to Two Years After Bringing a Loaded Gun to Newark Airport
Juelz Santana (real name: Laron Louis James) was sentenced to 27 months in prison Wednesday morning, stemming from an incident at Newark Airport, NorthJersey.com reports. In March, the Tsa found a loaded Derringer 38-caliber handgun and a “controlled dangerous substance” in the Dipset rapper’s carry-on bag. Santana, real name Laron Louis James, was scheduled to board a flight to San Francisco.

After leaving his bags and identification at a security checkpoint Santana “paced the area nervously and requested that several individuals screen his bag expeditiously because he was going to miss his flight,
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Beyoncé and Jay-z Kiss Onstage After New Jersey Concert Delay

Beyoncé and Jay-z Kiss Onstage After New Jersey Concert Delay
The show must go on! Due to inclement weather, Beyoncé and Jay-z got a late start when they took the stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Thursday, as part of their global On the Run II tour. Chloe x Halle, who are signed to Beyoncé's Parkwood Entertainment, performed before the storm rolled in, and afterward, DJ Khaled brought out Bazzi, Fabolous, Freeway and Jim Jones. "We expect the weather situation to clear shortly. Please standby for further updates," a spokesperson for the stadium tweeted at 10:21 p.m. local time. "Thanks for your patience." Thirty minutes later, the sky cleared: "We ask you please return to your seats. Show will go on!" The concert...
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Sundance TV, Sundance Now Svod Set Fall Highlights, Including First Podcast – TCA

Sundance TV and its direct-to-consumer Svod service, Sundance Now, revealed highlights of their fall lineups today at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.

Sundance TV Highlights:

Deutschland 86 (Season 2 premiere; 10 episodes)

Thursday, October 25th at 12a Et / 11p C

Created by Anna Winger and Jörg Winger, Deutschland 86 follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay), his Aunt Lenora (Maria Schrader) and their colleagues at the East German foreign intelligence agency (Hva). Long banished to Africa for his sins in 1983, Martin Rauch is called back into the field. Dark deals and a dangerous mission lead him to South Africa, Angola, Libya, Paris, West Berlin, and finally back to East Berlin, where he must make a decision.

The first season of the series (Deutschland 83) won an International Emmy, a Peabody Award, an Adolf Grimme Award and a Golden Camera award in Germany. Jonas Nay was honored with the 2016 Golden Nymph for Best Actor at the Festival de Television in Monte Carlo,
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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Sets New Deal With Sony Pictures Television

  • Variety
‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Sets New Deal With Sony Pictures Television
Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan has extended his stay at Sony Pictures Television for another three years.

The renewal of Gilligan’s overall deal is a win for the studio at a time when A-list showrunners are being heavily courted by Netflix and other streaming services for exclusive production pacts. Gilligan, creator and showrunner of the renowned “Breaking Bad” and co-creator and exec producer of its prequel, “Better Call Saul,” is among TV’s most sought-after showrunners and creators.

Gilligan and his High Bridge Prods. banner have been based at Sony Pictures TV for the past 11 years. It’s understood that Gilligan did not shop around for a new deal but opted to remain at his longtime studio home. AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” which launches its fourth season Aug. 6, are both Sony TV productions, as is the limited series “Raven,” about the 1978 Jim Jones massacre in Guyana,
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Emmy cruelly snubs Evan Peters as ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ scares up 7 nominations including Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter

Emmy cruelly snubs Evan Peters as ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ scares up 7 nominations including Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter
Despite pleas from fans and critics alike, Evan Peters was not able to secure an Emmy nomination for his role as blue-haired cult leader Kai Anderson on “American Horror Story: Cult.” While the 31-year-old actor has been with the show since Day 1, the Emmys still have yet to reward his talent. However, this seventh installment of FX’s anthology series did manage to scare up seven total noms: Best Movie/Mini Actress for Sarah Paulson, Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for Adina Porter, Best Hairstyling, Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup, Best Prosthetic Makeup, Best Production Design and Best Sound Editing.

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Besides Kai, Peters also took on such real-life monsters as Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh and Jim Jones, plus Jesus and Andy Warhol during “Ahs: Cult.” Peters told us recently that he heavily researched cults in order to
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Emmy underdogs I’m rooting for: Ted Danson (‘The Good Place’), Zahn McClarnon (‘Westworld’), Evan Peters (‘Ahs: Cult’)

Emmy underdogs I’m rooting for: Ted Danson (‘The Good Place’), Zahn McClarnon (‘Westworld’), Evan Peters (‘Ahs: Cult’)
Three of the best male performances of the year are on the bubble for Emmy nominations, based on Gold Derby’s racetrack odds. There’s still a chance that these actors can beat the odds and walk away with Emmy bids, so here’s my last-ditch effort to convince TV academy members to vote for them before nominations voting closes June 25 at 10 p.m. Pt. Below I’ve singled out one male underdog from a comedy, one from a drama and one from a movie/limited series. (Also see the three female performers I’m hoping for.) Let me know which bubble contenders You hope receive Emmy love down in the comments section.

Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) – Best Comedy Actor

Danson is no stranger to the Emmy Awards, receiving 11 nominations in this category alone for “Cheers” and winning twice in 1990 and 1993. However, a nomination for his role as Michael,
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Emmy spotlight: Evan Peters (‘American Horror Story’) deserves a nomination for career-best performance as blue-haired ‘Cult’ leader

Emmy spotlight: Evan Peters (‘American Horror Story’) deserves a nomination for career-best performance as blue-haired ‘Cult’ leader
Earlier this year Evan Peters received a Critics’ Choice nomination for his career-best performance as blue-haired cult leader Kai Anderson on FX’s “American Horror Story: Cult.” Will the Emmys now follow suit? The 31-year-old actor didn’t just portray Kai on “Ahs: Cult,” but he also took on such real-life monsters as Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh and Jim Jones, plus Jesus and Andy Warhol. Remember, Emmy voters are suckers for actors who play multiple roles — just ask Tatiana Maslany who won in 2016 for embodying all those “Orphan Black” clones.

SEEEvan Peters (‘American Horror Story: Cult’) chats ‘intense, hard, exhausting’ role of cult leader Kai Anderson [Exclusive Video Interview]

In our recent interview Peters admitted that he heavily researched the parts in order to “immerse myself as much as I could into all those characters because they were real people, and I felt like it was important to try to make it as real as possible.
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Rapper Jim Jones Arrested for Gun and Drug Possession

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Rapper Jim Jones Arrested for Gun and Drug Possession
Rapper, Dipset cofounder and “Love & Hip-Hop: New York” star Jim Jones was arrested in Georgia Wednesday night for gun and drug possession following a brief police pursuit, according to the Newnan [Ga.] Times-Herald.

Charges against Jones, 41, include theft by receiving stolen property, possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, narcotics possession, marijuana possession and dangerous drugs to be kept in original container.

Jones was pulled over after a Coweta County Sheriff followed a gray Mercedes SUV traveling on Interstate 85 that drifted into the emergency lane several times. When the officer pulled up beside the SUV, the interior appeared to be filled with smoke and the smell of marijuana was apparent, Chief Deputy James Yarbrough told the paper.

While officers were leaving their vehicle, the SUV’s driver took off and led police on a short chase that ended after an officer pulled his vehicle in front of the SUV
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Rapper Jim Jones Arrested for Drug and Firearm Possession

  • TMZ
Rapper Jim Jones Arrested for Drug and Firearm Possession
Jim Jones is facing a handful of charges after he and friends led Georgia cops on a chase that ended with him getting busted for possession of drugs and a handgun ... TMZ has learned. The NYC rapper was a backseat passenger in a car cops pulled over Thursday night in Cowetta County. According to the Sheriff's Dept., instead of stopping, the car accelerated and cops gave chase. During the chase, the car struck a deputy's vehicle ... and finally stopped.
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A Survivor of the Jonestown Massacre Opens up About Her Experiences 40 Years Later: "Time Does Not Heal All Wounds"

It’s been 40 years since The Jonestown Massacre took the lives of 909 men, women, and children in the isolated jungle of north Guyana. Now, Tracy Parks, a survivor of Jim Jones and The Peoples Temple evil reign is sharing her story. Be warned: Her experience with mass suicide is graphic in nature and may be upsetting to some readers. As a 12-year-old girl living among an oppressive cult, Tracy wasn’t fully aware of how dangerous leader Jim Jones and his teachings truly were. In fact, none of the members were. Jones was said to have been a very charismatic man, who captivated audiences with his powerful speeches about civil rights and racial equality. “This man was portraying himself to be a healer and have higher power. [He was] acting like he was God,” Tracy recalled in an interview with People. It was only after Jim began to preach mass suicide that
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Jonestown Massacre saw death of over 900 as Jim Jones’ descent into madness reached its horrific conclusion – People Magazine Investigates

Jim Jones was involved in various churches from an early age, but his messianic fever eventually led to the death of over 900 church members – People Magazine Investigates: Cults investigates this shocking case. Jones founded the People’s Temple in the late 1950s and the community’s goals were to help others with Jones himself becoming a notable figure in promoting racial equality and human rights, something that drew him to the attention of the authorities. By the 1970s the People’s Temple had grown in popularity and had some political support. Their decision in 1977 to leave the USA and setup in Guyana […]

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NY Giants Sign Player from Rapper Jim Jones' American Arena League Team

  • TMZ
NY Giants Sign Player from Rapper Jim Jones' American Arena League Team
The NY Giants just plucked an offensive lineman from an American Arena League team owned by rap star Jim Jones ... and Capo could not be more proud to let him go. The "We Fly High" rapper is a joint owner of the Aal's Richmond Roughriders -- which have already racked up a 7-1 record this season with a stacked roster, including Greg Hardy. But the NY Giants had their eye on the other side of
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Rapper Jim Jones in Street Brawl Over Fan Photos Outside Nightclub

  • TMZ
Jim Jones and his security team threw down with an angry mob, and it looks like the whole brawl started over ... selfies. Yes, selfies. The Dipset rapper was taking pics with some fans, mostly female, early Sunday morning after he hosted at Club Zone in Springfield, Ma. A crowd of dudes gathered and got into a standoff with Jim's security. After a few tense moments of yelling back and forth ... one guy threw a haymaker,
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