Released on July 23, 2023, the Netflix documentary series How to Become a Cult Leader offers a disturbing exploration into the dark world of infamous cult leaders and their methods of ensnaring unwavering loyalty and obedience from their followers. With a careful examination of the playbooks followed by figures such as Charles Manson, Jim Jones, Jaime Gomez, Marshall Applewhite, Shoko Asahara, and Sun Myung Moon, the series shines a light on their rise to power and the tactics they employed to gain absolute control over the “minds, bodies, and souls” of those who followed them.
Narrated by the talented Peter Dinklage, the series unveils harrowing insights into the strategies used by these leaders to achieve unconditional love and endless devotion from their devotees.
The first episode, titled “Build Your Foundation,” chronicles Charles Manson’s transformation from a petty criminal to the sinister leader of a murderous “family”.
Join us on this eye-opening journey into the depths of cult leadership and its disturbing allure, as we reveal the official synopsis for the documentary series, and more below!
How to Become a Cult Leader synopsis
In the gripping Netflix documentary series, the enigmatic world of infamous cult leaders comes to life, revealing the chilling methods and strategies they employed to gain unwavering devotion and absolute control over their followers. Delve into the dark depths of cult leadership as we unveil the official synopsis, straight from Netflix:
"“Look inside the cult leader’s playbook for achieving unconditional love, endless devotion and the power to control people’s minds, bodies and souls.”"
How to Become a Cult Leader trailer
Prepare to be captivated! If you haven’t had the chance to watch the trailer for the new documentary series, your luck is about to change. Feast your eyes on the full trailer below and get ready for an enthralling experience!