HEAVEN’S GATE: THE CULT OF CULTS

Ep 1 - The Awakening

2020 | 49 MIN | TV-MA

ABOUT THE EPISODE

March 1997. Thirty-nine members of the Heaven’s Gate cult are found dead in a Southern California mansion – the largest mass suicide in U.S. history. The inception of this mysterious group dates back to 1970s Oregon, where founding members Bonnie Nettles and Marshall Applewhite begin to recruit individuals interested in end-of-the-world Christianity, new age religion, and UFOs – but the disappearance of new members soon drives media attention and family concerns.

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ABOUT THE SERIES

This four-part docuseries explores never-before-seen footage and first-person accounts to examine the infamous UFO cult that made headlines following the 1997 mass suicide of 39 members in San Diego, California.