About the Show
Getting inside a cult to see what it's really like is nearly impossible... but there are thousands of people who have escaped or been rescued from cults who have harrowing stories to tell. The series Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult takes you inside cults through remarkable recreations and compelling interviews with people who survived them. Through their stories, insight into how an individual can be seduced into this dark world will be revealed. Find out why they would stay when things go bad and how they ultimately escaped.
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Khalil Amani meets Yahweh Ben Yahweh, who claims that he is a god on earth come to lead. Maura Schmierer plunges headlong into a world of ritual abuse and militaristic doctrine through the aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps.
Maura Schmierer discusses the expectations and purported benefits of involvement with the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps.
Flora Jessop was born at the bottom of an oppressive hierarchy established by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Flora eventually attempts a daring midnight escape.
Flora Jessop talks about the high rate and institutional nature of pedophilia in the FLDS.
Leslie Wagner-Wilson discusses Jim Jones claims of divinity and her experience dismissing her skepticism to accept the group.
Leslie Wagner-Wilson, a member of Jim Jones' Peoples, narrowly escapes from Jonestown. Susan Justice is raised in a world invented by the crazed mind of cult leader David Berg.
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