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Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)
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Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)
Original name: Guyana: Crime of the Century
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Panama, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This horrific dramatization of the Guyana tragedy traces the steps of Reverend Jim Jones, a highly charismatic, but profoundly paranoid clergyman, who after years of evangelism and good deeds, begins his own church in the mid-western United States. When Jim Jones becomes increasingly obsessed with the belief that the CIA is "a wicked enemy" who is out to get him, he emigrates with his congregation to Guyana, where he plans to create a utopia. But Jim Jones' utopia consists of a society where he demands his followers turn their minds, bodies and possessions over to him, one that is rife with orgies, physical violence, mental torture, and sexual abuse of children and adults. Ultimately, Jim Jones' paranoia reaches a fevered pitch that culminates in him taking savage action against his own congregation. (VCI Home Video)
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: murder, cult, psychopath, clergy, religions or cults, life is a bitch, mate swapping, society, deadly, social relations, historical figure, religion, female nudity, suicide, christianity, sect, tragedy, male nudity, paranoia, murder of family, fanatic, mass suicide, brainwashing, mind control, preacher ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, caribbean

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Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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Savage Messiah (2002)
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Duration: 94 min.
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
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Treasure of the Amazon (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A ragtag group of adventurers, including a former Nazi, is led by a half-maddened grizzled treasure hunter who wants a second chance to find the mythical treasure of the Amazon, after his first mission went terrible wrong.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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