People Magazine Investigates: Cults explores how destructive cults can be to members and their families, uncovering shocking stories of ordinary people who, lured by promises of eternal life, get caught up in a terrifying web of abuse, deception, and manipulation.

Each episode dives deep inside a twisted American cult, revealing the moment when blind worship turns violent and even deadly.

From Jonestown to the Army of God, this compelling series takes viewers into the deeply disturbing world of cults through the eyes of survivors who managed to escape their nightmare. Exposing the untold stories of power-crazed cult leaders using mind control, sex, and violence to manipulate and dominate followers, it investigates the evolution of these cults, uncovering their bizarre and brutal day-to-day rituals. 

People Magazine Investigates: Cults launches with an in-depth look at Tony Alamo, the founder of the Alamo Christian Foundation. His group once held hope for a better society for young people seeking purpose, but when his wife Susan died of cancer, Tony revealed his dark side, taking multiple child brides and turning his rage toward his followers. Child bride survivors Pebbles Rodriguez and Amy Eddy tell their horrifying stories of being married to Tony, while fellow survivor and "adopted son" of Tony Alamo, Benjamin Risha, tells his story of escape to find his real family.