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Best cults/secret societies in film

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Holy smoke! It’s Sectember. Listen to the sound of my voice: we want to recruit the best, most memorable films featuring cults, communes, families, secret societies, religious communities (whatever they call themselves, if you’re a true believer you’ll know what we mean). Which ones are on your kill list? Hallmarks may include: a charismatic leader, a tight-knit community, elaborate rituals, odd uniforms, weird dancing, exploitation, sex, drugs, paranoia, tongue clicks. From Roman Catholic laundries to Berlin dance academies, from Summerisle to Gatlin, join us in this wild, wild country.

Most mentioned

  • Midsommar
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Wicker Man
  • Get Out
  • The Master
  • Suspiria
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Hereditary
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Fight Club
  • Suspiria
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Mandy
  • The Invitation
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Ready or Not
  • The Endless
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Society

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