Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Categorization

Listed and produced in the peculiar genre of “true crime”.

Subject

Jim Jones, the “Peoples Temple” (sic) and the mass murder of 1978.

Commentary

An odd mix of reasonably deep and serious investigation with genre tropes: The gritty lo-fi intro, the scary music, the shaken witnesses, the redundant live-action reconstructions, and the terrible cliffhangers. I was disappointed to get so little insight into the minds of Jones’s lieutenants, who helped him stage the healings.

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