The BEST Episodes of Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2021

Network: SundanceTV

Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Jonestown mass murder-suicide that killed more than 900 Americans, this four-part documentary tells of leader Jim Jones' transformation from charismatic preacher and civil rights advocate into narcissistic demagogue who championed the biggest mass suicide in U.S. history. The story is based on the best-selling book by investigative journalist Jeff Guinn and features archival footage -- including secret FBI and CIA recordings, unreleased photographs, personal letters and previously classified documents -- as well as new interviews with survivors and Jones family members who have not previously spoken on the record.

Death In The Promised Land

#1 - Death In The Promised Land

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 18, 2018

The world learns about the mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, orchestrated by cult leader Jim Jones; survivors try to piece their lives back together.

star 8.00
16 votes
Under Siege

#2 - Under Siege

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 18, 2018

A heroic congressman travels to Jonestown; Temple members plot their escape; Jim Jones realizes the walls are closing in and plans his final stand.

star 7.75
16 votes
Making of a Madman

#3 - Making of a Madman

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2018

Sadistic preacher Jim Jones forms the Peoples Temple after an unusual childhood; the cult's members are captivated; Jones' lust for power becomes unstoppable.

star 7.17
30 votes
On The Run

#4 - On The Run

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2018

The press exposes the dark side of Jim Jones, causing a mass exodus to Jonestown; his followers soon realize it's not the utopia their leader promised.

star 7.17
18 votes