How to watch 'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' online: stream documentary now

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It may now be over 45 years since cult leader Jim Jones conducted the mass suicide of nearly a thousand people in Guyana, but the events in Jonestown on November 18, 1978 still fascinate, baffle and horrify in equal measure today. A new three-part documentary seeks to resolve unanswered questions from the tragic incident, and here we're explaining how to watch "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" online — and exclusively on Hulu in the U.S.

'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' streaming details

"Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" arrived on Hulu in the U.S. on June 17. International viewers can watch on Disney Plus.
• U.S. Hulu (free trial) / Disney Plus Bundle (now) or National Geographic channel (from Aug. 14)
• Rest of the World Disney Plus

Told over three 45-minute parts as the latest addition to the National Geographic's award winning "One Day in America" documentary franchise that has previously covered 9/11, "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" eschews the Jim Jones origin story to focus on what went on in his eponymous township in South America.

With the ostensible aim of building a utopian community in Guyana, Jones's spurious prophecies began to unravel when his shrouds of secrecy and clear evidence of abuse were unveiled by elopers and outsiders. Becoming increasingly desperate, the unbearably sad end to the cult is still to be fully understood.

Director Marian Mohamed — who won a BAFTA Television Award in 2021 for her documentary "Defending Digga D" — gathers together eyewitness testimony and rarely seen footage from inside Jonestown, as she interrogates the lead up to and events of that infamous day in 1978.

Read on for our guide to all the ways you can watch "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" online, available globally on streaming services right now.

How to watch 'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' online in the U.S.

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The docuseries "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" can be streamed right now on Hulu . Plans start from $7.99/month, and new users can get their first 30 days absolutely free.

You can subscribe to Hulu on its own or, for even better value, you can opt for the Disney Plus bundle. The package gets you access to the entire Hulu and Disney Plus catalogs from only $9.99/month. Or you can add live sport with ESPN Plus for only five bucks more.

If you don't have those streaming services but have a cable or OTT package that includes the National Geographic channel, it's worth noting that "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" will be broadcast there in a couple of months time on Wednesday, August 14.

Hulu

Hulu offers a huge library of classic and current TV shows and movies, as well as acclaimed originals like "Only Murders in the Building" and movie exclusives like "No One Will Save You". 

New users get a free one-month trial, after which a monthly subscription costs from just $7.99 and can be cancelled any time.

Or pay just two dollars more and add Disney Plus, too.

How to watch 'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' online in Canada

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In Canada, "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" is available exclusively on Disney Plus , with all three episodes streaming right now. Subscriptions begin at CA$7.99/month for the Standard (With Ads) plan, and range all the way up to the CA$14.99, Premium ad-free plan.

Disney Plus

Disney Plus gives you access to the adult-focused Star section and the entire Disney vault of classics like "Frozen", "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast", as well as newer Marvel and Star Wars hits like "Ahsoka" and "The Acolyte", "The Mandalorian", "Loki" and more. That's not to mention all of "The Simpsons", loads of Pixar content and much more.

How to watch 'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' online in the U.K.

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Likewise, U.K. viewers can watch "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" on Disney Plus and its Star strand now.

Subscriptions begin at £4.99/month if you don't mind the odd ad. But you can ditch them with the £7.99 Standard plan. Alternatively, save money by purchasing an annual plan, which provides a 12-month membership for the price of 10.

How to watch 'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' online in Australia

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Australian viewers can also enjoy "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown" on Disney Plus right now.

A monthly subscription Down Under costs AU$13.99. But you can save money when with opt for the annual plan and pay AU$139.99 for 12 months instead.

'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' episode guide

  • Episode 1 — "The Promised Land"
  • Episode 2 — "How Very Much I've Loved You"
  • Episode 3 — "Paradise Lost"

'Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown' trailer

Below is Hulu's trailer for "Cult Massacre: One Day In Jonestown":

Cult Massacre: One Day in Jonestown | Official Trailer | Hulu - YouTube Cult Massacre: One Day in Jonestown | Official Trailer | Hulu - YouTube
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