- MemberMay 8, 2021 at 9:55 am
Talk about an intriguing and unbelievable documentary! Wow! This latest from HBO is just crazy and I could not pull my eyes way from it. It is called, ‘Pray Obey Kill’, and just makes we wonder why some people are ‘prone’ or perhaps ‘willing’ (I am trying to find the correct words without insulting people who join these sects or cults) to allow themselves to fall under the ‘spell’ of the leader of a group, even going so far as to giving up their marriage and/or kids based on direction of the ‘Chosen’ one or, in this case, the ‘Bride of Christ.’
This 5-episode docu-series is about a murder in a Swedish religious sect and the conviction of one of the pastors who was to have been the instigator behind the killing of his wife and attempted murder of the husband of his mistress. That is just the opening of the series and what is initially investigated. But it then goes into the backstory of the pastor and other members of the 97 year old church and things get even more interesting. I have never heard of this particular group but it really is fascinating to listen to the members talk about their involvement, what happened to them and how things evolved to the point of murder and finally ending up with assault charges being filed against Asa, the ‘Bride of Christ’ and dissolution of the church by the remaining members.
The story is directed, in my opinion, at a good pace and I like how it is investigated by two journalists who give what I feel like are recaps of each segment and what they are investigating so that helps explain things along the way. It is a story that in a way really has no final conclusion but it is one that will mesmerize you and make you wonder what these people were thinking.
- MemberMay 10, 2021 at 4:07 pm
I can’t wait for the finale tonight!
- MemberMay 10, 2021 at 4:10 pm
This has been a great docuseries!
- MemberMay 10, 2021 at 8:09 pm
Agreed. The Swedish create great True Crime.
- MemberMay 13, 2021 at 6:13 pm
I love the series! HBO/HBO Max has had great true crime shows, so far. I can’t wait to watch more international True Crime documentaries.
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