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Netflix viewers are 'shook' over 'crazy' true crime documentary that follows TikTok cult

Netflix viewers are 'shook' over 'crazy' true crime documentary that follows TikTok cult

The Netflix documentary sheds light on the risks that come with TikTok fame

With the miserable rainy weather apparently refusing to let off for at least another week, I bet you're on the lookout for an addictive new TV series to binge your way through this weekend.

Well, if you're a fan of true crime, you're absolutely in luck, as there's a chilling new crime-drama that has left viewers absolutely hooked this week...

Over the last few weeks, real-life psychological thriller fans have had their pick of the mix when it comes to gritty dramas to sink their teeth into.

Earlier this week, Netflix fans were absolutely begging for a second season of 'excellent' foreign murder mystery La Forêt that's also being dubbed an underrated 'gem'.

And just days prior, 'insane' new Ashley Madison documentary had fans in 'shock' after lifting the lid on what goes on behind the scandalous extra-marital dating site.

If you've always rattled your way through these top picks, however, and are already on the lookout for something new, don't worry.

As we say, we've got you.

That's because there's a 'crazy' new series on the block, which tells the story of a group of TikTok-using dancers, all of whom signed up to a management firm with links to a church, with Netflix documentary-makers uncovering harrowing truths about the founder's hidden agenda along the way.

The series tells the story of a TikTok cult. (Netflix)
The series tells the story of a TikTok cult. (Netflix)

We are, of course, talking about Dancing for the Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult, a new documentary series directed by Derek Doneen.

In particular, the series hones in on social media sensation sisters Melanie and Miranda Wilking, who shot to fame back in 2019 for creating catchy dance clips on the video-sharing app.

Despite their online success, the sisters made a grave decision in the months that followed, after signing with Los Angeles-based 7M Films management, which was being run by controversial owner Robert Shinn.

As well as Robert himself being a pastor at the Shekinah Church, the firm as a whole was linked closely to a community of individuals masquerading as churchgoers.

While Melanie thought it wise to keep herself distanced from the group, Miranda started spending more time with the group's mysterious members which, in turn, saw her cut off contact with her own family.

The series has left viewers 'shook'. (Netflix)
The series has left viewers 'shook'. (Netflix)

Soon enough, however, cracks in this idyllic life began to show, exposing those who exploited the lives of countless youngsters.

Despite having only just landed on Netflix today (29 March(, the show has certainly hit home with hundreds of viewers, many of whom claim to have been left 'shook' by the plot line.

"Watching this Dancing with the Devil: TikTok cult documentary and I can’t believe that actual adults are falling for that trap. All this craziness for money? Status? Fame? This is NUTS!" one fan penned on social media.

Another went on: "Bloody ell, dancing for the devil on the netflix is dead good! And also bonkers."

While a third confessed: "Dancing for the devil on Netflix has me shook..."

Someone else commented: "Dancing for the Devil on Netflix is CRAZY!!!"

Hannah Shinn, Robert's wife, has also since shared a statement with Tyla.

It reads: "The Netflix docuseries is a slanderous work of fiction, born from a failed extortion attempt, and invented for the sole purpose of gaining fame and fortune.

"Two years ago, Melanie Lee Goldman, Priscylla Leigh aka Elisha Priscylla Leigh and their co-conspirators launched a concerted smear campaign to defame Robert Shinn, his family, and his business associates after Mr. Shinn did not capitulate to Ms. Leigh’s extortion demands.

"Despite sworn statements from co-conspirators that confirm the scheme by Ms. Goldman and Ms. Leigh to disseminate widespread lies, Netflix recklessly provided a global platform to peddle a false narrative that is at the center of ongoing litigation.

"We will continue to pursue all legal remedies available to stop the spread of salacious lies and expect to be fully vindicated in court."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TikTok, True Crime, Crime, Netflix, TV And Film