The 10-part series peels back the layers of the case surrounding the serial murders carried out by cult leader Cecilia Steyn and her criminal enterprise, Electus Per Deus
“Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult” Now Available On iHeartRadio
WHAT: iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, according to Podtrac, and School of Humans today announce “Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult,” a new true crime podcast hosted by award-winning filmmaker Kurt Kubicek. The 10-part narrative series follows the mayhem caused by the woman known as the Charles Manson of South Africa. The cult leader Cecilia Steyn and her devotees in Electus Per Deus (Chosen by God) murdered 11 innocent people over the course of four years.
In “Queen Havoc and her Murder Cult,” Kubicek travels to Krugersdorp, South Africa: the mining town just west of Johannesburg that was terrorized by these brutal serial killings. Kubicek peels back this twisted story to reveal exploitation of belief systems, leveraging the occult as a scapegoat for murder, and how repeated abuse and fear can push seemingly normal people to unspeakable violence. He uncovers new information and a trail of police corruption through exclusive interviews with detectives from the South African Police Service, journalists who covered the case and ensuing trial, and even some of the former cult members themselves. Those who managed to stay alive. “Queen Havoc and her Murder Cult” is a podcast about manipulation, murder, and the longing to belong.
“Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult” is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.
WHO: Host Kurt Kubicek, born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, is an International Award-Winning Filmmaker (Best Director, Best Drama). He has been producing and directing films, documentaries, commercials, comedy specials and music videos over the last decade. His films can be streamed on multiple platforms, including "1/10 of a Second,” "Un Regalo Esencial (An Essential Gift), " and Jamie Kennedy's latest comedy special, "Stoopid Smart". In Kubicek’s podcast debut, “Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult,” he explores the human condition and the extreme lengths to which individuals will go to find a sense of belonging.
WHEN: The first two episodes of “Queen Havoc and Her Murder Cult” will be available today with new episodes launching every Tuesday.
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About School of Humans
School of Humans is a multi-platform production company producing series for television (Dirty Jobs, Stuff You Should Know). The company launched its audio division with the hit true crime podcast HELL AND GONE. The perennial top ten podcast is now in its fourth season, with over 16 million downloads to date. School of Humans Audio now boasts a slate of successful non-fiction titles distributed under a multi-year deal with iHeartMedia. Among them, “Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children (#1 Apple and Spotify History Podcast charts); Sanctum Unmasked (with VOGUE Sex Columnist Karley Scirotino) ; ASTRAY ( #15 on Apple podcasts); and RACKET (A Vulture “Best New True Crime Podcasts” pick). School of Humans’ first scripted podcast, Sisters of The Underground starring Dania Ramirez (X-Men, Sweet Tooth) and Judy Reyes (Succession,Scrubs) was produced in conjunction with My Cultura and Eva Longoria.
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