Cultcore is an aesthetic centered around the themes of cults. It often involves idealization, religious imagery, mind control, and god complexes. It mostly focuses on following false, unrealistic leaders and ideals and the longing for purity but being corrupted. Extremist religions or focusing on one leader, any type of cult. It can also consist of escaping or overthrowing. Some with religious trauma may use this aesthetic.


Cultcore visuals include groups of people; usually all in black or white clothing, candles, crosses, light gore, and skies/rainbows. Cryptic or spiritual figures and settings such as churches and forests are often used. Phrases and words relevant to control, religion, power, corruption etc.

  • Candles
  • Communes in remote locations
  • Crosses
  • Imagery that has become emblematic of certain cults in history, such as purple Kool-Aid or black Adidas tracksuits
  • Light gore
  • Rainbows
  • Skies


Disciples - Captain Murphy


Please only include media that contains the aesthetic. A list of media that simply includes cults as a non-central, shadowy figure would not be counted, as this will unnecessarily lengthen the page.


  • Children of the Corn (1984)
  • Waco (2017)

Video Games

  • Outlast 2 (2013)


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