The Conspiracy (2013)

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When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, THE CONSPIRACY blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda. (c) Xlrator

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher MacBride
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2014
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Critic Reviews for The Conspiracy

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The Conspiracy does more with a found-footage conceit than any horror movie since The Blair Witch Project.

Full Review… | July 19, 2013
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Why do so many contemporary filmmakers use the well-worn device of found footage and documentary shooting style to make thrillers? Does The Blair Witch Project have a mysterious power over all of them?

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Continually surprises and engages the viewer even when it's falling apart.

Full Review… | February 20, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

A satisfying found-footage spooker.

Full Review… | October 6, 2013
Empire Magazine

As both a compelling examination of conspiracy theorists and a unique found footage film, The Conspiracy lays firm groundwork before delivering a tense, dynamic third act.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
What Culture

Like any good conspiracy theorist (or perhaps Grand Master of the Universe), MacBride rewrites the cosmos, forcing us either to buy the particular reality that he's peddling, or to risk being cast as collusive shills or sacrificial 'sheeples'.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013
Grolsch Film Works

Audience Reviews for The Conspiracy

If you're a fan of thrillers and horror films, especially ones about mysterious cults, than you'll probably find enough to enjoy about this one. The Conspiracy is a found footage/mockumentary style horror film that is interesting enough, but doesn't delve into the obsessive nature of conspiracy theorists enough. Or I should say, it doesn't delve into them in a way that is satisfying or thought provoking. You get your typical conspiracy theorist character, your typical skeptic, and than your new believer character all mixed in here. There's nothing new about any of it.

But that doesn't mean that it's altogether uninteresting. I'm a huge fan of horror movies about cults, and so I was pretty engaged throughout the film. Watching these characters delve deeper into the mystery of the Tarsus Club, and feeling the inevitable tragedy that is coming is pretty effective throughout. And if you're still interested after reading the plot description and reading this far into the review, than go ahead and watch it.

There's really not a lot to talk about with this film, but it's an effective thriller that's perfect for late night viewing on Netflix.

½

One of those films that proves the found footage genre of horror still has fresh life in it, The Conspiracy is a truly original horror film that starts out two filmmakers' profile of a conspiracy theorist that turns into an edge of your seat thriller after the theorist disappears and the two begin a quest to discover what happened to him. Extremely intelligent and clever and based on real conspiracy theories and historical events, the film taps directly into the mainline of conspiracy paranoia that perhaps more of us should be sharing. A horror film that doesn't end with the credits but leaves us horrified about the world in which we may or may not live.

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