There was a time when conspiracy theories were entertaining. No, seriously, I swear it’s true! In fact, tons of films took inspiration from them, including Prometheus, Transformers 3, and even the very first Captain America, just to name a few.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Christopher MacBride‘s paranoid thriller The Conspiracy, a found-footage indie gem in the vein of Eyes Wide Shut, only leaning more into the horror genre.
The film was inspired by actual conspiracy theories, notably those surrounding the Bohemian Club and the Bilderberg Group, both secretive organizations closed to the public and made up of a who’s who of power players in international politics and business.
In the film, “When two young filmmakers (Aaron Poole & Jim Gilbert) 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.”
I’m a huge fan of The Conspiracy, an indie shocker that feels all too real. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2012 and was released soon after.
Now, it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary on SCREAMBOX.
It’s more potent and relevant than ever before. Here’s the trailer…
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