Trailer For Fantastic Fest Hit 'The Conspiracy'Jacob Hall |
Just when you thought the found footage genre was dead, along comes something like 'The Conspiracy' to shake things up. Unlike 'Paranormal Activity' or 'The Blair Witch Project,' the heroes at the heart of this faux-documentary aren't up against a supernatural force, but rather the secret organizations that control and manipulate the world...which may or may not actually exist. Check out the trailer below.
It begins simply enough: two documentary filmmakers decide to make a movie about a local conspiracy theorist, thinking that his seemingly insane rambling will make for a good cinematic subject. But what he says makes a lot of sense...and then he vanishes without a trace. Naturally, these guys don't leave things alone and continue down their subject's path. To say things go horribly wrong is a given.
The fun of 'The Conspiracy' (hinted at in the trailer) is that you're never quite sure if what you're seeing and what the characters are experiencing is actually some sort of grand, evil plan set in motion by secret organizations or if they're simply reading into everything a little too much. A puzzle box of a movie that doesn't unveil its intentions until the final act, 'The Conspiracy' is tailor-made for people who like falling into deep mysteries that only have murky answers. It also happens to be really scary and a helluva lot of fun.
The film doesn't have distribution yet, but you can watch the trailer. It's tough to imagine someone not picking this one up.