Conspiracy theories, and theorists, have proved the backdrop to many a film over the years, from the excellent (The Parallax View), through to the tiresome (Mel Gibson’s Conspiracy Theory).

Taking things in a different direction, with tinges of horror, is director Christopher MacBride with this found-footage hybrid.

The film follows a camera crew documenting the life and musings of Terrence G, a conspiracy theorist convinced that all of life’s major events – the Vietnam War, 9/11 etc – are the doings of a sinister group of politicians and businessmen known as the Tarsus Club, who just happen to worship an ancient deity, Mithras.

At first it all seems pie in the sky, but when Terrence suddenly vanishes, the filmmakers realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Starring the likes of Aaron Poole and James Gilbert, The Conspiracy, billed as ‘palpable paranoid fright’, debuts at Frightfest on Sunday, August 25.

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.