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The Conspiracy (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror , Thriller | 8 August 2013 (USA)
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A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aaron Poole ... Aaron
James Gilbert ... Jim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Anderson Ian Anderson ... Himself
Peter Apostolopoulos ... Jim's Friend
Roger Beck Roger Beck ... Himself
Angela Besharah ... Dame
Bruce Clayton ... Mark Tucker
Laura de Carteret ... Nicole Higgins
Gavin Fox ... Guard
Ron Kennell Ron Kennell ... Ron
Alina Lee Alina Lee ... Landlady
Ian Matthews ... Harvey
Adam Murciano ... Bus Boy
Douglas Nyback ... Unmasked Man
Dennis O'Connor Dennis O'Connor ... Robert Williams
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A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

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Everything in this story is true...trust us. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zavera See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jim's reaction to being let out of the bag in the back of the pickup truck was genuine: Jim is claustrophobic. See more »

Quotes

Terrance: That's the genius of these rulers, that they've created this society that's conditioned to deny what's right in front of its eyes.
Jim: Which is what?
Terrance: That we're slaves.
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Edited from Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) See more »

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This faux documentary makes 'Blair Witch' look like 'A Christmas Story'.
1 November 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

The Conspiracy is about exactly what the title suggests: conspiracies. From 9/11 to the New World Order to occult rituals between world leaders, The Conspiracy wraps it all up into one incredulous story that is documented as realistically as possible. Real footage is mixed in with false claims, blurring the lines of reality, and one of the lingering themes in the movie is the fact that it's easy to dismiss conspiracy theories but it's impossible to disprove them. It's a fantastic concept for a horror movie and it's executed as barebones as possible - we're on the journey with these reporters, and you better be ready for one hell of a ride.

The first half is mainly setting the foundation for disbelievers. The cameramen begin as skeptics, then one of them starts to believe, then one of their contacts goes missing leading them to believe he was taken by the same syndicate they're researching, then they become even more determined to find the truth. It's similar to The X-Files in the searching for truth aspect, but it's far more dark and sinister. The syndicate here want the world to be run by one government, birthing the New World Order, and actual presidential speeches are cut together to make it as credible looking as it can be. No matter how skeptical you are, it's easy to get lost in the mindset of, "Hey, what if this were true..."

I'm not going to spoil anything because the less you know the better. I will say that the third act is an absolute roller coaster, but the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. It's an exercise in the underground; the occult; the "what ifs". Some interviewees are masked in anonymity - blank faces and robotic voices - multiplying the creep factor by a hundred percent. Again, from the documentary-style filming to the expertly edited real footage, The Conspiracy blurs the lines between reality and fiction to the point of probability, and there's nothing scarier in horror than not knowing what is true and what isn't.


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