The important thing here is that The Conspiracy is as fantastic Found Footage flick, and we're sorry that it took us so long to sit down and give it a chance. Thanks for recommending it to us, Netflix.
The Conspiracy is the story of Aaron and Jim, a pair of filmmakers, who after watching an online video of a crazy conspiracy theorist, Terrance, decide to make a Documentary about him and his crazy theories. Terrance comes off like most conspiracy theorists do: smart, well-armed with info, paranoid, and perhaps a bit "not all there." His apartment is littered with "info" and "proof" of wide-reaching conspiracies, and his walls are covered with newspaper clippings and documents, all of which he shares with the filmmaking duo.
|YEAH, HE'S ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE.|
|"IT'S ALL REAL, MAN. IT'S HAPPENING!"|
From here on out, nothing good comes of anything.
|NOTHING GOOD AT ALL.|
It's also scary as hell. Engaging, intense, and legitimately scary as hell.
This movie basically says "Hey, the shit that these supposed nut-jobs go on and on about is real, and you need to wake up before it's too late!" Of course when the main characters do wake up and try to uncover the truth behind the secret Tarsus Group, the pay dearly for it. That's what's really so great about this movie: it not only preys on the fears that many people have about secret cabals who run the world, but it also lets us know that we're basically helpless to stop them.
It also plays heavily on many people's mistrust of the Government, and the idea that as free as we are, we're really not that free at all. The Illuminati, The Freemasons, Bohemian Grove, The CIA, the Military Industrial Complex... it's not real hard to watch conspiracy videos involving these groups (and many others), and start to think that a lot of these nutty theories have some truth to them. *I'm not trying to get all conspiracy theory on you here, rather only trying to illustrate why this movie was so damned compelling. Real or not, the idea of a global NWO controlling our lives for their benefit is a truly chilling one.
|YOU CAN JUST TELL THAT THIS RICH GUY IS UP TO SOME SHADY SHIT.|
Shut up and go along with the status quo, or die.
If that's not about as terrifying as it gets in this day and age, then I don't know what is.
|COMPLEMENTARY SACRIFICIAL BLADES? NOW THAT'S A PARTY!|
|SORRY, MAN. JUST CALLING IT HOW WE SEE IT.|
The Conspiracy is available now on DVD, VOD, and is streaming for free on Netflix.
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