The Conspiracy review

Found-footage mixes with YouTube

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Beginning with World Trade Center-style towers, Christopher MacBride’s ingenious thriller muddies the waters between fiction and fact to create an original spin on the tired found-footage genre.

Documentary makers Aaron (Aaron Poole) and Jim (James Gilbert) follow conspiracy theorist Terrance G (Alan C. Peterson), who preaches the usual patter linking JFK, 9/11, Bilderberg et al – and then abruptly disappears.

Shot on the fly and hastily assembled, their ensuing film intercuts with real-world interviews and YouTube clips, for a result that is plausible and chilling.

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Matt Glasby is a freelance film and TV journalist. You can find his work on Total Film - in print and online - as well as at publications like the Radio Times, Channel 4, DVD REview, Flicks, GQ, Hotdog, Little White Lies, and SFX, among others. He is also the author of several novels, including The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film and Britpop Cinema: From Trainspotting To This Is England.