Dread Central Movie Review - The Conspiracy


Mockumentaries, such as those in the vein of The Last Exorcism, Lake Mungo, and the heretofore unreleased The Poughkeepsie Tapes, are an untapped goldmine of potential in the world of contemporary horror. Capable of utilizing a variety of aspects - video footage, photograph, and the always controversial found footage - without forcing them upon the viewer in such heaping doses that they overstay their welcome, the mockumentary lends itself to horror on a more real scale. Seemingly real people in real situations are a far more terrifying prospect than ghosts or monsters, and this is one of the reasons The Conspiracy, written and directed by Chris MacBride, succeeds.

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