Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 14th year, last week unveiled its biggest line-up in history. From Thurs August 22 to Monday August 26, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.
While a political thriller, The Conspiracy, written and directed by Christopher MacBride and produced by Lee Kim, is truly a horror film. We have a few new stills that show the dark side of the film, inspired by real-life-theories.
It’ll arrive here in the States on various VOD platforms August 8 with a limited theatrical run on August 23 via XLrator.
The found-footage thriller is in the vein of Eyes Wide Shut, with plenty more horror elements. I was a pretty huge fan of our Fantastic Fest 2012.
“When two young filmmakers (played by Aaron Poole and Jim Gilbert) select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, THE CONSPIRACY blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.”
The film was inspired by actual conspiracy theories, notably those surrounding the Bohemian Club and the Bilderberg Group, both secretive organizations closed to the public and made up of a who’s who of power players in international politics and business.