¡Qué horror! 2013
“That’s… that’s the genius of these rulers, that they’ve… they’ve created this society that’s conditioned to deny what’s right in front of its eyes.”
“Which is what?”
“That we’re slaves.”
Aaron (The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh’s Aaron Poole, who also executive produces) and Jim (Saw VI’s James Gilbert) are filmmakers shooting a documentary about conspiracies, and, in the process, fall into the deep, dark rabbit hole themselves.
It’s a simple enough premise, but writer/director Christopher MacBride (in his feature debut) presents us with a riveting faux doc that straddles that fine thriller/horror line with deftness and precision.
And though the horror here is largely more subtle and grounded than some of the other ¡Qué horror! candidates this year, it’s still very much there.
The horror of conspiracy, or, more to the point, the horror of the possibility that all those nutty conspiracy theorists may actually be right…
“We will fight for our freedom, because we know what freedom feels like, and this is not it! This is not it!”
(The Conspiracy OS’ courtesy of impawards.com)