Film: The Conspiracy
The Conspiracy is a 2012 Canadian conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Christopher Mac Bride and features actors Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Alan C. Peterson, and Julian Richings. It tells the story of two documentary filmmakers who set out to create a film about a conspiracy theorist named "Terrance G" who disappears during the making of the film. The two filmmakers are subsequently drawn into the world of a global syndicate whose aims and machinations are clouded in secrecy.
This film provides examples of the following tropes:
- Animal Motifs: Members of the Tarsus Club are divided into ravens and lions, complete with masks, and the core of their mythos is the worship of Mithras with a heavy focus on the bull hunting-and-slaying scene. The bull is also a mask, forced on people who try and infiltrate the club who are then hunted and slain. It is heavily implied infiltrations, and therefore slayings, are an annual occurrence.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Terrance, Aaron, and Mark, at least he poses as one.
- Conveniently Interrupted Document: Used in the title and used phonetically: when characters name important figures their names are bleeped and the characters' mouths are blurred, and all faces at the Tarsus Club are blurred.
- The Danza: Aaron and Jim are played by an Aaron and James, respectively.
- Room Full of Crazy: Terrance's, which Jim takes up after his disappearance.