Friday, September 2, 2011

Apollo 18: Trailers, Clips, & Posters

In Apollo 18, "Found Footage" horror comes to outer-space.

In Apollo 18, the seemingly inauspicious (its release date was changed more than five times) sci-fi horror film, director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and producer Timur Bekmambetov seek to answer the hypothesised question: What is the true reason why we never go back to the moon?

All things considered, this is pretty much a question nobody is asking, and in fact, Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon has clumsily explained the reason why we kept going back. But according to Apollo 18, NASA did returned to the moon after its last official launch in 1972 but this unofficial Apollo 18 mission is the reason why we never went back. Creepy little green or grey men, I assumed?

All said and done, the first-ever integration of space-faring exploration into the Found Footage horror mockumentary genre might just be a refreshing change to both run-of-the-mill stereotypes.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

Interested for a taste of what kind of terrifying horror is in store? Dimension Films has thankfully provided us a few glimpses of the creepy misadventures of the luckless astronauts from Apollo 18.

The latest, and in our opinion the best out of the three trailers released.

The first trailer.

The second trailer.

And here are the international editions of the posters released for the film.

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