Must Watch: Freaky Official Trailer for Sci-Fi Horror Film 'Apollo 18'

February 18, 2011
Source: Apple

Apollo 18 Trailer

There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon… They've been counting down the debut of this trailer like the launch of a rocketship, which is almost too perfect for this. The Weinstein Company has debuted the official trailer on Apple for their found footage sci-fi film Apollo 18, starring some people we've never seen, directed by a guy we've never heard of. This project was quietly announced late last year. It looks creepy as hell for a vintage found-footage sci-fi horror movie. I'm admittedly freaked out by aliens and this is crazy, I am shaking. I want to see this, but I'm nervous about how insanely scary it might be to watch. Be careful!

Watch the first official trailer for Gonzalo López-Gallego's Apollo 18:

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You can also watch the official Apollo 18 trailer in High Definition on Apple

A film about the real Apollo mission to the moon in the 70's that was canceled by NASA… or so they claim.

Apollo 18 is directed by Spanish editor/filmmaker Gonzalo López-Gallego, of a few features like King of the Hill and Nómadas previously, who is making his English-language debut with this. The original screenplay was written by Brian Miller (Paracusia) & Cory Goodman (Priest). Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov also produced this in secrecy at Dimension Films. The Weinstein Company will be releasing the mysterious Apollo 18 in theaters everywhere starting on April 22nd this spring. Anyone else freaked out by this?

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  • Anonymous
    i'm getting a little tired of the found footage films, but this is indeed looking very good. alex - have you seen the trailer for "grave encounters"? it's another found footage movie - and it's looking very chilling as well - check it out on bloody disgusting.
    • Nope, never even heard of it... I'm honestly not a big horror guy, but I do love anything sci-fi and "secret" projects like this, so I'm in for this.
      • Cody W.
        Yeah same, I have a soft spot for films like this, it doesnt look that scary as much as just constantly intriguing.
    • Quazzimotto
      The Grave Encounters trailer looks entertaining. A little Blair Witch action in the corner at the end...but then she turned around. Not a happy movie =)
      • Anonymous
        yea - i thought so too. anytime you have a group of people investigating an old hospital, asylum, or prison - you just KNOW mayhem will ensue.
  • Jace
    I like the idea of this film, but I to am getting tired of the "This footage is real" when it couldn't be further from the truth. Why can't it just be a movie about a fake Apollo 18 mission? I guess because people want to believe it "happened".
  • Coolcat
    Scary? Ho hum.
  • Cruzer
    Awesome trailer! In recent years their have been numerous astronauts and cosmonauts who've come forward stating that there "was" life and traces of life on the moon when we got there. Interesting.
    • Lars
      Eh... Which astronauts or cosmonauts would that be?
      • Cruzer
        Gordon Cooper and Buzz Aldrin for instance. Start there.
        • Lars
          Huh? Sources? I thought you'd go for the obvious - Edgar Mitchell ( - He is the most outspoken ex astronaut on UFOs/aliens. But nowhere has he claimed that evidence was found on the moon for it. Just that he believes many UFO sightings are of alien origin.
        • Well....this is more interesting since NONE of us have ever been to the Moon in the first place. Seriously the math....seems possible.... then do the physics and invent the tech.
    • rocKicker
      cosmonauts never made it to the moon...
      • LastB
        so they synthesized hundreds of kg's of moon rocks? please...
  • boondock saint
    ok really need to see this cos if anything it looks well made, but scary hmmm
  • AlexHillington
    Is this a comedy?
  • Cinemamind
    Holy shit, was that a face hugger?!! I like how they're doing something a little different with the found footage horror type of movie. It reminds me of something like "The Thing". You never know who you can trust, especially out where no one can help you.
  • Anonymous
    fucking Space Spiders? would be enough to keep me from the moon as well. O,o
  • Napkinbbob
    What seems most impressive is that it actually looks like its from the 70's. Well done. Looks exciting and better then the trite Paranormal Activity movies
  • Hmm looks good
  • It's all very well, but surely that was just about the full film there? There can't be much more than having the window of the ship smashed in surely?
  • doesnt look scary at all
  • A D E_p
    I reckon I've seen the whole movie now.
    • Woopz
      Yeah, like everybody on that video is gonna die! Hahah! Always for mockumentary films.
  • Loser
    I`m interested
  • Lassberg
    Clever stuff...dig it
  • Wow, this looks really cheaply made. And by that, I don't mean authentically from the 70s either. I was expecting something a bit more from what I've read so far. Oh well, still holding out hope for Battle: Los Angeles.
  • Darren
    the tag line....has to be my favorite for any movie! "discover the reason...why we never went back" haha i love it!!
  • Quazzimotto
    I wish Bekmambetov was helming this. Intriguing idea, not sure why Hollywood continues to show the whole movie in a trailer though.
  • Bart
    Quality idea, but they should be weightless in the craft. If you're gonna market it as a true found footage movie (even though we all know it's not) you should get a detail like that right. Them walking around in the craft is just stupid.
    • Jace
      But there is gravity on the moon.
  • Laura for spamming my internets I'm coming across to your house to force you to drink battery acid, whilst that is eating away your guts I will kick you in the face til blood comes out of your eye sockets.
    • You know, you guys CAN "flag" her comment so I can see it and delete it sooner, don't have to reply to her all day! :)
      • Yeah sorry Alex, I would actually like to make a documentary about hunting down people who send spam out, where myself and a team of murderers hunt them down and destroy them in front of their families as a warning. Deleting spam will probably take at least a month of my life from my by the time of my death. I'm currently looking for funding for travel and weapons if anyone is interested. Hollywood please don't copy it, I know its more original than anything you can come up with.
  • tra la la la la di da
    My biggest problem with this film is I don't care to pay $20 (2 tickets and snacks or w/e) for some crappy filmed movie. Ok, it's art...but I can get teh same enjoyment on my TV. Looks decent, but no go for theater.
  • Looks OK.
  • Tekail
  • @Bart But there's gravity on the moon... @RandallM I'm glad that you're so smart at physics that you can tell all the smartest people in America that they only imagined the so many years of their life spent getting to the moon.
  • Manuel
    I'm gonna spam your brains out.
  • Chaos1979
  • Anonymous
    I had to stop watching it because I am tired of trailers being five minutes long and showing the whole movie, but what I did watch of it has me very very interested.
  • Boon
    mixed feelings about this one... must wait and see
  • Does this mean we will never colonize the moon?
  • Fourteenr
    did that seem sorta awful to anyone else?
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Fucking A Bubba! Bring it on!
  • Great idea... looks ok. Watching this... i want a prequel of "Moon" now... :)
  • Setebos
    Really curious to see how an Apollo mission got launched without people knowing about it.
  • Anonymous
    Let me guess, it's them from an earlier mission... Writes itself...
  • Anonymous
    Grave Encounters=straight to video...




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