Sound Off: Found Footage Horror 'Apollo 18' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
September 2, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon. Found footage horror films continue to pop up every so often in Hollywood, and hitting this this weekend is one of the first sci-fi ones, Apollo 18, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego. Delayed for more than a year, Dimension Films has been attempting to market this like it is a real documentary about a real NASA mission to the moon that went wrong (but of course that's BS). So how is it? Is it a thrilling/entertaining found-footage fictional film, at least? If you've seen it, leave us a comment below with your thoughts on Apollo 18.
To fuel the Saturn V rocket, I've seen Apollo 18 and I'm not particularly that fond of it. It's much more of an art-house thriller and suspense, than it is horror with any menacing aliens. The performances are great, including from the lead actor, Warren Christie, who just so happens to play Cameron Hicks on Alphas on SyFy. Alas, the pay off and end result isn't that impressive, and I walked out thinking "that was it?" I was hoping there'd be more and I'd walk out scared out of my mind, but nope. It has great production values, as I never once thought this wasn't a legit trip to the moon, but it never delivered more above and beyond that.
What did you think of Apollo 18? One of the best or worst found footage horror films made? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!