“Apollo 18” is a science fiction horror film released in 2011, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego. The movie presents a fictional account of a secret Apollo 18 mission to the moon, which supposedly took place in December 1974.
The film is presented as “found footage,” supposedly shot by the astronauts themselves, as they explore a previously unknown area of the moon. However, as they begin to uncover strange and terrifying phenomena, they realize that they may not be alone on the lunar surface.
The movie explores themes of isolation, paranoia, and the unknown. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its tense atmosphere and innovative approach to the found footage genre, while others criticized its lack of originality and reliance on horror movie clichés.
Despite its mixed reception, “Apollo 18” remains a popular film among fans of science fiction and horror, and is often cited as an example of the genre’s ability to combine suspenseful storytelling with speculative science.
Duration: 86 min.