The Apollo 18 trailer wants to scare your moon rocks off

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

The first footage from this documentary-style thriller about a lunar mission that had been kept classified for decades—and why it was the last trip to the moon humanity would ever take—reveals a small-scale film that might just deliver large-scale scares.

The grainy, primitive-video feel of the trailer, combined with a blissfully false disclaimer—"The following footage has not been altered or enhanced"—go a long way to selling the fauxthenticity of this flick, produced by Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov and directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego.

And the sparse sets and stark feeling of high-contrast isolation make a great case for the moon's surface as the ideal location for a survival horror movie. See for yourself.

Hopefully, Apollo 18 will deliver when it opens on April 22.

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