If it's crap ... We'll tell you
The trailer for Dimension Films' "found footage" sci-fi thriller 'Apollo 18' was released this week (and no, it's not about the 1992 They Might Be Giants album). The fictional "real" account posits that in December, 1973 - a year after the last official manned mission to the moon - two American astronauts were sent on a top secret mission to the moon by the US Department of Defense. However, things didn't turn out as they hoped, and as a result we've never gone back.
Combining the claustrophobia of 'Alien' with the body-horror and paranoia of 'The Thing', the trailer shows moon spiders, strange burial grounds, crew infections, and possibly alien footprints. This could fill the viewer with a sense of dread and foreboding, or this could just be another case of the trailer revealing way too much about the film and ruining the surprise.
'Apollo 18', produced by Timur Bekmambetov's "Bekmambetov Projects Ltd", is set for theatrical release on April 22nd.