Is Apollo 18 actually scary?
It has been said that in space, no one can hear you scream, and that probably goes the same for when someone is on the moon. If anyone has ever wondered why people stopped doing Lunar missions, there is probably a reasonable explanation, but if you are looking for a conspiracy thriller about an off the books Apollo mission that went horribly wrong, resulting in no more moon visits, then Netflix has a fantastic fictional found-footage-style film for you.
Apollo 18 was released back in 2011 when the genre was booming, and like other hits such as Paranormal Activity, The Blair With Project, Cloverfield, and Quarantine, the Gonzalo López-Gallego directed alternate history sci-fi horror flick takes viewers on a terrifying ride.
The intriguing premise of the film revolves around a canceled Apollo 18 mission that covertly does land on the moon but never returned. Footage from the mission is recovered, showcasing the horrifying events of what happened on that disastrous efforts, enhancing the viewer’s experience by making them feel like they are actually there. The film excels at making whoever is watching feel as isolated as the astronauts experiencing the harrowing ordeal and does a stellar job of making you feel all the dread and paranoia the claustrophobic thriller has to offer. In order to enjoy all the mayhem and fear, Apollo 18 has to offer its just one small click for Netflix subscribers before taking one giant leap into a frightening, out of this world experience.