Apollo 18 Trailer Shows NASA’s Secret Last Moon Landing

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 7:05 am,

apollo 18 trailer Apollo 18 Trailer Shows NASAs Secret Last Moon Landing

Outside of the intriguing and mysterious premise behind Apollo 18, we know very little about the film, nor have we seen anything from it. The idea of a secret Apollo mission to the moon, one kept secret for decades, was good enough to pique our interest, so much so, that we chose Apollo 18 as one of our most anticipated movies of 2011.

Back in November, we reported on the idea behind the film of mixing factual evidence and footage with a fictional sci-fi-horror story, as it was released alongside the first Apollo 18 poster. That poster depicted an astronaut footprint beside that of an… alien. Over the months between then and now, all we’ve had is our anticipated and excitement, waiting for the first Apollo 18 trailer to debut. It’s now here.

The very intriguing sci-fi thriller about the last mission to the moon that no one ever heard about, Apollo 18 tells the story of NASA’s mission to space in the 1970s that everyone thought was canceled. The tagline, “There’s a Reason We’ve Never Gone Back to the Moon” is a very fitting description:


Watch the HD Trailer at Apple here


The film legitimately looks like it’s edited from 1970s footage from the moon, and that authenticity, combined with stock NASA footage is what will help sell this film and spread interest through word of mouth. The trailer does give away a lot however, it does keep secret what these aliens look like thankfully.

Official Apollo 18 synopsis:

Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

Is Apollo 18 now something on your radar?

You can also check out more about the film by going to the Official Apollo 18 website, or follow the film on  Twitter and/or Facebook.

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Apollo 18 is directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego and is scheduled to release March 4, 2011.

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  1. what is this Paranormal Activities 3 Bang-Zoom Straight to the Moon?

    • haha

  2. Very interesting, looks authentic ha

  3. Wow… Paranormal Activity on the moon.
    Think I’ll wait for the DVD.

  4. Moon Still be Mystery

  5. Cool. I wonder if the movie will be as boring as the trailer.

  6. hmmmm I don’t know yet. This definitely has potential!

  7. LOL, cuz, ya know, it was easy to launch those Saturn V’s without anyone knowing.

  8. very very very average looking

  9. Nice, but trailer reveals too many plot points.

    Guys land. Unexplained troubles. They explore a little. One gets infected, goes nuts, they fight.

    Only thing they left out is last 10 minutes which’ll show if they get home or not. Likely not.

  10. Way over hyped.

  11. Seemingly normal outing ends up with some strange disease that makes everyone go crazy. Gee – where have I heard this story before? Oh yeah – in 90% of all Sci-Fi movies. ZzZZzzzZz

  12. Disclosure masked as a Hollywood sci-fi flick. Nicely played.

    • By whom?

  13. Kinda reminds me of the first Alien movie. I guess I´ll give it a chance.

  14. they go to the moon.. they get attacked by aliens (that we have already seen in all our movies).. and they all die.. the end.. now what would be cool is if the moon opened up and was actually a giant alien ship.. OR the predator comes and kills all the boring aliens in the last 2 minutes.. otherwise looks like another waste of money

    • What physics and tech do you mean, Tacoscat?

        • Plus you just have to watch the Mythbusters conspiracy theory special about the moon landings, they proved conclusively that we’ve been to the moon.


  15. I’m gonna agree with my Screenrant brethren. This looks awful. It’s an insult to say that this is real footage. Very, very stupid trailer.

  16. Someone on Twitter recommended I not watch this trailer because it gives away too much of the movie, so I’m going to give it a pass (the trailer).


    • Hey, don’t be hating!
      Lots of people flunk out of high-school.

      • Yep, and some hillbillies can play the banjo too!!


  17. Looks great, cant wait to see this. I think every one who is saying this is the Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity on the Moon are wrong (including the ones who think the moon landings are wrong) but its up to the person.

  18. Wonderful high-concept idea… but the trailer doesn’t show me anything beyond that idea. Heard the concept, wanted to see it. Saw the trailer, and now I don’t.

  19. I was interested in this until now. I know it’s getting tired to complain about trailers showing to much but this seems to take the cake. Besides what the aliens might look like and the ending what is left? I would say at least 95 percent of people posting here would agree that they all die. And I wouldn’t be surprised if we never see a clear shot of the aliens…

  20. Only one word comes to mind…Netflix

  21. For my part, I think this could be very interesting. Yes, they reveal a lot in the trailer, but that still leaves two possibilities for the actual film: They screwed up and showed all the best parts already, as has happened too often before, OR they showed so much that we are led to believe an obvious plotline and follow a well-worn narrative path only to be completely (and, hopefully, pleasantly) surprised by further revelations about what ACTUALLY happens in the film.

    I’m hoping for the latter…

  22. This promo is a textbook Marketing case of How NOT to Make a Trailer. Instead of using 2½ minutes of screen time to give us, say, a good immersion in the premise, and then maybe spring something unexpected on us as a teaser at the very end, this trailer instead seems to have gathered up every cool shot, surprise twist and scary moment from the entire film, and mashed them altogether to fill the allocated timeslot.

    There is so much story line given away here that it’s hard to imagine anything left unrevealed, except perhaps whether the astronauts survive at the end. This isn’t a promo; it’s a plot summary.

  23. Um, what year was this supposed to have taken place? Because if it’s the 1970′s or earlier, they didn’t exactly have digital video recording devices, so all of that footage from inside the capsule of them just talking must mean that they brought with them a few tons worth of film and filming equipment to capture all of that stuff…

    • Even back then the camera equipment was not several tons…lol. At most several hundred pounds and dont forget it is much easier to lift off from the moons than Earth!

      • I’m not saying the equipment is several tons, I mean for them to have enough cameras and film to film continuously inside the capsule as it appears in that footage kind of like “Big Brother” or some other reality show style with multiple camera and enough film for that, all of that put together would be at least a few hundred pounds of film and equipment, and they simply do not load down those capsules with so much useless weight, everything is stripped down to their bare minimum…

    • Even back then the camera equipment was not several tons…lol. At most several hundred pounds and dont forget it is much easier to lift off from the moons than Earth! Of course this is not real but a cool concept that I hope does not turn out to be cheesy.

    • actually the very first recorder[actually its not manaually its man powerd] they were established air planes in the 30`s but what spiked my interest with this movie is seems like it might be majorly coreographed so it will either have reanactments ore tamper`d footage of the acatuall apollo 17 but actually what do you think they used to broad cast live shows the television they used video camerasand even if you go on you tube you can even see manually taken videos of apollo 17 and i don`t think every familly owns a giant set of recording crews mobile video cameras the had our basic battery powerd video cameras

  24. Could be possible by the end of the 21st Century.

    • …and if by that time people actually care about anything in the world outside their own multimedia neural implants, they’ll STILL be calling “FAAAAAAKE”, Tim! :-D

  25. I was really hyped about this flic… the trailer kinda changed that for me… almost seems like that mission to mars movie with val kilmer… only shot with 35 mm film… I’m kinda upset that the first orignal scifi/horrer film idea seems like it is gonna fall right back into the same old same old. I think the last good scifi/horror film I saw was pandorum. I know it didnt get a lot of good reviews but I liked the story line….

  26. just sick and tired of movies where people to to here and there and get overrun by aliens or whatnot. its the same old story line, a group of people all happy and jolly, get to a place and do whatever in the best interests of man or whatever, then BOOM…alien attack, then they all get picked off 1 by 1 till the end–possibly and ending where thers just one person that miraculously “gets away” to tell the tale.

    would of been better to just make the movie with the moon landing, and find like a Russian outpost of some sort, or at least something more human realistic.