Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where three American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

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Brian Miller
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren Christie ... Ben Anderson
Lloyd Owen ... Nate
Ryan Robbins ... John Grey
Michael Kopsa ... Deputy Secretary of Defense (as Mike Kopsa)
Andrew Airlie ... Mission Control (voice)
Kurt Max Runte ... Lab Tech #1 (as Kurt Runte)
Jan Bos ... Lab Tech #2 (voice)
Kim Wylie ... Laura Anderson
Noah Wylie Noah Wylie ... Ryan Anderson
Ali Liebert ... Nate's Girlfriend
Erica Carroll ... John's Fiancée
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Storyline

Cmndr Walker, Cptn. Anderson and Lt. Col. Grey are assigned to a secret mission to the moon. Walker and Anderson land, while Grey stays in orbit. As they collect samples, they find footprints...and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises andv find they're not alone. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing sequences, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film was shot using old camera lenses from the 70s. See more »

Goofs

Some sound is heard in the moon scenes, despite taking place in a vacuum. For example, a sinister clicking when the space monsters are near, and a heavy thud when the rover is flipped. This could be a mixture of sounds conducted through the ground, nondiagetic audio added for the audience's benefit, and actual goofs. Which is which shall be left for the viewer to decide, and the longstanding debate on sound in space movies will not be continued here. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Grey: There's just a lot at stake here, you know? We're talkin' nation versus nation, and the race is still on. There's lots to discover out there, man.
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Working on the Moon
Written and performed by Harry Cohen and Wylie Stateman
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Whole Other World of Horror
11 September 2011 | by b-hodgkissSee all my reviews

Intelligently made, this film combines camera-work similar to that used in Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield. Simplistic in its plot, the film really does boast some very frightening, nail-biting scenes. Not for the faint hearted, it also amplifies the smallest and most rational of fears into something chilling and blood-curdlingly frightening, playing on the fear that something is wrong, something is out there.

Although the film has its faults, namely near the end when the viewer is unsure as to which person's camera is being used, this can add to the feel of the film, reflecting the mindset of the equally disorientated characters.

The film could be slightly more emotional than it is, but it is after all a horror.

Leaving you with something to think about at the end gives the film an edge that makes you remember it for a while after.

If you liked Paranormal Activity or Cloverfield, then this film is definitely for you, giving you a good dose of mind-jolting jumps when you least expect them. This film is definitely worth the watch and will have you jumping out of your skin.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apollo 18 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,704,271, 4 September 2011

Gross USA:

$17,687,709

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,236,153
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Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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