I am a sucker for “found footage” films and have sung the praises of Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2. They aren’t Oscar fodder by any stretch of the imagination, but these movies knock it out of the park with exactly what they are supposed to accomplish, which is to give you the cinematic equivalent of a haunted house. In a nutshell, these types of films are less about the actual components of the film, but instead are weighted heavily on the in-theater experience – almost like an amusement park ride.
The latest “found footage” movie is Apollo 18 and hits theaters on April 22, 2011. You can check out the trailer after the jump, but the movie is based on the idea that after the NASA’s final moon mission, Apollo 17, that, unbeknownst to the public, we did go back to the moon and, while there, realized why we’d never go again. And while I’m just speculating off trailer footage, I’m guessing the reason we didn’t go back is because some creepy crawly moon creatures got into the astronauts suits and bodies and in turned made them murderous lunatics.
The trailer is semi-creepy and anything set in space is cool, so this movie definitely has me intrigued. What about you? Is this something your interested in seeing this April, or are you tired with the “found footage” movies?