Apollo 18 (Empire On-Demand Review)

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Apollo 18 (2011), Netflix

The Blair Witch Project meets Capricorn One in this found footage film, purportedly distilled from 43 hours of 16mm footage collected by the astronauts on a secret NASA mission to the moon (Apollo 17 being the last official moon landing). Director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s focus on ‘authentic fakery’ robs the film some of some of its scare potential, but it’s an effective and entertaining slow-burner with an intriguing twist.

Empire rating: ★★★

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