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You Decide: ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Eerily Similar to ‘Apollo 18’

Just last week you were all treated to this astronomically incredible trailer for Dimension Films’ Apollo 18, their “found footage” sci-fi horror film arriving in theaters April 22 that unearths footage from Apollo 18’s undocumented and covert mission to the moon, revealing disturbing new evidence of other life forms. Heading back to the ’70s, the trailer features a dead body and debris from another spacecraft, along with an “evil” infection seemingly destroying the mission and everyone involved.

This weekend I was carousing through the Netflix archives when I stumbled across an interesting film from 1990 entitled The Dark Side of the Moon (no, this has nothing to do with Pink Floyd). Taking to the year 2022, I found this synopsis quite interesting: “In 2022, a spaceship is stranded on the dark side of the moon, where the crew finds a 30-year-old shuttle that seems to be lifeless. Upon boarding to look for supplies, they find a corpse and an unrelenting evil that threatens to kill them all. One by one, the crewmembers are possessed and turn on one another in a killing rampage, until finally, the survivors deduce that the spirit haunting them is actually Satan, who is rapidly gaining strength.” We found the trailer (albeit in horrible VHS quality) and have posted it below for you to judge.

Has Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Apollo 18 taken ideas from D.J. Webster’s The Dark Side of the Moon? Coincidence? You decide…



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