The Mystery of ‘Apollo 18′s Release Date

Even more mysterious than the actual movie is Dimension Films’ inability to decide on an official release date for their found footage sci-fi horror pic Apollo 18.

Now having shifted the film 5 times, the Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego-directed pic will now arrive in theaters on September 2, 2011. The bizarre part of the decision is that it will now open AGAINST Relativity’s Shark Night 3D. A: Why would you open a horror film against another horror film (we saw how well that worked when Dimension pitted Halloween 2 against The Final Destination), and B: Why would they want to hurt the boxoffice numbers of a 3-D fish-themed horror film, especially when they plan on releasing Piranha 3DD in November? This has “stupid” written all over it.

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.