Shut up, haters - Apollo 18's monsters are awesomeAnnalee Newitz9/07/11 5:30pmFiled to: Apollo 18MonstersMoon spidersRantTop791EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink There have been a lot of disgruntled rumbles about the monsters in Moon landing conspiracy flick Apollo 18. I've even heard people say, "Well, if those are the monsters, then I'm definitely not seeing the movie." What the hell, people? Sure there are things wrong with this movie, but the monsters are definitely not it. In fact, I thought the monsters were classic and clever. Here's why.AdvertisementBy the way, if you haven't seen Apollo 18 yet, you're about to be spoiled. So beware! As I said in my review last week, Apollo 18 suffered from the classic B-movie problem of being really slow and draggy and then suddenly filling the screen with bugfuck insane awesomeness. And part of that bugfuckery literally involved bugs — moon spiders, to be exact. Just writing those words, moon spiders, makes me grin. It sounds like something ripped from the cover of a 1934 issue of Weird Tales — THE MOON SPIDERS OF HELL! You can just imagine improbably underdressed astronauts fighting these shadowy denizens of the darkest ice puddles on the Moon.