The Task (2011)





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Something diabolical is taking place on the set of "The Task" a new reality show in which players complete terrifying missions within the confines of an abandoned prison hoping to win a hefty cash prize. As six young students explore their new environment, malicious spirits make their presence known in the most gruesome ways imaginable, Unable to escape the labyrinthine prison, the contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the centre of a blood-soaked night of terror. -- (C) After Dark Films
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Victor McGuire
as Big Daddy
Adam Rayner
as Taylor
Tom Payne
as Stanton
Marc Pickering
as Randall
Sam Stockman
as Scelzi
Rob Ostlere
as Pisser
Radoslav Parvanov
as Kidnapper 2
Dimitar Doichinov
as Warden Fake
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A killer stalks a reality show. You fall asleep.

Full Review… | September 4, 2011

Audience Reviews for The Task


what do you get when you cross public greed for more realistic reality shows and stories of haunted prisons? Interesting stuff...that's what you get.

Sherry Rogers-Levoy
Sherry Rogers-Levoy

From the companies that brough you Horrorfest, comes the Task, a unique story with a twist. I really liked how ambitious the Task was and just what lengths it went to in order to try and trick the audience. It's unusal to find good writing or much of anything that isn't predictable in a film like this, and I really didn't expect it to be as entertaining as it was. This unique story begins with seven people being kidnapped and brought to a remote location to compete in a reality TV show, that combines Survivor, Fear Factor, and Ghost Hunters. The game requires the contests to spend one night locked in an abandon prison, with a seedy reputation. The contests must complete the tasks that are put in front of them to win a large cash award. The contests were as different as can be leading to a fantastic dynamic between them, it's a shame they didn't build on that dynamic and show more interaction between characters, that only would have added to the story. The cast, as usual, is mostly newcomers, but talented newcomers, who do an excellent job in making this story believable. A movie like the Task really comes down to the cast, because if they're not believable the movie ends up being only good for a few laughs. The cast was good, the plot was great, but what really put the film over the top was it's terrific ending, which was very reminiscent of another Lionsgate classic, Saw. It's an ending you shouldn't see coming, but one that really brings the whole thing together.

Todd Smith
Todd Smith

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A rather strange entry in the After Dark series. It was pretty good, though. It was pretty creepy an scary at some parts. I also liked the story, the story was good. Maybe not the best of the series, but still a pretty good horror flick.

Jacob Palacio
Jacob Palacio

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