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The Task (2011)

R | | Horror | 14 July 2011 (Russia)
A group of reality show contestants must survive the night in a haunted jail.

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Alex Orwell

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Kenny Yakkel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Staden ... Connie
Victor McGuire ... Big Daddy
Sean McConaghy ... Snow
Adam Rayner ... Taylor
Antonia Campbell-Hughes ... Angel
Ashley Mulheron ... Shoe
Amara Karan ... Toni
Tom Payne ... Stanton
Marc Pickering ... Randall
Texas Battle ... Dixon
Sam Stockman Sam Stockman ... Scelzi
Mike Johnson Mike Johnson ... FX Grunt Jim
Rob Ostlere Rob Ostlere ... Pisser
Atanas Srebrev ... Bob
Jonas Talkington Jonas Talkington ... Clown
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Storyline

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. Written by Svetlio Svilenov

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The Audience Isn't The Only One Watching.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2011 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Aimatovammeni nyhta See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,619
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After Dark Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was mentioned by Simon Lane on YoGPoD 46: Halloween Spack-tacular. See more »

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Stanton falls over and lands in a pile of blood on the floor as he is following the pipes. In every shot after that, there is no blood on him or his clothes. See more »

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Randall: My favorite book is OK Magazine.
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References The Prestige (2006) See more »

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Pretty painful

So basically this movie is a mix between the film "Are you scared" and an old MTV show called "Fear", and lets just say that mix doesn't work very well in this case.

The film is insanely slow, things really don't pick up until about an hour in, and even then its nothing special. The first hour is basically just a bunch of shots of the annoying main characters walking through dark hallways while they talk about how scared they are.

The gore is basically non existent so even the gore hounds won't find something to like in this one. Honestly this could have been a PG-13 horror film, not sure why it was given an R rating.

I do regret watching this flick because all in all it was a pretty big waste. The ending was very dumb and there wasn't really anything to take away from in this disaster. I gave it a 2 simply based on the fact that I do enjoy Reality show/Horror idea. 2/10 Skip it.


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