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The Task (2011)

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

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Shoe
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Dixon
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Scelzi
Mike Johnson ...
FX Grunt Jim
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Pisser
Atanas Srebrev ...
Bob
Jonas Talkington ...
Clown
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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. Written by Svetlio Svilenov

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When Connie goes to get Toni from the gas chamber to tell her she found out that she was being tricked. After Connie checks to see if Toni is breathing and realizes that she is dead, you can see that Toni is actually breathing heavily and rapidly. See more »

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A horror-bull mistake
10 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The premise shows promise. Take a very spooky place where a bunch of game show participants choose to spend the night for major cash prizes, make a creepy TV reality show of it, and then introduce a couple of plot twists just when you are collecting your things together ready to leave. Had any single one of these things been done well then the others would not have mattered, but, regrettably, the whole film is poor.

It is not spooky, it is not scary, it is not even well done, and in places it is just plain silly. There are continuity problems, poor script, poor editing, and just poor acting, aside from the opening five minutes where there is at least some energy and verve. But once we are into that time when you just want it to lift off the film reveals that you have already seen the best it has to offer. And you hope that whatever twists there are to come they'll be signposted somewhere if you watch carefully. Unfortunately for this film its twists try to redeem a dying film when the kindest thing would have been to put it out of its misery.


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