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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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Connie
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Big Daddy
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Snow
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Taylor
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Angel
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Shoe
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Toni
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Stanton
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Randall
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Dixon
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Scelzi
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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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The film was mentioned by Simon Lane on YoGPoD 46: Halloween Spack-tacular. See more »

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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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Dixon: You know, people used to say I look like Will Smith. Now they say Barack Obama... okay!
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References The Prestige (2006) See more »

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The Flask
11 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"The Task" seemed at first like a good movie, albeit somewhat formulaic

  • the characters seemed played and written quite enthusiastically,
although they still were archetypal characters.

Unfortunately although there's some sense of fun during scenes focusing on the contestants and crew members, the horror aspect is handled somewhat poorly - it has slow pacing without the atmosphere or suspense that makes slow burn horror effective.

There's also not much here that would satisfy gorehounds - partially because little happens plot-wise for large portions of runtime, but also because these kills aren't very imaginative - generally stabbings and such.

It's still not terrible, its just lacking strength in any particular area that would make the film worthwhile. However, for anyone who's the obscure "School of Horror", "The Task" should be quite familiar, yet more subtle.

Its almost Afterdark's best movie this year but falls short.


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