As you’ve no doubt noticed, After Dark Films is releasing more and more info on its After Dark Originals, and today we get an in-depth look at The Task including the film’s first still and details on the cast and crew.
This gritty film, written by Kenny Yakkel (Exorcism Diaries, Dead Air), stars Texas Battle (Final Destination 3), Alexandra Staden (Basic Instinct 2), and Jonas Talkington (Harpies). It was directed by Alex Orwell, produced by Courtney Solomon and Chris Milburn, and shot in Bulgaria. It is currently in post-production with a release date of fall, 2010.
The creation of the After Dark Originals slate is just another example of the company’s commitment to the indie film industry, supporting first time independent film writers and directors. Unlike After Dark’s 8 Films To Die For®, After Dark Originals is wholly financed and produced by After Dark Films. The After Dark Originals slate runs the gamut of horror genre from paranormal phenomena, black magic, space aliens, and vengeful ghosts to psychological trauma, murderous psychopaths, vampires, and the undead.
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. The contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the center of a blood-soaked night of terror.
“We are all xenophobic to some degree“, says Solomon. “The question this film really poses is, ‘Does anyone have the guts or strength to face those fears with blind faith, without knowing what lay on the other side?’.”
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