Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2010) — After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon announces The
Task as Film #4 in the AFTER DARK ORIGINALS series, in partnership with Lionsgate and
Syfy. 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).
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 center of a blood-soaked night of
“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’”.