Lionsgate Announced ‘Scream of the Banshee,’ ‘The Task’ and ‘Goblin’

Lionsgate is proud to announce the DVD, Digital Download and On Demand releases of After Dark Originals: Scream of the Banshee and The Task and the DVD release of Goblin arriving on July 26th.

Scream of the Banshee features a filmmaker audio commentary, The Task features a “behind the scenes” featurette. No Extras will be included on SyFy’s Goblin.

Scream of the Banshee: A SyFy Channel co-production, Scream of the Banshee stars Lauren Holly (TV’s “NCIS”) and Lance Henriksen (TV’s “Millennium”). Holly plays an archeology professor who discovers an ornate box in the basement of the university. When the box is opened, it unleashes the bloodcurdling scream of the banshee alluded to in Irish folklore. Not eager to take the threat of looming deaths of those who hear it very seriously, everyone tries to move on until the creature begins to come for them. An original film event, Scream of the Banshee made its debut on SyFy in March 2011.

The Task:
A group of unlucky reality show contestants meet unexpected consequences in the original film The Task. Six college students compete for a cash prize by enduring a night in an abandoned prison. The group thinks they are exploring their carefully controlled environment when things start to go awry. And as the decrepit prison gets creepier and more threatening, the camera crew realizes this isn’t what they signed up for either.

Goblin: This summer, the creature awaits as Lionsgate debuts Goblin on DVD this July. Starring Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), Camille Sullivan (The Butterfly Effect) and Donnelly Rhodes (TRON: Legacy), the original movie premiered on SyFy in July 2010 to more than 1.5 million viewers. In the tone and tradition of such sci-fi horror classics as Leprechaun and Labyrinth, Goblin follows a family haunted by a century-old creature on Halloween.

Each Halloween night, the small town of Hollow Glen is visited not by trick-or-treaters but by a creature known as The Goblin. In what began as a harmless fall festival ritual, local farmers threw their diseased crops into a large bonfire to bless the soil for the following year. But in 1831, a troubled couple took the ritual too far, and threw their sickly, deformed child into the fire. Out of the ash arose something evil, and the Goblin now stalks the town intent on capturing infants and murdering anyone in its path each year. This time, the Perkins family finds themselves as the target of the terror.