2022 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 26: Devour (2005)

26. GAMESHOWS: Roll the bones, try your luck, gamble with your life!

ARGs are the new RPGs, as a game called The Pathway causes the deaths of Jake Gray’s (Jensen Ackles) friends Conrad (Teach Grant) and Dakota (Dominique Swain). The game itself is operated by Aiden Kater (Martin Cummins) and his Satanic followers who are tricking people into killing their targets or ending their own lives.

Working with occultist Marisol (Shannyn Sossamon), Jake finds Ivan Reisz (William Sadler), a man who lost his wife and child to The Pathway and demons, but then he learns that the child was raised as a human. And that’s who The Pathway was created to get and turn back over to Satan who ends up being Ivan’s wife. What?  Oh, let’s take it one step further. Marisol and this woman and the devil are all the same person.

What a twist! Maybe none of this was real! Oh man, the 2000s, when every movie had to have oh so many turns along the way. Oh well. Nearly everyone in this also ended up being in the show Supernatural. Adam and Seth Gross, who wrote this, went on to write the DOA movie, which maybe doesn’t mean as much.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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