USA / English
"Don't Get Mad. Get Evil.
"Revolves around a character named Jake Gray and his friends that have been playing a deadly game called "The Pathway", which eventually spirals out of control and threatens a worldwide epidemic of violence.
The first half got me interested, the second half lost me.
The movie revolves around a character named Jake Gray and his friends
that have been playing a deadly game called "The Pathway", which
eventually spirals out of control and threatens a worldwide epidemic of
After reading the plot outline and the cool cover art, I decided to
give it a go. It starts off right away with the opening credits which
plugs a fairly dire heavy rock / metal song in the background. It's the
type of set-up that gets you thinking "Oh god, this is going to be
lousy and look really cheap!" but alas the first half of the movie is
the most entertaining.
The story behind this film is interesting yet executed in a fairly poor
manner. Basically, the devil communicates to others via the internet
through an online game called "The Pathway" in which you give the site
your phone number and apparently it can bring up your whole life's
history. You then get phone calls asking you to do certain things,
similar to sacrificing animals to your god. The problem with this movie
is that it decides to put such a huge twist (a twist that is too
complex for its own good) into the mix that really leaves you confused
at the end. Though, once you've sat through the first hour of the movie
and it all starts to become un-interesting, you won't really care
before you get to see the twist. I know what you're thinking... "The
devil using the internet? What the hell?" Yeah, I know.
The devil / creature in the movie is similar to a cross between an
alien (from the Alien movies) and Djinn (from the Wishmaster movies)
but never talks and the screen is always shaken or blurred when you see
the creature so you don't really get a good look. The best chance
you'll have to get a decent view is near the end but like I said, you
may be battling your eyes once you get there.
Devour could have been really good and pulls you in for the first 30
minutes or so, but due to poor character backgrounds, a confusing story
and the constant switch between horror and drama, it really is hard to
make it worth your 90 minutes of viewing time.
Ah, what the hell, go have a watch. It is a fairly well made movie for
direct-to-video but that's no excuse to cut it some slack. The first
half got me interested, the second half lost me. I'll be very surprised
if your reaction is any different.
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