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Film / Devour

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Devour is a 2005 Horror Movie directed by David Winkler and starring Jensen Ackles, Shannyn Sossamon, Dominique Swain, William Sadler and Teach Grant.

Jake Gray, a 21-year-old student, witnesses the brutal death of his closest friends who played an internet game called "The Pathfinder". With the help of Marisol, he investigates the company behind the game.

Devour contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Satan is definitely not the mother of the year. She kills her son's friends, family and forces him to drink the blood of his adoptive parents.
  • Anti Anti Christ: Jake is eventually revealed to be Satan's son but refuses to join her.
  • Asshole Victim: Dakota is compelled into killing a married professor who repeatedly sexually harassed her.
  • Big Bad: Satan who's behind the game that kill its players.
  • The Dragon: The head of the Pathfinder Aiden Kater works for Satan.
  • Big "NO!": Jake upon seeing his adoptive parents hanged together.
  • Developing Doomed Characters: Almost all the first half of the movies establishes Jake's relationships with his friends, family and his boss.
  • Downer Ending: Jake loses everyone he loves and is taken by the police.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being the leader of a Satanis cult, Ivan Reisz refused to make a human sacrifice when his pregnant wife asked for one for the health of the baby.
  • Faking the Dead: Anne Kilton faked her death with the complicity of Kater. She does it again at the end to frame Jake.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Satan apologies Jake for killing his loved ones and insists he has the choice to join her or to return to his old life. The second, Jake refuses, Satan grabs the chalice and forcefeeds Jake with the blood of his adoptive parents.
  • Frame-Up: Satan punishes Jake for his refusal to join her by framing him for the murders of his parents.
  • Friends with Benefits : Jake and Dakota have sex but are not dating.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: The ending casts doubt whether Satan exists or if Jake just immagined the whole story
  • Mean Boss: Jake's boss who fires him because his nephew needs a job then advises Jake to sell pot. Also he refuses to pay two weeks of salary.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Those who plays the game kill themselves by mutilation.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Ivan taught Adan Kater the dark arts. Kater eventually sacrificed Ivan's wife to Satan.
  • Slut-Shaming: Dakota gets an anonymous call that insults her based on her promiscuity.
  • Soft Water: Inverted. Jake throws Kater in the pool from not very high up but, for some reason, his head hits the bottom hard enough to die.
  • Speed Sex: Played straight when Dakota gets on Jake's lap for a few seconds.
  • Title Drop: Not uttered but the word "Devour" appears when Jake sees the scripture 1 Peter 5:8 in the church: "Your enemy, Satan, prowls around like a lion, seeking souls he may he may devour."
  • Through the Eyes of Madness : In the end, Jake wonders if he really did commit the murders and if everything he saw was the product of his imagination.
  • Tongue Trauma: Jake has a vision of himself cutting off his tongue. Later, Conrad and Dakota cut off their tongue before they die.
  • Villainous Incest: Satan takes the form of Marisol to seduce her son. After revealing herself to him, she makes clear that she wants to pursue the relationship before kissing him.
  • You Monster! : Jake is called a monster by the police who thinks he killed his parents and drink their blood.