Written by Scotty
Are video games the downfall of our society? I would hope not, but there are several people out there that believe that they are too real and people believe that their lives are in the game. I don’t believe this as I have been playing video games all of my life and when I turned it off, I never thought that it was still on. I will admit however that I have a hard time driving after playing a racing game, but that is easily fixed when I notice my car is nowhere as nice as the one in the game.
Douglas Whooly is hooked on a new game this has father has bought for him. Satan’s Little Helper is a game that has your character kill everyone in sight for a certain amount of points and captures the imagination of everyone that plays it, especially little Douglas. With his sister coming back home for Halloween, Douglas is excited beyond belief as he loves going trick-or-treating with her. But not being happy with the man she has brought home with her, Douglas goes for a walk and finds a new friend that might be able to help him with his new problems, Satan.
Spotting Satan making up new decorations for the night, Douglas is able to convince him to come back to his house and kill his sister’s new boyfriend. Thinking that his Master is a character from the game, Douglas believes that everything he is seeing is fake and nobody is really being hurt. Satan however is on the hunt and is killing everyone that gets in his way. Knocking the boyfriend out of the way, Satan takes his place and returns to Douglas’ home and has his sights set on the boy’s sister.
Without saying a word, Satan is able to hang low while staying with the Whooly family but does not stop in his killing ways. Being sent out to get some candy for the trick-or-treaters, Douglas is in for the ride of his life with his new master. Doing everything that the game has shown him, Douglas believes that the game is real and he continues to gather up points as his master runs down people in the parking lot. But Douglas starts to see that Satan may not be the person he is looking to follow as his sights have been placed on Douglas’ family.
Satan’s Little Helper follows young Douglas’ adventures with his Master Satan as they run ramped around town. Without saying a word, Satan is able to convince the Whooly family members that he is Jenna’s boyfriend that has gone missing. Douglas is not able to tell the difference between his new video game and real life as he goes on a killing spree with his Master on Halloween. When Satan’s sights get set on Douglas’ family however, he is slowly starting to be figured out as being someone else and needs to keep them quiet before being figured out by the authorities.
A disturbing look at how a young boy cannot tell the difference between his video game hero and what is happening right in front of his very eyes. With all of the killing that Douglas witnesses first hand, it is hard to imagine that he cannot tell the difference, but being part of his favorite game is all he wants. With plenty of blood and a character that does not say one word, this is a great movie that will keep you guessing who the killer really is, but you will have to wait until the end to see if his mask ever comes off. Stay Scared!