SPAWN is an apocalyptic horror tale based on the Todd McFarlane comic book character. The devil has given power and wealth to Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen), head of a CIA-like organization, in exchange for his help arranging an early Armageddon, which will include miserable death and destruction to millions by way of a virus so powerful it makes "Ebola look like a skin rash." First Wynn must deliver his best assassin, Simmons (Michael Jai White), to the devil by murdering him. The devil, it seems, suffers a short supply of quality killers. Wynn sets Simmons on fire and after some time in hell, Simmons, dead, is sent by the devil back to the living, in the form of Spawn, a guy covered in a changeable suit of skin-tight armor and possessed of superpowers and a really bad attitude. Spawn has agreed to lead the devil's army in exchange for getting to see his now remarried wife, Wanda (Theresa Randle). Betrayals and double betrayals play out. Spawn is assigned by the devil and his hench-thing, Malbolger (John Leguizamo), a cross between The Joker and Beetlejuice, to kill Wynn, who is also an ally of the devil. Cagliostro (Nicol Williamson) seems to be a force for good, although he, too, had been an assassin five centuries earlier. D.B. Sweeney plays Terry, an intelligence analyst who unwittingly helps the evil Wynn but later tries to save the Earth from destruction. The violence is nonstop -- supernatural, devil-powered creatures throw each other long, painful distances; warriors shoot and knife enemies and, in some cases, attempt decapitations. People are shot and stabbed. A man is doused with gasoline and set on fire. His burnt face and hands are seen after.