When Sarah and Zach Boniface were set to get married, Josiah Torrent seduced her with his power to charm snakes. When Zach found out, there was a fight, and Josiah beat him very badly, but Zach got his friends together and they went after him. When they found Josiah, they beat him and buried him alive in an unmarked grave, where he died.
One day, over 20 years later, when Jack Boniface arrived from New Orleans for a visit, snakes suddenly appeared in Sarah’s bed as she stood up on it and asked God why she had forsaken him. As Sarah, who had been having terrible nightmares, told Jack that Josiah was back, Zach insisted that Josiah was dead. Just then, Mrs. Harper, who had been looking after Sarah, rushed into the house with Sheriff Melvin Janson, who tried to provoke Jack into a fight until Zach stopped him and took him outside to talk. Once they were away from earshot, Zach told Melvin what happened and took him to see Josiah’s grave.
That evening, Sarah accompanied Josiah to Jake’s bar, where she confessed her indiscretion to Jack. As Jack stopped Josiah from killing another man, Master Darque showed up and revealed that he resurrected Josiah to force Jack to undertake his quest. During the struggle that ensued between Josiah and Jack, Josiah killed Zach until Jack defeated him. As Josiah’s corpse turned to dust, snakes came crawling out of his crevices and attacked the town’s people, including Sarah, who Darque threatened to kill unless Jack agreed to serve him. Ultimately, Jack surrendered to save his mother, and Darque brought back everyone to life except for Zach, whose death served as a reminder of what could happen to Sarah.