I mean in a cinematic and gaming manner of course. But yeah, Doom: Eternal is my next challenge and I love it. Let me explain why. In my previous two Doom posts, I explored the previous 2 Doom movie adaptations. Indeed. One for each article. One for the Doom movie starring The Rock and one for the underwhelming sequel. Both were published in 2020 too. You can check them out here if you’ve missed out on them. And here too.
Moving Past Doom: Eternal
Yup. But instead of going back to the same old territory, we thought it’s best to explore some new. Indeed. So instead of looking back at the film adaptations, let’s think outside of the box for a second. Sure, the Doom franchise is intriguing, but we’ve explored it enough. So, we figured that a nice yet different selection of movies will suffice here. A list of movies featuring demonic/devil-like invasions is a very fitting theme here. Don’t you think? However, before I could go on with the article, I believe a reminder of Doom: Eternal is in order.
Doom: Eternal Year One Pass To Be Exact
Developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks, it’s a fantastic first-person shooter. Also, a sequel to Doom, and the fifth main game in the Doom series. But yeah. A solid, kick-ass piece of entertainment. But the story follows the Doomguy once again. On a mission to end Hell’s consumption of Earth and foil the alien Maykr’s plans to exterminate humanity. Not to mention, you pulled humanity back from the edge of extinction. But it came at a cost. The imbalance of power threatens all of creation. So, you must rise and set things right in DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods. It’s an excellent game, but if you don’t take our word for it…
Then you should check out some of the Steam user comments about the DLC.
-The Blood Swamps level is one of the best-designed maps I’ve ever seen on any game. – says Gazra.
– While Cursed Slayer adds… incredible.
Sure Doom: Eternal Year One Pass is available for purchase here at IndieGala. Just click here and get if while it’s hot. But you might as well get the DOOM Eternal Deluxe Edition which contains it, at one great value.
But what about the flicks? Which movies go well in this article? Well, scroll down to find out. Remember, it’s all about demonic/devil invasions and presence’s. So, these are the ones that we have in mind. Five in total and all from different decades. Sure I mentioned Constantine in my Keanu Reeves post, but I feel it bear repeating. Heck, I think I mentioned most of them in previous articles, but they fit perfectly here too. Hope you’ll like them.
Army Of Darkness
Frankly, Army Of Darkness is my favorite movie from the Evil Dead franchise. And it has Ash trapped in the Middle Ages. Furthermore, while in the past he must fight the possessed undead and find his way home. Yes, I know it’s the least critically accepted movie from the entire franchise, but for me, it’s probably the best. It has Sam Reimi in top form, and Bruce Cambell is not too shabby either. Not to mention, it’s one of the most quotable of all the movies in the Evil Dead franchise.
Fun fact: In the original draft, Ash (Bruce Campbell) lost an eye.
Oh yes. In my Keanu Reeves article, I mentioned two things. 1. How big of a fan I’m of Constantine, and therefore think it’s still a very underrated gem. And secondly how happy I am with the upcoming sequel. Yes, the first teaser poster is already out, and the movie is in pre-production. But Constantine is truly a good movie. Even for a directorial debut. It has Keanu in the lead role and a fine cast in the supporting roles. Including two Oscar winners. Tilda Swinton and Rachel Weisz. But as you can probably tell, the movie is about… Constantine (Keanu Reeves). A cynical exorcist who’s damned for an eternity in hell. He’s also a dying man, and he’s trying to make the most of his mission while still alive on Earth. Seriously, Constantine is still a fine movie, some 15 years after the release.
Fun fact: The “Spear of Destiny” prop is the same one as used in Hellboy (2004).
Speaking of Hellboy, to me it’s the most perfect comic book adaptation out there. Sorry Marvel, you don’t even come close. And no, I’m not talking about the abomination that is the reboot. No, I’m talking about Guillermo Del Toro’s directed 2004 film with Ron Perlman in the titular role. But at the same time, he’s a demonic beast-turned superhero and is working with a group of misfits like him. No to mention, he’s been adopted by Trevor Bruttenholm (Ian Hurt) and raised as his own child. Seriously, Hellboy is the closest to perfection (in every aspect) when it comes to a comic book adaptation. I highly recommend it.
Fun fact: Guillermo del Toro opted to do this movie over Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004).
Another masterpiece, but this time from the chaotic mind of Kevin Smith. Probably my all-time favorite Kevin Smith movie to be honest. And the movie is about the last scion and two prophet’s mission to stop two fallen angels from going back to Heaven. After beating the system in the Dogma and finding a loophole. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are the fallen angels, while Jay And Silent Bob are the two prophets on the opposite side. Dogma is great. It’s about the eternal fight of good VS evil but set in modern times. It’s fantastic.
Fun fact: Kevin Smith wrote this screenplay before he wrote Clerks (1994). But he shelved it because he wanted to do it with proper visual effects.
Probably the oldest movie on this list, and yes. The scariest. Straight from the twisted mind of Clive Barker. Oh, and he’s the director of the movie too. But the movie is centered around a mystical puzzle box. Furthermore, that box summons the Cenobites. A gnarly group of extra-dimensional, sadomasochistic beings. They can’t differentiate between pain and pleasure, and their leader is a horrifying creature called “Pinhead”. Hellraiser was way too scary for me, so I had to watch it in sequences. Sorry, not sorry. But yeah. If you’re looking for something that will scare the hell out of you, then Hellraiser is our recommendation.
Fun fact: It took six hours to apply the prosthetic Cenobite makeup on Doug Bradley.
Are You A Fan Of Doom: Eternal?
Let us know in the comment section what you love the most about it? And of course which movies would be a great fit here too.