Yes, we know, all DOOM moments are unforgettable. But some are more unforgettable than others. Here are five of our favorites:
1. Heeeeeere’s Cyberdemon!
So you’re minding your own business, working your way through Lazarus Labs and you come to a set of very, very large doors. By this point it’s probably obvious that these doors are harboring something very bad, so you’re a mix of cautious and excited. And as you soon find out, both feelings were correct.
What happens next is one of the most unforgettable moments of DOOM (2016) and indeed the whole series. Just as the doors are starting to squeak open, a two-story-tall Cyberdemon slams them the rest of the way open, grabs you, and hurls you a few dozen feet into the room. Anything big and bad enough to get a jump on the Slayer is a threat worth taking seriously - and now you’re stuck alone in a room with one.
If you’re newcomer to DOOM, this is memorable enough: This is the biggest creature you’ve encountered so far – by a long shot – and one of the most purely vicious-looking. But for longtime fans, it’s an even more memorable moment as the imposing boss from DOOM’s past is back for another round. Seeing this familiar enemy rendered in lovingly gruesome detail on modern technology is simply awe-inspiring.
The fight that follows is, of course, memorable in its own right. It’s a brutal one-on-one scrap that puts the Slayer to the test, but that jump-scare intro is what truly sets the mood for this unforgettable moment.