James Cameron’s 1989 sci-fi thriller The Abyss took audiences to the steely blue depths of the Caribbean where the film’s plucky, devil-may-care bunch of oil riggers (in these movies aren’t they all?) square off sub-a-sub with a rogue SEAL team. Cameron’s film represents one of the final contemporaneous Cold War allegories in mainstream U.S. cinema. Though multiple edits and a ballooning budget kept the film from financial success it’s stark verisimilitude coupled with groundbreaking special effects endeared it to many critics.

An actor moves into an apartment complex with intentions to commit suicide and as he tries to hang himself he sees visions of hell and glimpses of some of the building’s demonic residents. However before he can die he is saved by the apartment building’s rice chef and semi-retired vampire hunter, and soon he finds out that the building’s residents, both alive and dead, have other uses for him.

And you thought zip discs made no sense...

Confession time: I saw the “DOOM” movie on opening night. Actually, that’s not the whole story. I saw the “DOOM” movie on opening night with a bunch of guys in costume (I swear I wasn’t one of them). There I was, a kid that grew up killing Hell Knights on my computer while listening to “Reign in Blood”, sitting next to a guy dressed up like a Cyber-Demon, an Imp, an Arch-Vile and another confused friend who had no idea that there were going to be costumes (I said I didn’t know about it... I lied).