The passage leads to the human sacrificial venue of Devi Maa Kali by a local thuggee priest, Mola Ram. Now memory can play strange tricks on a person. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. Unfortunately, its engines fail, the trio bail out and land in a Gujarati-speaking village of Pankot in British India. Remember folks, this is a family movie…. From children being beaten to the grossest meal ever to graphic human sacrifices, it remains incredibly vicious and very intense too, at least in its second half.
Once there they find out that the region is poverty-stricken, all children are untraceable due to missing stones that were once blessed by Bhagwan Shri Shankar. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style. They locate 2 of the 3 missing precious stones, Indiana keeps one, and must be on the run from Mola - who is determined to catch and kill them at any and all cost. Nowhere is this more evident than in the first two Indiana Jones adventures Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Ind iana Jones And The Temple Of Doom. As he is lowered further and further into this pit from Hell, the chanting and the drumming of the Thugees increases in speed and intensity until the poor guy is completely immersed in the fire and burnt to smittereens while the heart, still being held aloft by Mola Ram, bursts into flames. After being driven away from Honduras, as well as offending the King of Madagascar, Adventurer-Archaeologist Indiana Jones, in the company of Wilhelmina Scott and Short Round, barely manage to escape from Chinese gangsters on a plane. .
A trip to the local Maharaja's palace does not reveal the whereabouts of the children, but Indiana locates a hidden underground passage. The most horrifying scene of Temple Of Doom is, of course, the human sacrifice witnessed by Indy and his companions about half way through, with the ripping out of a heart and then lowering of the victim into a pit of fire. . . . . .
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