Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Remember when Lucas and Spielberg made a Category III gross-out black magic cult movie? And then they tricked the MPAA into giving it a PG-13 rating?

I don’t know if it was hanging out with Tobe Hooper and seeing his plans for the Sawyer family lair in TCM 2, or knowing what their pal John Milius had in mind for the cult of Set in CONAN THE BARBARIAN, but the Thuggee cult’s temple to Kali is trying to outdo both. These sets are amazing nightmare fuel!

I still think a grown-up Short Round would have been a better idea for a 4th Indy movie, if passing the torch was their intended goal. I get so immersed in this film that when Shorty and Indy hug after the kid wakes him out of his zombie state, it gets me misty!

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