IT’S A TRAP!
Four more deadly devices
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK The classic sequence where Indy’s theft of an idol triggers poison darts and sends a giant boulder rolling after him was inspired by 1954 Uncle Scrooge strip “The Seven Cities Of Cibola”.
DOCTOR WHO “THE FIVE DOCTORS” The tiled floor in the Tomb of Rassilon looks harmless, but reaching the fifth row activates deadly green BBC Micro graphics! Unless you can calculate the safe path using the mathematical constant pi, that is… CUBE Vincenzo Natali’s cult 1997 film sees a bunch of strangers trapped in a maze of identical rooms, cut down by booby traps. Activated by motion, heat or sound, they slice you apart with razorwire or spray acid in your face.
RESIDENT EVIL In the 2002 videogame adap, opening a door trips a defence system that sends a laser along a corridor at ankle, chest and head height. Just when it looks like Colin Salmon’s athletic commando will survive, it switches to a grid formation and dices the poor bugger. Ouch.