Introduction: How To: Rip a Heart Out of Someones Chest

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If you've seen "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 'you'll know one of the greatest special effects of the film is where Mola Ram rips the heart out of someone's chest. In this intstructable Indy Mogulshows you how to create the effect, with only $10. Don't forget to check out our previous episode on how to create a fake heart..

Check out the video!

You Will Need:

1. old pillow

2. old plastic food container

3. aluminum foil

4. 16oz fake blood

5. Red Spray Paint

6. old shirt

7. duct tape

8. Hot Glue Gun

9. fake heart (or a potato)

Step 1: The Potato Heart

Picture of The Potato Heart

In this episode we used a peeled potato for a heart. In a previous episode of Indy Mogul, we created a more realistic heartusing pumps and balloons. But this a good alternative.

Take the Potato and peel off all of the skin. Next shape the potato into a rough heart-like shape. Next Spray the Potato with red spray paint.

Fill the old plastic food container with 16oz of fake blood, and put the potato inside.

Next, lay hot glue around the outside of the container, and place the aluminum foil on top. Make sure you secure the foil, so that no blood drips out of it when it is turned sideways. Then cut off the excess foil.

Step 2: The Chest

Picture of The Chest

Using the duct tape, mold the pillow into a chest shape (we tightened the pillow, using two long pieces of tape, about 3/4 of the way up).

Next, trace the shape of the plastic container, and mark it with the duct tape.

Cut the container's shape out of the pillow, and pull out the stuffing for that area only.

Place the container into the pillow, and secure it by adding some more duct tape around the edges of the container.

Prop your pillow dummy vertically, and clothe it with the old shirt.

Then dig in!


barnyard123 (author)2016-06-23

pretty good april fools trick

Plasmana (author)2008-09-02

I like Indiana Jones's movies but I don't like the "Temple of Doom"...

SkizMaroo (author)Plasmana2012-01-28


I thought I was the only one who felt that way and quit saying so after being mocked and ridiculed by society.

I say it now, though.... Temple of Doom was lame.

ninjaknow (author)2009-07-21

to really rip someone's heart out you need to either use a palm strike or a punch to break through the sternum than use karates spear fingers or kung fu's tiger claw to get through the shards and then just hook and pull

banderson9 (author)ninjaknow2011-06-27

thats a load of BS..... all you need is a knife, no fake martial arts required :D

to the OP, cool post, ty.

xnifx (author)2008-01-31

you could just just use flesh pigmented makes more sense.

codongolev (author)xnifx2008-06-23

you mean fondant?

codongolev (author)codongolev2008-06-24

cuz ripping a heart out of some flesh colored cheese dip doesn't sound too convincing.

foxtrot4697 (author)codongolev2008-08-28

that would be amazing!!!!!

codongolev (author)foxtrot46972008-08-29

but not convincing. but maybe you could make the heart out of bread.... then you could have a delicious snack heart. and burn your hand.

j626no (author)codongolev2008-08-29

yeah...not the most heart-healthy snack out there :p

codongolev (author)j626no2008-08-29

I can haz cheezheart?

The Jamalam (author)codongolev2008-08-31

i can haz heartburger?

codongolev (author)The Jamalam2008-08-31

I can haz...... heartburn?

The Jamalam (author)codongolev2008-08-31

no u can not has heartburn

codongolev (author)The Jamalam2008-09-02

that's awesome!

The Jamalam (author)codongolev2008-09-03

lol i made it in paint

gonzoman73 (author)The Jamalam2010-09-24

holy crap? you did THAT with paint??? nice :D

codongolev (author)The Jamalam2008-09-03

so like the god of picture editing. that, or the insane grandfather.

mangadragon (author)codongolev2008-11-11

Nah, man. It doesn't even have layers.

xnifx (author)mangadragon2008-11-19

Shrek: For your information, there's a lot more to ogres than people think.
Donkey: Example?
Shrek: Example? Okay, onions!
Donkey: -sniffs onion- They stink?
Donkey: Oh, they make you cry.
Shrek: No!
Donkey: Oh, you leave them out in the sun and they get all brown and start sproutin' little white hairs.
Shrek: NO! LAYERS! Onions have layers. OGRES have layers. Onions have get it. We both have layers.
Donkey: Oh, you both have layers. -sniffs onion again and winces- You know, not everybody else likes onions. -pause- CAKES! Everybody loves cakes! Cakes have layers!
Shrek: -restraining temper- I don't care...what everyone likes. Ogres are not like cakes!
Donkey: You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, "Hey, let's get some parfait," they say, "I don't like no parfait"? Parfaits are delicious.
Shrek: NO!!! YOU DENSE, IRRITATING, MINIATURE BEAST OF BURDEN! Ogres are like onions! End of story! Bye-bye! -whispers- See you later!
-walks away-
Donkey: Parfaits may probably be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!
Shrek: You know...I think I preferred you humming!


codongolev (author)xnifx2008-11-20

finally.... you posted on the thread you created... I WATCHED THAT SCENE IN ESPANOL!!! It was spanish class on a friday.

codongolev (author)mangadragon2008-11-12

so the insane grandfather. crappin' his pants left and right. callin' everyone "sonny". Definitely the insane grandfather.

mangadragon (author)codongolev2008-11-18

Yeah. The insane grandfather.

codongolev (author)mangadragon2008-11-20

who are you? get off my lawn. oh right, my grandbaby. have a nickel.

mettaurlover (author)codongolev2008-09-20

The Jamalam (author)codongolev2008-08-31

nom nom nom

foxtrot4697 (author)codongolev2008-08-30


foxtrot4697 (author)codongolev2008-08-29

ohh yeah

codongolev (author)foxtrot46972008-08-30


red-king (author)codongolev2009-10-10

 i think it would be funny.

hoWmAnyTiMeS (author)codongolev2008-09-04


bomberman3 (author)codongolev2008-08-17

i lol'd

eulaliaaaa! (author)2010-09-20

You should use a baked potato and then when you rip out the heart, YOU EAT IT!!!

Atomman (author)2009-05-13

They just disposed of his heart when done :P

Halopwner85 (author)2009-02-22

Couldnt you use a bell pepper and red jello mushed up in case you wanted to eat it.

Lauramore87 (author)2009-01-27

kind of lovely scary family :D funny video

foxtrot4697 (author)2008-11-12

i have the same 1st name and the same hair as erik person

senario 158 (author)2008-10-21

thats what i call funny violence!?

nicky0206 (author)2008-10-21

it was funny ripping his heart out!!!!!!!!!!!

mastercreator (author)2008-09-02

heey anna

fancypenguin845 (author)2008-08-16

it was cool your family was great and i love the stache

duct_tape_masta (author)2008-07-01

i liked apocalypto and they were mayans anyway

slimguy379 (author)2008-06-30

your aunt / their mother saying "don't have soda, because I don't want you going crazy" was the best part ( reminds me of my self with my mom, also because I have weird friends with mustaches too) but you guys ar crazy I've watch a ton of your mini films / experiment tests and they're great!! love it keep it up. P.S. you guys are crazy

explosivemaker (author)2008-06-29 would be even better if the dummy was made with ballistics gel......slice em open and take it out.....if you had enough gel on hand that is.....

lnknprkfrk13 (author)2008-06-12

Me and my friends want to make a cheap budget film using all of Indy Mogul's techniques. It would be so awesome!! (Sigh)

codongolev (author)lnknprkfrk132008-06-23

why not?

lnknprkfrk13 (author)codongolev2008-06-23

I dunno, it would just take a lot of time and planning. I guess we COULD do it, but it would take a lot of work.

codongolev (author)lnknprkfrk132008-06-24

well, you should do it anyway and like, send it to indymogul. it would be awesome.

BRANDYN99 (author)2008-04-04


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