MovieChat Forums > The Evil That Men Do (1984) Discussion > What was that mechanical contraption in ...

What was that mechanical contraption in the cave?


In the final scenes, when Hidalgo's widow is shouting at the miners from one of the caves, we can see a mechanical-looking contraption behind her.
I kind of wondered whether it was supposed to be an electric chair of some sort that Molloch had used to torture prisoners there. But that would have made no sense -- it would have been too wildly coincidental for Molloch to have been operating a torture chamber there, in the middle of nowhere.


It was a generator, likely used for powering mining equipment.