A series of brutal murders all share a particularly grisly characteristic: each victims has his or her heart cut out, much like a human sacrifice. Kolchak discovers that the murders are all connected to a modern-day Aztec cult that has been preparing for an apocalypse for centuries. Kolchak tries to stop the final sacrifice from being made, but he soon discovers that the mummified corpse of the cult's leader may not be as inanimate as it appears.
Did You Know?
Generally, Aztec and Maya human sacrifices were captured warriors from neighboring cities or losers of the sacred ball game played before religious ceremonies to choose sacrifice victims. Sacrifices were performed to guarantee that the gods would continue to send rain, make the sun rise every day and guarantee fertility and a good harvest. See more
At the very end, just before fade-to-black, the camera pans to the mummy's head, the actor opens his eyes and blinks. See more
It says here the Andrews family changed their name from Arguello. And they're from Jalisco, and the hotel chain started in Veracruz.
It's Ha-lisco, Tony, not Ja-lisco.
Oh, excuse me, Jose. I don't care if they came from Hersey City, New Hersey! There are Mexicans there too, but none of them are Aztecs.