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Equinox (1970)

Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor.

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Edward Connell ...
David Fielding
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Susan Turner
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Jim Hudson (as Frank Boers Jr.)
Robin Christopher ...
Vicki
Jack Woods ...
Asmodeus
James Phillips ...
Reporter Sloan (as Jim Phillips)
Fritz Leiber Jr. ...
Dr. Arthur Waterman (as Fritz Leiber)
Patrick Burke ...
Branson
Jim Duron ...
Orderly
Sharon Gray
Louis Clayton
Norvelle Brooks
Irving L. Lichtenstein
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Storyline

Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor. Written by Todd Schoonover

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Occult Barrier Between Good and Evil See more »


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October 1970 (USA)  »

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The Beast  »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The son of film actor Ed Begley, Ed Begley Jr. is the assistant cameraman on this film. See more »

Goofs

Support wires are visible on the Taurus figure and rocks during the rock-throwing sequence. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
David Fielding: Susan? Susan! Su - !
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Crazy Credits

Over close ups of time piece mechanisms clicking along the credits run from the producer all the way down to Ed Begley Jr (!!) as a camera assistant. Finally, after they have all run through, the title card "EQUINOX" appears thus reversing the normal sequence. See more »

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Referenced in The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Spirit of the Dead

If you saw this film when you were in your teens then you are in luck, for you will think it was a wonderful curiosity. For so many years, the film stayed inside my head and I wondered what ever became of it. Finally, it was on cable one night and I managed to see it all over again. Of course, being older, one is more likely to dismiss it as 'amateurish' but it really is a special kind of film. The premise deals with a lost book of the dead called the "Necrominicon" and how it suddenly effects a group of students out for a picnic in a backwoods forest. They encounter an eerie park ranger who wants the book back for his own sinister ends. Also included are plenty of monsters that are really quite good for the time and the budget involved. Take a look at the flying demon, even though you can see the wires on the wings, he's still pretty evil looking. This isn't really 'bad' at all and doesn't deserve to be on any banal shows that exploit that realm. It is a great little horror film done with patience and wit.


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