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Release Date:
October 1970 (USA) See more »
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Supernatural Color by De Luxe See more »
Plot:
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. See more » | Full synopsis »
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Fun so-bad-it's-good romp. See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Edward Connell ... David Fielding
Barbara Hewitt ... Susan Turner

Frank Bonner ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forrest J Ackerman ... Doctor on tape recorder (voice) (uncredited)
Jim Danforth ... Extra (uncredited)
Jack H. Harris ... Detective Harrison (uncredited)
Chuck Niles ... Voice (uncredited)
R.J. Robertson ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Woods 
Mark Thomas McGee (co-director) (uncredited)
Dennis Muren (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Thomas McGee  story
Jack Woods 

Produced by
Jack H. Harris .... producer
Dennis Muren .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Mike Hoover 
 
Film Editing by
John Joyce 
 
Makeup Department
Robynne Hoover .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sam Altonian .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Bradley Lane .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
David Allen .... special photographic effects
Jim Danforth .... special photographic effects
Dennis Muren .... special photographic effects
Jim Danforth .... cel animator (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... special equipment (uncredited)
Ralph Rodine .... animation camera (uncredited)
David Stipes .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Begley Jr. .... assistant camera
Joel Chernoff .... gaffer
Ben Harwood Jr. .... grip
 
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor (as John Caper)
 
Other crew
Jill Murphy .... script supervisor
Bob Woods .... production assistant
Conrad Buff IV .... production staff (uncredited)
Bill Goodwin .... production staff (uncredited)
Alan Gould .... production staff (uncredited)
Chris Koppel .... production staff (uncredited)
Lin Kroll .... production staff (uncredited)
David Stipes .... production staff (uncredited)
Susan Turner .... production staff (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Beast" - USA (video title)
"The Equinox... A Journey Into the Supernatural" - USA (restored version)
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Runtime:
80 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:X (1971) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

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The story combines numerous elements of various novellas by H.P. Lovecraft.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Vicki's hair changes length constantly, sometimes in the middle of a scene.See more »
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[first lines]
David Fielding:Susan? Susan! Su - !
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Fun so-bad-it's-good romp., 1 July 2012
Author: Koosh_King01 from North Carolina

Four friends, David, Vicki, Jim and Susan, head out into the woods to visit David's professor, Dr. Waterman. They find Waterman'home destroyed, the professor missing, and a mysterious book. It soon becomes apparent that in meddling with the book, Waterman accidentally opened a portal to another, hellish dimension, and now the demon Asmodeus (posing as a park ranger) wants to acquire the powerful book. The four friends must fight against a variety of ghoulish monsters sent after them by Asmodeus, and eventually Asmodeus himself, in order to make it back to civilization alive.

Often considered one of the best-worst movies of all time, Equinox was a student film made by a young Dennis Muren which producer Jack Woods picked up for cinematic distribution, casting himself as Asmodeus and shooting some new scenes. On the one hand, this seems like a strange movie for Criterion to release, especially in a two-disc set, however despite its ineptitude it features some charming stop-motion animation for the various monsters (and some impressive forced-perspective shots to turn an ordinary stuntman into a blue-skinned giant) and it's also certainly worthy of being preserved if only because Dennis Muren and his friends had such a piddly budget to work with that it' a miracle they even had a completed (albeit rough) film, even before Jack Woods came along.

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