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Equinox -- Deep within the woods and canyons of California, four teenagers happen upon an ancient book containing the secrets of a strange, malevolent world that coexists with that of mankind.

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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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Good stop motion animation 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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1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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Trivia:
The type of clock shown during the opening credits is known as a skeleton clock.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Jim is shown wearing, then not wearing a belt, throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
David Fielding:Susan? Susan! Su - !
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Good stop motion animation, 4 September 2006
Author: Zombie_CPA from United States

Story: A professor has found an evil book with spells that brings evil to life. He has invited a group of students to his cabin in the woods. They arrive and find the cabin destroyed. They must now battle evil stop motion monsters in this low budget monster movie.

Review I did not realize that there were two versions of this movie on the DVD. If so, I would have watched the original 1967 version. This review is on the 1970 version with 11 minutes of added footage.

The stop motion animation is done very well. The story is interesting, but the script and dialogue are not great. The acting is pretty amateur, but this movie has some kind of intangible quality that I like. Maybe it is the cheesy stop motion that I like. Maybe it is the concept of demons in the woods. I don't know, but I enjoyed every frame of this movie. It is extremely good for a student film, and there is a lot of heart put into the film. It is one of those must see films just for the stop motion animation.

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