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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.

Directors:

Jack Woods, Dennis Muren (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Mark Thomas McGee (based on story by), Jack Woods
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Connell Edward Connell ... David Fielding
Barbara Hewitt ... Susan Turner
Frank Bonner ... Jim Hudson (as Frank Boers Jr.)
Robin Christopher Robin Christopher ... Vicki
Jack Woods Jack Woods ... Asmodeus
James Phillips James Phillips ... Reporter Sloan (as Jim Phillips)
Fritz Leiber Jr. Fritz Leiber Jr. ... Dr. Arthur Waterman (as Fritz Leiber)
Patrick Burke Patrick Burke ... Branson
Jim Duron Jim Duron ... Orderly
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Storyline

Four teenagers go on a woods hike and encounter a creepy forest ranger and a crazy old man. The old man is a scientist who had found a mysterious book bound in human skin, the Necronomicon, and when he had read its cryptic symbols it conjured monsters into existence. The teenagers keep the book, and are then persued by monsters, a demonic cult, and the ranger. The ranger turns out to be a red flying devil in human disguise. Written by io

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Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Equinox... A Journey Into the Supernatural See more »

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Budget:

$6,500 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #338. 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

On the final blackout the words "THE END" appear and are then faded out to be replaced by a "?" See more »

Alternate Versions

The US two disc dvd set released by Criterion features the later version of the film Equinox, as well as the super rare 1967 version The Equinox: A Journey Into the Supernatural. In addition to this, the set also features another dvd full of extras See more »

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I can't believe I watched the whole thing
21 December 2000 | by rvaughnSee all my reviews

I love bad movies. This is a bad movie. I was channel flipping and saw one of the monsters cavorting about until gored by a sharp stick. I had to watch after that. Truly bad acting, unintelligible plot and a swarthy demon with the classic "Bru haa haa haa" laugh that only is done in the worst of movies. Very entertaining. I recommend you watch it with friends. Not a first date movie unless you know them well. Rather good special effects for a low budget film.


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