The monster, which looks like a snarling "Creature from the Black Lagoon," invades a sleepy seaside town. The lighthouse keeper, newly widowed and estranged from the town folk, has been ... See full summary »
Traumatized by her mother's death, young Susan is becoming possessed by the same demon that possessed her mother before she died. More and more her husband and psychiatrist are noticing the... See full summary »
A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.
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
The original student version took two and a half years to make. See more »
Near the end of the film, the camera begins spinning during an action scene. For a few frames the foot of the cameraman is visible. The foot may actually belong to renown actor Ed Begley Jr., who served as an assistant cameraman on the shoot. See more »
On the final blackout the words "THE END" appear and are then faded out to be replaced by a "?" See more »
The original version of this film is entitled "The Equinox: A Journey Into the Supernatural" (1967) directed by Dennis Muren. This version used the same cast, but includes stop-motion animation not seen in the release version, a totally different storyline, doesn't include the character Asmodeus, has a completely different music score, differently filmed versions of scenes which were in the released film and other differences. Jack Woods is credited as writer and director of the 1970 release version. See more »
Drive-in classic from the '70s. Give these guys a break!
Come on, people! This was a zero-budget student film, for God's sake! You can't assess this movie like you would the latest big-budget studio blockbuster. This was an earnest effort of some FX-crazed kids, who did their damnedest to get some cool stop-motion monster sequences on film as a showcase of their talents. Dennis Muren went on to STAR WARS fame and many Oscars, and the late lamented David Allen enlivened many a crappy Charles Band flick (that's actually a redundancy) with superb effects that always belied the pitiful budget he was given to work with. All I know is, my younger brother and I, both stop-motion fans, saw the trailer for EQUINOX at some long-ago Saturday matinée and KNEW we had to see this film. And when we finally did we thought it was COOL! I'd rather see a continuity-challenged, amateur FX effort like this than any multimillion-dollar CG crapfest like VAN HELSING any day of the week!
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