In the 13th century there existed a legion of evil knights known as the Templars, who quested for eternal life by drinking human blood and committing sacrifices. Executed for their unholy ... See full summary »
Amando de Ossorio
María Elena Arpón
The Norris family get jobs working at a seedy old carnival as a cover for searching for their missing son who disappeared after visiting said carnival. Eccentric manager Mr. Blood turns out... See full summary »
A woman researches a book that takes her to the black magic cult of Leák in Bali. She meets an evil witch who promises to train her dark arts. But she is tricked and turned into a flying vampire with internal organs hanging from her neck.
H. Tjut Djalil
Ilona Agathe Bastian,
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
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 »
Yes, it's an amateur 16mm film with stop motion effects, yes it has bad acting and a thin plot - but the people around here who chortle at what a "bad movie" it is (and invoking the loathesome, vandalizing MST3K) are missing a lot. The film has it's own irrational beauty and eccentric charm, and anybody who can make allowances for it's material shortcomings should watch it .There's one moment - when the hapless, doomed teenagers wandering around in some Godforsaken California state park push through the underbrush and see, far away in the distance, a castle where no castle could possibly be - that's unnerving and surrealistically poetic at the same time. That the movie never quite lives up to the promise of this one shot is unfortunate, but no reason not to give EQUINOX (aka THE BEAST) it's due.
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