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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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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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Directors: Dennis Muren, Mark Thomas McGee
Stars: Frank Bonner, Patrick Burke, Robin Christopher
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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

Vicki's hair changes length constantly, sometimes in the middle of a scene. 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 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 »

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Featured in Dennis Muren Interview (2006) See more »

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The poetic and the demonic vs. 60's suburbia
16 January 2002 | by johnsabottaSee all my reviews

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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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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Color (Color by Deluxe)

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1.37 : 1
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