Equinox (1970)

35mm film, “color by De Luxe”, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Jack Woods. The film is an expansion of the short film The Equinox… A Journey Into (1967). It was originally released on 1 October 1970.

Plot Summary

A group of young people search for a missing scientist in the woods and are attacked by demonic creatures.


Directed by: Jack Woods
© MCMLXIX [1969] by Tonylyn Productions, Inc.
Jack H. Harris presents a Tonylyn production
Executive Producers:
Produced by: Jack H. Harris
Written by: Jack Woods
Based on a Story by: Mark Thomas McGee
Director of Photography: Mike Hoover
Editor: John Joyce
[Sound] Mixer: Bradley Lane
Makeup: Robynne Hoover
Special Photographic Effects: Dennis Muren (associate producer), David Allen, Jim Danforth

Edward Connell
Barbara Hewitt
Frank Boers Jr
Robin Christopher
Jack Woods as Asmodeus
Jim Phillips
Fritz Lieber
Patrick Burke
Jim Duron
Sharon Gray
Louis Clayton
Norvelle Brooks
Irving L. Lichtenstein

Alternative Titles

The Beast – US video title
Harry und der Zauberring – West German title
Isimeria – Greek title

See also
The Equinox… A Journey Into the Supernatural (1967)

Extracts included in
Dennis Muren Interview (2006)
Equinox: Cast Interview (2006)
Nightmare Theatre's Late Night Chill-o-Rama Horror Show Vol. 1 (1996)
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.16 p.62
  • Film Bulletin vol.40 no.1 (11 January 1971) p.23
  • Filmfacts vol.14 no.18 (1971) pp.447-448
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.213 no.17 (15 October 1970) p.9
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.39 no.456 (January 1972) p.5
  • Premiere vol.20 no.1 (September 2006) p.102 – illustrated DVD review (Classic DVD of the month: Equinox by Joseph Failla)
  • Variety 21 October 1970 p.14
  • Video Watchdog no.88 (October 2002) p.22 – illustrated review (Joe Dante's fleapit flashbacks: The Film Bulletin review, 1969-1974 by Joe Dante)


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig  pp.140-141
  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell pp.112-115
  • Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir pp.112-115  – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Nightmare USA by Stephen Thrower p.516 – note
  • by Walt Lee p.124 – credits
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.122-123 – illustrated review (by Tim Mitchell)