Thursday, May 31, 2007

Equinox (1970)

Dumb creature feature more important for its DIY ethos and the careers it launched (including FX genius Dennis Muren) than its actual content. The hey-guys!-we're-making-a-movie! spirit, admittedly, is infectious, and the special effects (heavy on the stop-motion) are astonishing considering they cost maybe twelve bucks. That in mind, this is still goofy as hell, with the Satanic park ranger Asmodeus being either the silliest villain ever (the faces he makes! the eyebrows! the halting declamatory delivery of Jack Woods!) or my new favorite movie character, I haven't yet decided. Pretty bad, but fun in its own way, so does that make it a success?

Grade: C

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