Equinox in Ten Minutes

I wouldn't necessarily recommend sitting through Equinox in its entirety, but the stop-motion work in this homemade production has a unique, phantasmagorical crudity. Dennis Muren directed, and did all the special effects himself, while a student at Pasadena City College, and shot nearby in Big Tujunga Canyon, Bronson Canyon and Arroyo Seco. He went on to helm effects for Star Wars, Jurassic Park and others. And although it's never been confirmed, the movie is a straight-up prototype for The Evil Dead.

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