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Sugar Hill (1974) — Episode 23 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“She’s sweet as sugar… with a voodoo army of the undead!” – the tag line  for  Sugar Hill  (1974) sets up the premise pretty quickly as Marki Bey teams up with Baron Samedi to go up against the under-appreciated Robert Quarry with her Zombie Hit Men. Black-spoitation never had it so good as is does with Sugar Hill.    The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 23 — Sugar Hill  (1974)

Sugar Hill (1974)  is one of the  few films that holds its cult following so closely to its chest. It was only recently that the film finally received proper DVD and Blu-Ray release,  many of the Decades of Horror listeners  probably have not even heard of this groovy little monster film. In the time between the voodoo zombies of I Walk with a Zombie and  White Zombie and the ghoul zombies from Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and Fulci’s Zombi, as Night of the Living Dead continued to define what a zombie is, this little gem takes one last stab as a great voodoo zombie tale. And it succeeds marvelously. Check out The Black Saint and Doc Rotten’s review of Sugar Hill.

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Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.