“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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