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Sugar Hill (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Horror  |  February 1974 (USA)
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When her boyfriend is brutally murdered, after refusing to be shaken down by the local gangsters running their protection racket, Sugar Hill, decides not to get mad, but BAD! Calling upon ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Diana 'Sugar' Hill
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Morgan
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Betty Anne Rees ...
Celeste
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Valentine
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Mama Maitresse
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Fabulous (as Charles P. Robinson)
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Langston (as Larry D. Johnson)
Rick Hagood ...
Tank Watson
Ed Geldart ...
O'Brien
Albert J. Baker ...
George
Raymond E. Simpson ...
King (as Raymond E. Simpson III)
Truman C. Carroll ...
Baker (as Thomas C. Carroll)
'Big Walter' Price ...
Preacher (as Big Walter Price)
Charles Krohn ...
Captain Merrill
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When her boyfriend is brutally murdered, after refusing to be shaken down by the local gangsters running their protection racket, Sugar Hill, decides not to get mad, but BAD! Calling upon the help of aged voodoo queen Mama Maitresse, Sugar entreats her to call upon Baron Zamedi, the Lord of the Dead, for help in gaining a gruesome revenge. In exchange for her soul, the Dark Master raises up a zombie army to do her bidding. The bad guys who thought they were getting away clean are about to find out that they're DEAD wrong. Written by Christopher Chase <cchase@onebox.com>

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Meet SUGAR HILL and her ZOMBIE HIT MEN...The Mafia has never met anything like them! See more »

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The Zombies of Sugar Hill  »

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Trivia

The "Voodoo Museum and Research History" building is in fact, the Heights Branch of the Houston Public Library - the building was constructed in 1925. In real life, the building is a registered historical landmark in the State of Texas. See more »

Goofs

When Sugar is doing her photo shoot, we hear the sound of an auto-winder, but her camera does not have an auto-winder. See more »

Quotes

Celeste: Don't you get uppity with me!
Diana 'Sugar' Hill: Uppity? With you? My dear, talking to you means I look nowhere but DOWN!
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Featured in TCM Underground: Sugar Hill/Raw Meat (2008) See more »

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Supernatural Voodoo Woman
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I'm Gonna Get You Sucka!

Sugar Hill is that rare mixture of 70's blaxploitation and horror that started in movies like Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream, Blackenstein, and others. It is a pretty neat little film with some good horror sequences of zombies in graveyards and zombies administering revenge. The revenge is based on a woman who loses her boyfriend to thugs wanting to buy his business. He is beat to death and Marki Bey(who by the way is VERY easy to look at)seeks the help of an old voodoo woman(played by the woman that played Mrs. Jefferson on the Jeffersons)that helps her reach the spirit world. She sells her soul for the help of the zombies. The next part of the film deals with the revenge sequences for each individual in the mafia-like gang. The murders are chilling, well-executed(no pun intended), and have a pinch of humour as well. The acting is decent for this kind of film. Vampire star Robert Quarry, having to fill a contract obligation, plays the heavy with his usual charm and wit. The scenery and sets are very good too, but remember this is the 70's...the music is something and the clothes are like WoW! All in all a good zombie flick.


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