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Sugar Hill (1974)

 -  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:
Diana 'Sugar' Hill
Betty Anne Rees ...
Mama Maitresse
Fabulous (as Charles P. Robinson)
Larry Don Johnson ...
Rick Hagood ...
Tank Watson
Ed Geldart ...
Albert J. Baker ...
Raymond E. Simpson ...
King (as Raymond E. Simpson III)
Truman C. Carroll ...
'Big Walter' Price ...
Charles Krohn ...
Captain Merrill


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 <>

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


Action | Crime | Horror


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February 1974 (USA)  »

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The Zombies of Sugar Hill  »

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Decent Blaxploitation
25 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sugar Hill (1974)

** (out of 4)

Blaxploitation zombie film has a bar owner killed by some gangsters so his girlfriend (Marki Bey) has a voodoo God bring back zombies to get revenge. This is a pretty interesting little film that borrows more from films like White Zombie and I Walked with a Zombie over what was normally seen in this era, which was usually borrowed from Romero's Night of the Living Dead. As a blaxploitation flick it has many of the familiar settings including some bad acting, racist dialogue and some pretty jive music but this isn't one of the best out there. The horror elements are all rather dated but it was fun seeing this type of zombie film in an era where it was usually all flesh eating and gore. The zombies are cheaply done but effective and the music score is without question the best thing about the film. The lack of gore and violence really isn't a problem. Bey is good in her role but I wouldn't say she delivers a good performance. Robert Quarry is somewhat fun as the lead gangster but he really sleepwalks through the film. In the end, this film certainly isn't a classic but it is slightly entertaining. This was Paul Maslansky's only directorial credit and he's best known for producing all the Police Academy films.

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