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Sugar Hill (1974)

When her boyfriend is murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Diana 'Sugar' Hill
... Morgan
... Baron Samedi
... Celeste
... Valentine
... Mama Maitresse
... Fabulous (as Charles P. Robinson)
... 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 murdered by gangsters, Sugar Hill decides not to get mad, but BAD! She entreats voodoo queen Mama Maitresse to call on Baron Samedi, Lord of the Dead, for help with a gruesome revenge. In exchange for Sugar's soul, the Dark Master raises up a zombie army to do her bidding. The bad guys who think they got away clean are about to find out that they're DEAD wrong. Written by Christopher Chase <cchase@onebox.com>

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She's sweet as sugar... with a voodoo army of the undead! See more »

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Rapper MF Doom sampled several audio clips from the film under his alias King Geedorah on the album Take Me to Your Leader (2003). See more »

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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 »

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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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Supernatural Voodoo Woman
Written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
Sung by The Originals
Available on Motown Records
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Silly seventies exploitation fun.
18 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Sugar Hill stars the delectable Marki Bey as Diana 'Sugar' Hill, foxy girlfriend of Langston, owner of the successful Club Haiti. When Langston is kicked to death by a gang of thugs for refusing to sell his business to greedy gangster Morgan (Robert Quarry), Sugar enlists the help of wizened voodoo priestess Mama Maitresse (Zara Cully) to avenge her man, summoning voodoo Lord of the Dead Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley) and an army of silver-eyed zombies to terrorise and kill those responsible.

Directed by Paul Maslansky, producer of the Police Academy series, blaxploitation/zombie film Sugar Hill ain't exactly a 'classic' of either genre, lacking the grittiness to be found in many a blaxploitation movie and missing the outrageous gore of many a zombie flick. That said, the film is still plenty fun: the lovely Bey provides the eye candy, looking fab while wearing some truly funky outfits and switching her hairstyle back and forth from straightened to afro with ease; Colley is great hamming it up as Samedi, rolling his eyes and grinning malevolently in a variety of guises; there's a welcome cat fight between Sugar and trashy mob girl Celeste (Betty Anne Rees); the seventies fashions are hilarious (check out the scalloped lapels on Langston's sparkly jacket!); and who can't help but be entertained by the gloriously un-PC slurring from both sides? The dated racial insults fly thick and fast, making it unsurprising to find that a R2 release of this film has yet to happen.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for the disembodied chicken leg attack—you don't see that every day (unless you happen to watch this film every day, that is, which is unlikely).


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