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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

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

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Action | Crime | Horror

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The film was released theatrically in the United States by American International Pictures in February 1974. It was cut to 83 minutes for television and retitled The Zombies of Sugar Hill. The film was released on VHS by Orion Home Video in 1996, and on DVD in October 2011 as part of MGM's Limited Edition series. 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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Baron Samedi: Perhaps a drink on the house, sir. My particular special, a drink that I'm famous for... the Zombie!
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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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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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Pretty good for exploitation fare . . . .
29 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

A good exploitation film that mixes the usual elements with voodoo and zombies. It was actually surprisingly light on the gore and violence and had zero nudity, but the story and the characters were interesting enough. The "eye" effects for the zombies made them stand out from other movies.

Baron Samedi almost stole the show from the beautiful Marki Bey . . . almost.

The grandmother from the Jeffersons, Charles Robinson from Night Court, Robert Quarry from Count Yorga and Richard Lawson (father of Bianca Lawson from Buffy-TVS) all star.


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