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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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Paul Maslansky

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Tim Kelly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marki Bey ... Diana 'Sugar' Hill
Robert Quarry ... Morgan
Don Pedro Colley ... Baron Samedi
Betty Anne Rees ... Celeste
Richard Lawson ... Valentine
Zara Cully ... Mama Maitresse
Charles Robinson ... Fabulous (as Charles P. Robinson)
Larry Don Johnson ... Langston (as Larry D. Johnson)
Rick Hagood Rick Hagood ... Tank Watson
Ed Geldart Ed Geldart ... O'Brien
Albert J. Baker Albert J. Baker ... George
Raymond E. Simpson Raymond E. Simpson ... King (as Raymond E. Simpson III)
Truman C. Carroll Truman C. Carroll ... Baker (as Thomas C. Carroll)
'Big Walter' Price 'Big Walter' Price ... Preacher (as Big Walter Price)
Charles Krohn 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 »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Zombies of Sugar Hill See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the film that brought to an end Robert Quarry's 4 year reign as a horror star at American International Pictures, which began with Count Yorga, Vampire (1970). Both he and Vincent Price left the studio the same year. 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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Referenced in Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Candyman (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Supernatural Voodoo Woman
Written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
Sung by The Originals
Available on Motown Records
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Count Yorga meets Baron Samedi and the Voodoo Woman. Mayhem ensues!
4 February 2007 | by gsh999See all my reviews

Sugar Hill is an entertaining voodoo zombie flick from 1974. A club owner in New Orleans is murdered and his wife Sugar goes to a voodoo woman to conjure up Baron Samedi the voodoo revenger. Sugar and the Baron, and the Baron's zombies, go after the mafia kingpin (same guy who played Count Yorga, Vampire) and his henchmen on a bloody trail of voodoo revenge. The Baron even poses as a taxi driver to lure an unsuspecting victim to his fate. Where did Baron Samedi learn to drive a car in the kingdom of the dead? Just wondering.

I am a huge horror movie fan. I have seen a lot of zombie movies and a lot of movies like Blacula. I liked Blacula and I liked Sugar Hill also. They are both more like comedy than horror. But that is what the film makers intended I'm sure. Over-the-top craziness. There is very little gore in his movie so the makers were not going for shock value. They did a good job creating interesting and colorful characters as the protagonists and antagonists. The zombies are well-done, unique, and very creepy-looking. This movie is just a lot of fun. Recommended.


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