While nudie-film entrepreneur Russ Meyer was contractually obligated to 20th Century-Fox in the early 1970s, two new genres were gaining popularity on the mainstream-movie scene: hardcore porn and "blaxploitation." Once free of his Fox obligations, Meyer slapped together a combination of both genres, tossed a bit of horror-fantasy into the pot, and came up with Blacksnake. The time is the 19th century: A British detective is sent to the Deep South to find out what happened to the husband of a whip-wielding plantation owner. It turns out that the missing hubby has been transformed into a zombie. Meanwhile, the local slaves, having enduried torture and humiliation at the hands of their mistress, burn down the plantation, killing all its white occupants. In later years, Russ Meyer groused that Blacksnake was released "two or three years too late." Despite attaining bookings in major movie houses, the film turned out to be his only money-loser. This film was also released as Sweet Suzy. … More
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