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Sugar Hill (1974)





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In this horror movie, a woman's fiance is killed by gangsters. To get her revenge, she conjures up a corps of zombies. The story is also known as Sugar Hill.

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Marki Bey
as Diana "Sugar" Hill
Don Pedro Colley
as Baron Samedi
Richard Lawson
as Valentine
Zara Cully
as Mama Maitresse
Ed Geldart
as O'Brien
Rich Hagood
as Tank Watson
Ed Geldhart
as O'Brien
Charles Krohn
as Capt. Merrill
Jack Bell
as Parkhurst
Peter Harrell III
as Police Photographer
Walter Price
as Preacher
Judy Hanson
as Masseuse
Tony Brubaker
as Head Zombie
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Critic Reviews for Sugar Hill

All Critics (3)

Zombie connoisseurs will enjoy seeing the monsters returned to their voodoo roots, but should come in expecting a film more goofy than gory.

Full Review… | June 22, 2015
Under the Radar

Unlikely to scare anybody, but it's a haunted treasure chest's worth of 1970s style, slang and racial provocation. ('I hope they're into white trash,' quips the heroine, feeding a gangster to the hogs.)

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

What's odd about this blaxploitation voodoo horror film is the killer zombies are made the heroes for killing the gangsters.

Full Review… | May 26, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Sugar Hill


When bad guys kill her man and try to scare her into submission, Sugar Hill doesn't waste any time in summoning Baron Samedi, the Voodoo Lord of the Dead, to aid her in her quest for revenge. He agrees - for a price - and allows her to make use of his zombie army. There's a lot to love here. The zombies are of the classic Haitian tradition rather than the modern type, and unlike most older zombie movies they still look fantastic with their dusty and strikingly bug-eyed appearance. Samedi is gleefully played by Don Pedro Colley in an award-worthy performance, truly a highlight of the film. From a story standpoint, SUGAR HILL has one fundamental flaw. Once Sugar takes control of the undead horde, she basically goes unchallenged as she exacts her revenge. But with a movie as unpretentiously fun as this, you may not mind.

Austin Vashaw
Austin Vashaw

I was surprised that a public television channel showed this lost Blaxploitation gem, for the film has never been officially released in DVD. Sugar Hill is a film about a woman named Sugar Hill seeking revenge on a group of thugs and a tycoon for murdering her boyfriend. She decides to enlist a voodoo man to raise the dead and attack the thugs one by one. Do I need to say more? The film was criticized by US Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for Film and Broadcasting not because of the use of violence, nudity, sex, black magic, or racism in the film, but because they found the film inept. Yes, this flick is pretty inept especially with the sassy dialogue; special effects, direction, and the set, but I still enjoyed it

Jose Montoya
Jose Montoya

One of the best blaxplotation movies I've seen yet. When the white Mob kills a lover of the titular Sugar Hill, she does what any woman would do in her situation. Use Voodoo Zombies to extract her pulpy revenge. The only directorial effort by the producer of Raw Meat, Hard Times and ALL of the Police Academy films.

Ken Stachnik
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