Sugar Hill Reviews
The zombies look interesting and remind me of the tall zombie with the bulging eyes in "I Walked with a Zombie", which was also a voodoo themed zombie film. Perhaps that's where they got the idea for the look
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.
I saw this once as a kid & just watched it again. What a hoot... its got to be one of my most fave Grindhouse/Blaxploitation flicks ever (Blacula is my #1 fave.) Don Pedro as Baron will forever freak me out lol. It reminds me of that Tales from the Crypt zombie episode & Kolchak's zombie episode.