SUGAR HILL (1974)

Transient

Director: Paul Maslansky
Cast: Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley

After her boyfriend is rubbed out by the mob, fashion photographer Sugar Hill gets her local voodoo priestess to summon up an army of zombie hit men to knock off the gangsters who did it.

This fantastic blend of Blaxploitation and horror has it all: voodoo rituals, fashion shoots, catfights and a horde of soul brother zombies doing in a bunch of honky hoods: one of them gets fed to some pigs (“I hope they’re into white trash”) while another is terrorized by a demon chicken foot! All the performances are great with Bey coming on like a cross between Pam Grier and Joan Crawford.