Soopa Starr’s Blaxploitation Friday: Sugar Hill

blame it on Meka October 10, 2008

The premise of the movie starts off cool, then it takes a From Dusk Til Dawn type of doofiness. But damn if it isn’t enjoyable nonetheless. And as always, if you’re digging this, hit up Gangstarr Girl for a fresh take on hip-hop, politics, fashion and other worldly and wordy things through the eyes of a New York-helmed around-the-way girl. Without further adeiu…


Synopsis: Diana Hill aka Sugar is madly in love with a man who treats her like a Queen. Together they run his club, “Haiti,” which is very successful and highly coveted by the mob. The only problem is, Sugar’s man isn’t trying to sell–and that’s when the mob murders him. While they think things are working in their favor, Sugar has a game plan of her own–uncanny revenge. With the help of Mama Maitresse a super powerful voodoo priestess and Baron Samedi, ruler of the kingdom of the dead, she literally raises hell, unleashing her zombie hit men to exact her revenge.


There’s really not much factual info on this one (not even in the actual dvd) and as you’ve probably guessed, it sucks. The zombies had me cracking up even though they were supposed to be scary. (But you already know that b-movies is a guilty pleasure for me).

Music: The lead single for this one is called “Supernatural Voodoo Woman” by The Originals (Motown) but I can’t find it anywhere so if you have leads please email me. I would like to add it to my collection.

Since today’s post is skimpy on the info, I’ve added another obscure sucky film that’s even more obsolete.


Synopsis: This one is really bad. I mean, really bad, which says a lot (considering the movies in this genre). I’m not even going to insult your intelligence with a real synopsis. That’s how bad this one was (and easy to figure out). I have the dvd but I couldn’t find the trailer online. You’re really not missing anything, though. It wasn’t even good for a laugh however, I was curious enough to see it. I simply wanted to see how the concept of a Black Frankenstein was going to come to fruition blaxploitation-style.