SUGAR HILL / American International Pictures - 1974
Hello and welcome to Mafia Mauling Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a Wild 'n' Weird movie from AIP where they mix Blaxploiation wif' Zombies and create a bad day for the crackers in the Texan Mafia, filmed in Texas. The tagline reads... Meet SUGAR HILL and her ZOMBIE HIT MEN...The Mafia has never met anything like them!
Eegah!! sent over a little soundclip of the theme from this flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to hungry atomic ants, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... SUGAR HILL!
The story starts when Sugar's man is killed by some mafia thugs because he refused to sell his nightclub to them! Sugar Hill is played by Marki Bey, she has 12 acting credits from 1970-79 and that's it. She had a part in one episode of CHARLIE'S ANGELS.
Here's Robert Quarry as Morgan, asswipe leader of a bunch of Texan thugs and behind the murder. This film brought an end Robert's 4 year reign as a horror star at AIP, which began with COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE. Vincent Price and him both left the studio that same year.
Sugar returns to her roots and contacts Mama Maitresse, who then summons up a gang of zombies buried in the woods to do Sugar's bidding... Nothin' better than sweet revenge!
Here's how the crackers running the show in Texas get things done, wise guy threats.
Here's the zombie taxi! All the driver had to do is tell Morgan's man that.. "The boss wants to see you!" And, he gets in, because, you know, when the boss calls, you obey... Then, you drive him to the zombie hangout for some fun! So Simple.
Laughing boy realizes he's been duped 101, and, finds Sugar there instead of Morgan. Then, in one of my favorite parts, the zombies toss him into a pen full of starved hogs!! ...Sweeeet!!
As Sugar cuts up this jerk's voodoo doll with a razor, he dies when she slashes the doll's neck!
Just threw this one in for fun... Man, girls are lucky!
Did I mention that there are also female zombies?.. No? Check out the wild bottom photo, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET didn't come out for another ten years... Freakin' copy cats!
After Morgan's gang is descimated, it's his turn as he gets the foul taste of his own medicine!
This is funny, guess what happens to Morgan's girl and that gang of horny zombies?!
And, if you're curious about the theme tune, here's the skinny...