Sugar Hill

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: 91 min.
  • Distributed by American International Pictures
  • Directed by Paul Maslansky
  • Written by Tim Kelly
  • Cinematography by Robert C. Jessup
  • Editing by Carl Kress
  • Music by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
  • Makeup by Hank Edds
  • Special Effects by Roy L. Downey
  • Starring Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley, Betty Anne Rees

Also Known As

  • The Zombies of Sugar Hill
  • Die Schwarzen Zombies von Sugar Hill (West Germany)
  • Sugar Hill - voodoo-kuningatar (Finland)


  • She's sweet as sugar... with a voodoo army of the undead!
  • Meet SUGAR HILL and her ZOMBIE HIT MEN...The Mafia has never met anything like them!


Shot on location in Houston, Texas at such locations as the Heights branch of the Houston Public Library (a historical landmark), used in the film as a "Voodoo Institute". Sugar Hill was the last film Robert Quarry did for AIP, after a run that included the Count Yorga, Vampire movies. Also appearing in the film was Zara Cully, who played Mama Jefferson on the TV show The Jeffersons.

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