Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) - Trailer / Poster
Genres: Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Cast: Steven Hauck, Rami Malek, Brian Jones, Donna Dixon, Lady Peachena, Rafael Osorio, Valerie Simpson, Omegia Randleman, Cinqué Lee, Raymond Luke Jr., Peggie Miller, Lil Buck, Jonathan Batiste, Cheryl A. Bragg, Elvis Nolasco
Director(s): Spike Lee
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014) is a new film from Spike Lee based on a reimagining of Bill Gunn’s Ganja & Hess. This is a vampire film in the sense that the characters in the film are addicted to blood among other addictions. This film hits movie theaters and VOD on February 13, 2015. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus stars Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams and Rami Malek.
Synopsis: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a new kind of love story, one that centers on an addiction to blood that once doomed a long forgotten ancient African tribe. When Dr. Hess Green is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by art curator Lafayette Hightower, he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. He however is not a vampire. Lafayette quickly succumbs to the ravenous nature of the infliction but leaves Hess a transformed man.
Soon Lafayette’s wife, Ganja Hightower, comes looking for her husband and becomes involved in a dangerous romance with Hess that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society. A reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s horror cult film Ganja & Hess, which played as a Critics’ Choice at the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee’s stylized thriller features an original score by Bruce Hornsby.
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