Blacula (1972) + Ganja & Hess (1973)

In today’s episode, we’re diving into two very different 1970s films that center Black vampires.

Part of our new series devoted to exploring the vampire in horror cinema, in this episode we discuss a double-bill of Black vampire films: the blaxploitation horror take on Dracula, Blacula (1972); and the extraordinary experimental horror Ganja and Hess (1973). 

Joining us in this episode is film critic Leila Latif.

Blacula (1972) from 00:04:07
Ganja & Hess  (1973) from 00:26:29 (spoilers for the ending only from 0:51:44)

This season is made possible with the support of Arrow Video. This week's pick from their vast catalogue is REC.

Produced and presented by Anna Bogutskaya

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