Ganja & Hess (Black Vampire)
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Ganja & Hess (Black Vampire)
A scientist stricken with an insatiable hunger for blood dominates this strikingly atmospheric drama. Dr. Hess Green (Duane Jones), a wealthy and respected African-American anthropologist, is assigned a new assistant, an intelligent but unstable man named George Meda (Bill Gunn). One drunken night, George stabs Hess with a dagger from the ancient African tribe of Myrthia and then kills himself. The Myrthians were cursed with a thirst for human blood, and, by the time George's wife, Ganja (Marlene Clark), comes looking for him, Hess has developed a similar addiction to blood. Hess and Ganja… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...an experimental overlapping of dialogue, image, voiceover and music that makes you feel as if you're suffering from an awful fever dream."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"A meandering but stylish jumble."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A forgotten masterpiece."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"(In Ganja and Hess) we get a devastating art film that raises more intriguing philosophical questions than hairs on the back of one's neck."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
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