Ganja and Hess (1973)

Ganja and Hess
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Horror, Experimental
Keywords 1970s, anthropologist, curse, dark, erotic, gory, gothic, New York, vampire, wealthy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
James E Hinton Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bill Lister Lighting Director n/a 120829 6000002
Victor Kanefsky Editor n/a 172 7000001
Anthony Major Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Al Condrey Screenplay (Blood Couple) 120778 4000003
Joan Shigekawa Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Bill Gunn Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Hamm Parker Screenplay (Blood Couple) 120778 4000002
Pima Novek Editor (Blood Couple) 172 7000002
Sam Waymon Music n/a 120781 8000001
Scott Barrie Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Scott Cunningham Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Ron Love Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tom John Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Mabel King Song Performer ("March Blues") 120788 8000005
Ed Bland Music music director 120781 8000002
Sam Waymon Performer n/a 120819 8000003
Nadi Qamar Performer (African instruments) 120819 8000004
Jack Jordan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Quentin Kelly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Richard Harrow Actor Dinner Guest 1 1000007
John Hoffmolster Actor Jack Sargent 1 1000008
Betty Barney Actor Singer in Church 1 1000009
Candace Tarpley Actor Girl in Bar 1 1000006
Leonard Jackson Actor Archie 1 1000005
Marlene Clark Actor Ganja Meda 1 1000002
Bill Gunn Actor George Meda 1 1000003
Sam Waymon Actor Reverend Luther Williams 1 1000004
Mabel King Actor Queen of Myrthia 1 1000010
Betsy Thurman Actor Poetess 1 1000011
Bill Gunn Director n/a 2 2000001
F H Novikov Director (Blood Couple) 2 2000002
Chiz Schultz Producer n/a 3 3000001
Congregation of the Evangel Revivaltime Church Actor n/a 1 1000015
Tara Fields Actor Woman With Baby 1 1000014
Enrico Fales Actor Dr Green's Son 1 1000012
Tommy Lane Actor Pimp 1 1000013
Duane Jones Actor Dr Hess Green 1 1000001
Synopsis
A New York anthropologist, Dr. Hess Green, is embroiled in a study of the lost ancient African culture of Myrthia, a nation that died out due to a communicable parasite that fed on human blood. During his research, Dr. Green is stabbed with a jewel-encrusted Myrthian dagger by his crazed assistant and finds that he has become infected with the virus, turning him into a vampire-like creature who is addicted to blood and fancies himself an invincible African God; and who turns his wife, Ganga, into a vampire as well.
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