Drink in ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ Trailer
This is what a successful $1.4 million Kickstarter gets you: the newest, hottest Spike Lee joint, ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus.’ About a year and a half after Lee raised all that money, Gravitas Ventures stepped in and acquired the film, which is described as “a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s 1973 cult horror classic ‘Ganja & Hess,’” and planned a February 2015 theatrical release. With opening day just a few months away, we now have the film’s trailer.
‘Ganja & Hess’ starred Duane Jones (star of the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’) as Dr. Hess Green, an archaeologist who becomes a vampire. In Lee’s version, Stephen Tyrone Williams assumes the role of Hess, who is “introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator, Lafayette Hightower (Elvis Nolasco)” and then finds himself “uncontrollably drawn into a newbound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul.” But he is not, the official synopsis hastens to add, a vampire. I get it; acknowledging you’re a vampire is not all it’s cracked up to be.
‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ opens in theaters and iTunes on February 13, 2015. And if you are interested in the original film, you can watch ‘Ganja & Hess’ right now on Fandor.