Ganja & Hess (1973)
November 21, 2022 9:50 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood.

Starring Marlene Clark, Duane Jones, Bill Gunn, Sam Waymon.

Written & directed by Bill Gunn. A US production.

91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Showtime, Hoopla, and Kanopy. JustWatch listing.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Been curious about this since I saw it briefly in the Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched folk horror documentary on Shudder -- I'll try to make time for it soon!
posted by Shepherd at 1:13 PM on November 21, 2022

The title of Clipping's third album, There Existed an Addiction to Blood, is a reference to Ganja & Hess. The album also includes two songs with samples from the film.
posted by Kitteh at 6:24 AM on November 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

American writer William Gaddis has a cameo in Ganja & Hess, playing a guest at a poolside party.
posted by chavenet at 8:25 AM on November 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

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