Directed by Ray Marsh • 1975 • United States
Starring Marlene Clark, Lawrence Cook, Wally Taylor
This fascinating, long-overlooked fusion of supernatural horror and Afrocentric mysticism has earned comparisons to Bill Gunn’s reclaimed independent landmark GANJA & HESS. Like that film, LORD SHANGO stars Marlene Clark, here as Jenny, a mother living in the South who turns her back on the Christian church when her daughter’s boyfriend is drowned during a Baptism gone wrong. In a search for both spiritual meaning and vengeance, Jenny turns to the world of voodoo.