Five years ago, we posted the trailer for Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde. It is one of the greatest trailers in all of history, never mind the blaxploitation horror subgenre. If you have not seen it already, I strongly urge you to do that now. Because Blacula was a success, director William Crain followed up with this…starring Rosalind Cash (The Omega Man) and Bernie Casey (just about every damn thing…from Bill & Ted to American Gangster).
In case the title hasn’t already revealed everything…the blaxploitation version of Jekyll and Hyde is what you have here. I’m just amazed after this, Blackenstein and Abby (the black Exorcist) that nobody’s made The Creature From the Seriously Black Lagoon or something. I’m sure there’s a spec script out there somewhere. Enjoy.
Holy shit, that is the scariest YouTube thumbnail ever.
P.S. The 35th Anniversary DVD came out in 2011. Nice.