Watch: Spike Lee's 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus' Indie Debuts First Trailer
"People have many addictions…" Just after we learned that Spike Lee's crowd-funded indie Da Sweet Blood of Jesus would arrive on Valentine's Day weekend next year, the first trailer has arrived, and this certainly looks like a peculiar film. Honestly, it almost feels like Spike Lee made a film with Cary Fukunaga with this grounded story of a man addicted to blood. The film described as a reinterpretation of Bill Gunn’s horror cult film Ganja & Hess from the 1973 Cannes Film Festival if that does anything for you. There's nothing overly appealing here, but at the very least, it looks like something completely different from Lee.
Here's the first trailer for Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood of Jesus from YouTube:
When Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator, Lafayette Hightower (Elvis Nolasco), he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. He however is not a vampire. Lafayette quickly succumbs to the ravenous nature of the infliction but leaves Hess a transformed man. Soon Lafayette’s wife, Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams), comes looking for her husband and becomes involved in a dangerous romance with Hess that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status in our seemingly sophisticated society. Spike Lee writes and directs Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and it hits theaters early next year February 13th, 2015.