Back in the summer of 2013, Spike Lee announced that he was launching a Kickstarter campaign to finance a new movie, which he said would be "sexy and bloody." Now, that flick finally has a trailer, and it looks like the director's description was accurate.
The trailer for "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" focuses on Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams), who through an encounter with some ancient, evil magic, develops a thirst for blood. He then becomes wrapped up in a twisted romance with Ganja Hightower (Zaraah Abrahams), that also seems to involve his newfound addiction.
"People have many addictions," Hess says in voiceover, as we see shots of him disposing of dead bodies and slurping up blood. "Sex, food, drugs, nicotine, alcohol, money, power."
Ganja adds "blood" to that list, and it seems that all of those items' powers are set to combine and implode Hess's life. At least Lee's film, which features some sumptuous cinematography, will look great as it's tearing its protagonist apart.
"Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" is set to debut in theaters and on iTunes on February 13, 2014.
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