Editor : M. Asli Dukan

Footage from Ganja & Hess.

“Ganja & Hess” video essay, 1973

After getting stabbed with an ancient sacrificial dagger by his new research assistant (Bill Gunn), erudite anthropologist Hess Green (Duane Jones) awakens to find that his wound has healed — but he’s acquired a voracious craving for blood. Charting Green’s growing conflict between his blood addiction and a hope for spiritual deliverance, this surreal tale — which has become a cult favorite — turns the vampire myth on its head. (Netflix)

SD, 3:23 minutes