Horror Festival
of Wales

14 – 17 November 2024

Abertoir horror festival 2023 Line up Ganja and Hess
A man with shades on stands in front of a door

Ganja and Hess

Fri 17 Nov 23:00

Anthropologist Hess Green (Duane Jones), is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (Bill Gunn), bestowing upon him the blessing of immortality…and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant’s beautiful and outspoken wife Ganja (Marlene Clark) comes searching for her missing husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership. Together, they explore just how much power blood holds. Restored by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation, and mastered in HD from a 35mm negative.

Ganja and Hess is a midnight movie in the truest sense of the term, an art film that offers fierce social commentary through the lens of dreamy horror. Screening in honour of the film’s 50th anniversary, this is transgressive and challenging filmmaking and a late-night screening you’ll want to be awake for.

Bill Gunn
Running time
112 mins