The Hunger

USA | 1983 | 97 min | R

A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.


The film that launched Scott’s career (Top Gun and Days of Thunder would follow!) and relit the black fires of the goth sensibility for the 1980s, The Hunger is a teen emo dream as Bowie, Sarandon, and Deneuve swan around looking stunningly beautiful and bemoaning their unquenchable thirst for human blood while Bauhaus thunders on the soundtrack.

Now a half-forgotten relic, the film was decried for its overly mannered, arch sensibility, tasteless gore, and upsettingly overt queer scenes. Which is why we love it.

Be honest: haven’t you always wanted to see Catherine Deneuve seduce Susan Sarandon? — ANTHONY OLIVEIRA


Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, David Bowie


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