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The Hunger (1983)
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07.21.09

The Hunger (1983) Miriam, a centuries-old vampire, preys on urban clubgoers with her vampire lover John. When John suddenly ages and wastes away, Miriam casts her spell upon Sarah, a doctor who researches premature aging. This neo-Gothic exercise in style and atmosphere is perhaps most widely known for a lesbian sex scene involving Miriam and Sarah, played by Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon.

Movie Tagline:
Nothing Human Loves Forever

Title: Hunger, The
Release Date: April 29, 1983
Runtime: 97 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Romance
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H

MPAA Rating: R

Director(s):
Tony Scott

Cast:
Catherine Deneuve ...Miriam
David Bowie ...John
Susan Sarandon ...Sarah Roberts
Cliff De young ...Tom Haver
Beth Ehlers ...Alice Cavender
Dan Hedaya ...Lieutenant Allegrezza
Rufus Collins ...Charlie Humphries
Suzanne Bertish ...Phyllis
James Aubrey ...Ron
Ann Magnuson ...young Woman from Disco
John Stephen Hill ...young Man from Disco
Shane Rimmer ...Arthur Jelinek
Bauhaus ...Disco Group
Douglas Lambert ...TV Host
Bessie Love ...Lillybelle
John Pankow ...1st Phone Booth youth
Willem Dafoe ...2nd Phone Booth youth
Sophie Ward ...Girl in London House
Philip Sayer ...Boy in London House
Lise Hilboldt ...Waiting Room Nurse
Michael Howe ...1st Intern
Edward Wiley ...2nd Intern
Richard Robles ...Skater
George Camiller ...Eumenes
Oke Wambu ...Egyptian Slave
Kent Miller ...Cadaver
Fred yockers ...Cadaver
Susan Hunter ...Cadaver
James Wassenich ...Cadaver
Allan Richards ...Cadaver

» [more cast members]

Producer(s):
Richard Shepherd

Writer(s):
James Costigan
Ivan Davis
Whitley Strieber
Michael Thomas

Composer(s):
Denny Jaeger
Michel Rubini




Trailer(s):
The Hunger Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Le Gibet"
"Bela Lugosi Is Dead"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Nothing Human Loves Forever
Movie Quote(s):
  • Sarah Roberts: She's that kind of a woman. She's... European.
  • Alice Cavender: What's wrong with him? Miriam Blaylock: He'll be all right. He's having trouble sleeping. Alice Cavender: Want some 'ludes? I've got some in my case. Miriam Blaylock: What? Alice Cavender: Quaaludes. Miriam Blaylock: Alice! Alice Cavender: I stole 'em from my stepmother. Miriam Blaylock: Alice! Alice Cavender: She doesn't care; she gets them by the gross! She's got every pill ever invented! She collects them. Miriam Blaylock: Poor woman. Alice Cavender: That's what my dad says. 'Cause she's scared of getting old.
  • John Blaylock: Forever...? Miriam Blaylock: ...and ever.
  • Sarah Roberts: What's that piece you're playing? Miriam Blaylock: It's "Lakme" by Delibes. Lakme is a Brahmin princess in India, she has a slave named Malika. Sarah Roberts: Malika... Miriam Blaylock: In a magical garden they sing how they follow the stream to its source, gliding over the water. Sarah Roberts: Is it a love song? Miriam Blaylock: I told you, it was sung by two women. Sarah Roberts: It sounds like a love song. Miriam Blaylock: Then I suppose that's what it is. Sarah Roberts: Are you making a pass at me, Mrs. Blaylock? Miriam Blaylock: Miriam. Sarah Roberts: Miriam. Miriam Blaylock: Not that I'm aware of, Sarah. [Sarah smiles, shakes her head, and then spills wine on her top]
  • Miriam Blaylock: You'll be back. When the hunger knows no reason! And then you'll need to feed, and you'll need me to show you how.
Movie Trivia:
  • David Bowie said that, in order to make his voice suitably hoarse for when he aged so drastically in the movie, he stood on the George Washington Bridge every night and screamed all the punk rock songs he knew.
  • Alan Parker was Richard Shepherd's first choice to direct, but Parker convinced Shepherd to hire Tony Scott after seeing his commercials.
  • David Bowie actually learned to play the cello for his music scenes.
  • The last film of Bessie Love.
  • Tony Scott sighted Helmut Newton as a major influence on the visual style of the film.
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Keywords:
Vampire, Doctor, Sex, Aging, Blood  ...[more]


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