October Horrors 2018 Day 22 – The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger, 1983.

Directed by Tony Scott.

Starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, and Beth Ehlers.


A scientist specialising in the research of ageing and sleep finds herself at the centre of a love triangle between two centuries old vampires.

One of my running themes this year has been to look at a few big screen adaptions Bram Stoker’s iconic novel Dracula. However, as a change of pace for this week we’re going to take a step away from the Count and take a very different kind of vampire film. This time we ditch the Gothic castles and cobwebs of the 1880s and instead head into the glitzy nightclubs and Goth bands of the 1980s as we take a look at Tony Scott’s ultra-stylish The Hunger.

The late Tony Scott was, I think it’s fair to say, a director who largely favoured style over substance.

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