The Hunger (1983)

Hunger, The (1983, GBR) C-97m. SCOPE *** D: Tony Scott. Starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Beth Ehlers, Dan Hedaya, Willem Dafoe. Visually stunning, hypnotic horror film about a pair of vampires (Deneuve and Bowie), who have set their eyes (and fangs) on doctor Sarandon. The scientist is probing into the phenomenon of accelerated aging, and Bowie, who's agiing unnaturally fast, is in desperate need for a cure. Aesthetic, well-scored, well-cast cult horror movie shows unusual compassion for its monsters (like Anne Rice's INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE (1994), which is equally enticing). Auspicious movie debut by Tony Scott, brother of Ridley Scott, whose BLADE RUNNER (1982) may also have been an influence on this. Based on the novel by Whitley Strieber (WOLFEN).


BUY TONY SCOTT MOVIES ON VHS & DVD

© Ron Altman