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The Hunger

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  • Genre: Horror, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
  • Release Date: 1983-04-29 n/a
  • Running Time: 97 min.
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, David Bowie, Beth Ehlers, Dan Hedaya
  • Producer: Richard Shepherd
  • Writers: James Costigan, Ivan Davis
  • Distributor: MGM

Fifteen years after Roman Polanski's Fearless Vampire Killers, this prefab cult item from 1983 took vampires out of the castle and into the dance club--not to mention giving erotic vampire author Pam Keesey what she has cited as her first glimpse of big-screen lesbian sex. Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie play a sophisticated undead-hipster couple who feast in director Tony Scott's trademark atmosphere of pumped-up music, rapid crosscuts, and light-streaked dry ice, and a pert Susan Sarandon plays the Deneuve character's extracurricular activity. Dated only by its synth soundtrack and an overly metaphorical ending, this sucker still makes steam. (Peter S. Scholtes)

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