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The Hunger (1983)

R | | Horror | 29 April 1983 (USA)
A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

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Beth Ehlers ...
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Charlie Humphries
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Phyllis
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Ron
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Young Woman from Disco
John Stephen Hill ...
Young Man from Disco
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Arthur Jelinek
Bauhaus ...
Disco Group
Douglas Lambert ...
TV Host
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Lillybelle
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Storyline

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case with John, so his life expectancy is below 24 hours. Desperately he seeks help from the famous Dr. Sarah Roberts. She doesn't really belive his story, but becomes curious and contacts Miriam ... and gets caught in her ban, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Nothing Human Loves Forever

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Horror

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29 April 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ansia  »

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The famous love scene between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon was shot on a closed set. See more »

Goofs

During the quick cuts when John attacks Alice, blood splashes on the sheet music. A few cuts later, the music stand is kicked to the floor, and the open pages are now blood-free. The unstained pages are seen again at the end of the sequence (in a fade effect that reinstates their blood stains). See more »

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[first lines]
John Blaylock: No ice.
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Connections

Referenced in Danger Zone: The Making of 'Top Gun' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Bela Lugosi Is Dead
(uncredited)
Written by Bauhaus
Performed by Bauhaus
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Really beautiful tale about love,loneliness and death...
11 August 2000 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Watching "The Hunger" is an unforgettable experience.This is a real vampire film,not a laughable stupidity like "The Lost Boys".Highly atmospheric,incredibly stylish,erotic,bloody and chilling-these adjectives can simply describe this great movie.The acting is splendid(I love especially wonderful Catherine Deneuve as a bisexual female vampire)and the atmosphere is full of strange melancholy.Some scenes remind me a bad dream.If you love horror movies with artistic touch,you can't miss this one.In my opinion a masterpiece.


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