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The Hunger (1983)

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

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Charlie Humphries
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Phyllis
James Aubrey ...
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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immortality | aging | vampire | blood | sex | See All (65) »

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Nothing Human Loves Forever

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second movie in not so many years with an erotic scene that actress Susan Sarandon appeared in that gained public notoriety. Sarandon had recently been seen in Louis Malle's Atlantic City (1980) where she washed topless with lemons in front of an open window whilst in The Hunger (1983), Sarandon performed a same-sex love scene with French actress Catherine Deneuve. See more »

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In the climactic sequence, Miriam takes a swipe at one of the cadavers, knocking its jaw off. The impact causes it to wobble, making it obvious that it is a rigid, lightweight prop. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Blaylock: No ice.
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Connections

References Dracula's Daughter (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

PIANO TRIO NO. 2, IN E FLAT MAJOR, OP. 100
Franz Schubert
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Stylish vampire flick.
24 February 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Hunger"(1983)by Tony Scott is a stylish vampire flick filled with some wonderful visuals.The film is excellently acted-a stunningly beautiful Catherine Deneuve is truly memorable as Miriam-an ageless vampire and former Egyptian queen.There is plenty of blood and vampire lesbian sex,so everyone who is into horror films or Goth music should see this cult flick.The opening scene with Bauhaus playing "Bela Lugosi is Dead" is priceless!


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