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The Hunger 

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Erotic horror anthology series where the hosts Terence Stamp (in season 1) and David Bowie (in season 2) eccentrically introduce each of the steamy, erotic and often supernatural tales of power, sex, lust, and driving urges.

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Jeff Fazio
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2000   1999   1998   1997  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Terence Stamp ...  The Host 22 episodes, 1997-1998
David Bowie ...  The Host / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000
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Erotic horror anthology series where the hosts Terence Stamp (in season 1) and David Bowie (in season 2) eccentrically introduce each of the steamy, erotic and often supernatural tales of power, sex, lust, and driving urges.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Taste of Terror

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Begierde - The Hunger See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (44 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The full version of the show's theme song "Hunger" has never been released. See more »

Quotes

Julian Priest: Most people hide from their fears. We call them cowards, but they tend to outlive the brave.
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Alternate Versions

In the R-rated Twisted Tales DVD Hunger collection, episode "The Suction Method" has the nudity framed out in the opening sex scene. The original unrated Showtime broadcast version showed this scene in full. See more »

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Hunger
Composed and performed by Nick Amour and Andy Carroll
[closing credits theme song]
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A Master Class is Passion and Style.
31 January 2006 | by Company_of_WolvesSee all my reviews

"The Hunger" is a tour de force of passion and lust. Each tale, poetically introduced by Terrance Stamp in season one and David Bowie in season two, brings us into a world of unbridled, un-inhibited passion. The show preaches no self righteous moral, no great and uplifting message is hidden away and more often than not the ending is far from happy. "The Hunger" illustrates how lust is an essential part of our lives, that it need not be denied but is always dangerous.

Episodes range from the comedic ("Matter of Style"), to Gothic horror ("Necros") and to the perverse ("The Sloan Men"). Based on stores from such talents as horror maestro Graham Masterton ("Bridal Suite" etc…) and directed by a range of highly talented auteur. "The Hunger" is a master class in style from directorial legends and brothers Ridley and Tony Scott.


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