27 user 51 critic

Hunger (2009)

Five strangers struggle when a madman imprisons them in an underground dungeon in this nail-biting horror.


Steven Hentges


L.D. Goffigan




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lori Heuring ... Jordan
Linden Ashby ... Grant
Joe Egender ... Luke
Lea Kohl ... Anna
Julian Rojas ... Alex
Bjorn Johnson ... The Scientist
Britton Partain Britton Partain ... Young Boy
Laura Albyn Laura Albyn ... Teenage Girl - Maggie
John Cooley John Cooley ... Teenage Boy
Ian Hopper Ian Hopper ... Sheriff
Kathy Shea Kathy Shea ... Medical Examiner
Kayden Sawyer Kayden Sawyer ... Sunlight Girl
Yvonne Stancil Yvonne Stancil ... Dead Mom
Kevin Shaver Kevin Shaver ... Accident Welder
Gabe Kittle Gabe Kittle ... Accident Paramedic


Hunger is a dark exploration into the breakdown of humanity. How far would you go to survive in the most extreme of circumstances? Five strangers awaken to find themselves trapped in an underground dungeon. They soon realize they are the subjects of one man's sadistic experiment to test the depths of a human being's will to survive. As the days go by with no means of escape, their hunger increases as their humanity fades away. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


How far would you go to survive? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence involving aberrant behavior, grisly images, a scene of sexuality, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The cave set was built in an old abandoned RV center in Huntsville, Alabama. See more »


After over 20 days neither of the men have more than a 5 o'clock shadow. See more »


Jordan: Brilliant, beautiful light, wiping away the darkness of night, see you soon, sunlight.
See more »


Lucia Di Lammermoor, (The) Bride of Lammermoor: II Dolce Suono
Written by Edita Gruberova and Robert Lloyd
See more »

User Reviews

Forced Social Experiment
26 December 2015 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

Every human being needs to eat, drink and breathe in order to live. We are able to survive longer without food than air and water, but how far would we go to make sure we have food? There are starving people all over the world that simply starve to death, but that is a way of life for them. In other words: they aren't used to having anything to eat. What if they came from a nation where they have never had to go a day without a meal?

"Hunger" is from the bag of your unorthodox psychotics. If your traditional psychotic is one that kills people with no regard but still is a hands-on killer, the unorthodox psychotic is the one that sets up elaborate schemes or traps in order to kill his prey.

In this film a very mentally deranged man places five random strangers in a secluded yet locked location with no sustenance to survive except water and each other. His plan: see if they would cannibalize themselves in order to survive.

This is a movie that delves into how depraved human beings can become when facing death. It was an interesting movie that gave us some gore and a little bit of depression. I think we'd all like to believe in our basic humanity but what would we do?

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »






Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunger See more »

Filming Locations:

Annandale, New Jersey, USA See more »


Box Office


$625,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed