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The Hunger

Released - 1983
Genre - Horror, Romance
Director - Tony Scott
Starring - Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon, David Bowie, Cliff De Young, Beth Ehlers, Dan Hedaya

The Hunger is seriously overrated and this pseudo vampire tale is pretentious and interminably dull. Miriam (Deneuve) is an ancient Egyptian vampire and after a few centuries of globetrotting her beau and sidekick John (Bowie) begins to age rapidly. He seeks the help of a doctor doing research on aging, Sarah (Sarandon) but she fails to help and instead embarks on an affair with Miriam. An arty lesbian love scene is not reason enough to sit through this soulless extended music video. Pure style over substance, there are vague attempts to reference themes of beauty, youth and obsession but the aesthetic is so eighties and the pace so slow it is tough to sit through. The crosscutting becomes tiresome very quickly, there is little dialogue and the only redeeming feature is the fact this film approaches the vampire genre in a fresh way.

Gore - lots of blood splatter

Vampires - no real sign they are vampires, shades are their concession to sunlight, they use knives to cut victims open and they all look like eighties fashion models

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