The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger (1983) movie poster

director Tony Scott
viewed: 07/01/2016

Already a cult film by the time I first saw it in 1984 (isn’t every David Bowie film a cult film by default?), Tony Scott’s The Hunger will satisfy the gothiest goth out there.

It kicks off with Bauhaus and exudes older brother Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) and music videos for years after.  Catherine Deneuve in all her icy gorgeousness.  Bowie in prime Bowie.  Susan Sarandon with a regrettable Eighties ‘do.

The Hunger is all tone and style, light slicing through blinds on darkened rooms and wayward angles.  An interesting take on vampirism, where blood-sucking and soul-sucking are done in equal measures.

The movie poster is pretty awesome too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.