David Bowie

The Hunger (1983) - Tony Scott

Ok, so I just watched the Hunger from 1983. This was Tony Scott's first feature film, which you see with a multitude of jump shots and crazy angles. The movie stars Susan Sarandon, David Bowie, and actually Willem Dafoe in a really small part. The movie is more of an erotic thriller than a horror movie, I didn't really see the scary parts. 

The movie is about Vampires, well two Vampires in fact, who live this ritzy lifestyle in New York. For some reason that is not explained to the audience the female Vampire out lives her "mates" who die at a very quick rate. The film also focuses on a young doctor, played by Susan Sarandon. She quickly gets mixed up in a sort of lesbian love thing with the female vampire, see the movie to find out more. 

The soundtrack to the movie is amazing, I really thought the music was key. The film was almost entirely in this sort of soft lighting that made me feel like I was in a David Bowie music video more than a film. I actually believe that the soft lighting made the movie look incredibly cheap. The soundtrack though is quite amazing, though it doesn't have any David Bowie songs, in the movie itself. There is Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus in a kind of music video in the beginning of the movie. Very 80's.

So we have killings that are all the same, with a tiny knife. We have Susan Sarandon in a lesbian sex scene, nude. Oh and we have awesome music. The movie could of been a lot better, especially David Bowie's acting. If they didn't have soft lighting, and if they explained more of the movie. 

I came to suck... your blood!
  • There was a short lived TV series after this movie.
  • Filmed in London
  • They are planning a remake!