Only 3 days left on the Creepy Couch before our 20 Days to Halloween movie marathon comes to an end! Tonight we are watching a cult classic that was extremely popular with the 80’s LGBTQIA+ and goth community. Tonight we are watching The Hunger (1983)
Movie description: John (David Bowie) is the lover of the gorgeous immortal vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), and he’s been led to believe that he’ll live forever, too. Unfortunately, he quickly deteriorates into a horrible living death, and Miriam seeks a new companion. She soon sets her sights on Sarah (Susan Sarandon), a lovely young scientist, who quickly falls under Miriam’s spell. However, Sarah doesn’t warm up to the concept of vampirism easily, leading to conflict with Miriam.
Artistic, edgy, and romantic. This film is a beautiful mash up of vampiric love triangles, horror, music, and 80’s filming panache. The Hunger is one of those movies you might have to watch a few times to fully grasp everything the director was going for.
I feel, for the people who dislike The Hunger, may not have initially understood that this movie depicts vampires in a very artistic fashion. If you’re looking for the senseless mowing down of victims by hordes of vampires that hiss and rip their meal to shreds, this is not the movie. Understand that I am ALL for the bloody films filled with nothing more than a creature stalking a troupe of teens unaware of their imminent demise. However, there is a time when you just want to sit down and watch a group of talented artists express themselves in an extraordinary way that leaves you satisfied and dare I say, enlightened?
Check out The Hunger tonight and let us know what you thought. Come back tomorrow for another bloody recommendation!