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Hunger, The (1983)

After nearly a decade of directing TV adverts for the company he formed with his elder brother Ridley, Tony Scott made his movie debut – a bisexual vampire love triangle set in New York.

From the opening scene of goth punks Bauhaus howling Bela Lugosi’s Dead to David Bowie‘s fast-forward ageing, every shot is achingly beautiful. But reviewers slammed it as “MTV wank”. It took three more years before Scott got another movie . . .

hunger9The Hunger is essentially a horror film trying not to be one, and Scott’s glossy style did undermine the terror somewhat, despite stunning makeup effects.

When her centuries-old vampire lover (David Bowie) begins deteriorating, Catherine Deneuve (herself an ageless undying Egyptian vampire) targets Susan Sarandon as his replacement.

Miriam
Catherine Deneuve
John
David Bowie
Sarah
Susan Sarandon

Director
Tony Scott