The Hunger (1983) by Carly Hearts Movies – Ultimate 80s Blogathon

Next up we have Carly over at Carly Hearts Movies joining us for the Ultimate 80s Blogathon! She takes a look at The Hunger. Head on over and check it out! 🙂

Drew's Movie Reviews

TheHunger1983, Directed by Tony Scott

Written by Ivan Davis and Michael Thomas (screenplay); Whitley Strieber (novel)

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don’t age… until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that’s currently the case with John, so his life expectancy is below 24 hours. Desperately he seeks help from the famous Dr. Sarah Roberts. She doesn’t really believe his story, but becomes curious and contacts Miriam … and gets caught in her ban, too.

The entertainment world suffered a tremendous loss with the recent passing of David Bowie, and should you be reading my review of one of his seedier, lesser-known 80s exploits as a way to honor the late rocker?

Of course not. You should watch Labyrinth or The Prestige or The Last Temptation of Christ or listen to

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Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


The second movie I decided to watch was Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I have a lot of love for this movie actually.  I had initally wanted to do this as the Halloween  special but the DVD had somehow vanished from its box.  I won’t give up on the search though, but when I get back.  This is a big Halloween theatrical thing here in Montreal.  I’m pretty sure other cities do it too.  However, I have never gone to any of those shows. 

The story is quite simple here. Brad and Janet are recently engaged and decide to pay Dr. Everett Scott a visit to tell him the news.  On that dark and stormy night,a flat tire leads them to a castle to ask for help.  You already knows a bad idea when you see the ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!! sign at the gate.  Still they decide to give it a shot and end up at the castle and meet the odd characters that reside there.  We have Riffraff, Magenta, Columbia and the master of the house, Frank n Furter. It is there they are dragged into a whirlwind of events from the creation of Rocky himself that leads to some other events.  Let’s just say that this movie gets to be peculiar and very original.

I think it’s exactly the originality of this movie and how it is so unique that I love it so much.  I love the catchy music and the characters are really fun to watch.  Tim Curry doing the whole transsexual transvestite thing is amazing.  I love Susan Sarandon as an actress and she pulls thing movie off rather well.  Although I think this movie really attracts a specific crowd and some people will just consider this as a freak show party, I don’t know. I’ve never really discussed this movie much with other people except my boyfriend and he just finds this movie simply odd and he doesn’t understand why I love it that much. 

I would love to hear what you think about.  Have you seen it? Do you like it? If you did or didn’t, what made you love or hate it?