CRACKED ACTOR: BOWIE ON FILM - The Hunger

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David Bowie left us with so many gifts, and for horror fans, his greatest contribution to the genre was his scene-stealing performance in Tony Scott’s stylish 1983 vampire film The Hunger. At the slick height of his 80′ s mega-stardom, Bowie is perfectly cast as John, the rapidly aging lover of Miriam (played by the always stunning Catherine Deneuve) who seeks the help of sexy, bi-curious medical specialist Susan Sarandon. Veering between Gothic and neo-noir madness and utilizing experimental cutting techniques, Scott, emboldened by the unprecedented cool of his three leads, redefines the vampire film for the New Wave/post-punk era and makes a lasting imprint still found in the genre today. Plus, any film that opens with Bauhaus performing behind a cage is a must-see. Bela Lugosi may be dead, but David Bowie is forever.

Dir. Tony Scott, 1983, DCP, 97 min.

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