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Horror Movie A Day: THE HUNGER (1983)
You’ll be back when the hunger knows no reason. And then you’ll need to feed.

Published at: Oct. 9, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST by quint



Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s installment of A Movie A Day. [The regular A Movie A Day list has been frozen in order for me to do an all-horror line-up for October. I’ve pulled many horror titles from my regular “to see” stack and have ordered many more horror and thriller titles to make sure we have some good stuff. Like the regular AMAD column all the movies I’m covering are films I have never seen, but unlike the regular AMAD column I will not connect each film to the one before it. Instead I will pull a title at random every day and watch whatever the movie Gods determine for me.] To be perfectly honest and up front, I wanted to like this movie a lot more than I actually did. I don’t think THE HUNGER is a bad movie by any means. David Bowie, naked Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve, Dick Smith’s amazing make-up work and Tony Scott’s first time filming a feature all combine into a bizarre, unique movie that is about as far away from standard and formulaic as can be.

It’s an operatic film that delves deeply into the seduction and sensuality of vampirism with an eye towards some pretty heavy social commentary. Much has been made of the allegory to AIDS and while I can definitely see that, I think foremost on Tony Scott’s mind was an exploration of addiction. You have addiction to youth, addiction to love, addiction to pleasure, all which can be framed quite well on a vampire tale. Basically the film is about Catherine Deneuve’s character, Miriam. She’s the head vampire as it were and for some reason those she infects (always people she loves) reach a point where they begin rapidly aging and have to be secreted away. For they can never die, only rot and rot and rot. David Bowie’s character, John, is her most recent lover, partner in life and passion. When we meet them, they are both incredibly young, on the hunt in an ‘80s emo/vamp nightclub. Bowie’s starting to show the first signs of aging, which begins with horrible insomnia. Deneuve knows her latest lover is going to end up like all of her previous, but this time there’s a little hope. Susan Sarandon’s character, Sarah, is a scientist,, exploring aging and it’s ties to sleep. She just came out with a book and her experiments are coming close to yielding real results. This catches the eye of both Deneuve and Bowie, who decide to test the fences, see how real her research is. But they don’t have much time. Bowie is aging more and more rapidly, an effect done by make-up maestro Dick Smith, known for being the best in the business for aging make-up. His work on Max Von Sydow in THE EXORCIST and Dustin Hoffman in LITTLE BIG MAN is not only great for its time, but still holds up today. His work in THE HUNGER is no exception.

The film really does bring up some really fucked up ideas. My favorite aspect was what Deneuve does with her lovers. Like I mentioned above, none of her lovers can die, but they waste away to nothing, living out a hellish eternity. Know where they live out their golden years? In boxes stacked together in the attic. Wow, how fucked up! “I love you. The rest of you, be nice to him… I love you all… don’t mind the daddy longlegs and the mothballs…” The movie has all that going for it and I appreciate it. I just didn’t fall head over heels in love with the world and characters. I won’t say I wasn’t involved, but I think I can nail how much I was involved. When David Bowie was on screen, I was really into the movie. His wonderfully understated performance, the desperation as he begins to grow old and the incredible Dick Smith make-up really hooked me into the movie. When he’s packed away and put in the attic, we’re left with the second half of the movie being Susan Sarandon’s temptation and fall into being Deneuve’s new lover. And it’s hot, don’t get me wrong. Lesbian vampires, I mean… come on. I am a man afterall. But as characters go, I was more interested in the desperation of Bowie than the more standard infection and denial stuff in the second half. Tony Scott’s visual flair is definitely on display here. He plays around with editing and audio to give the audience a different experience than they’re used to. As a result, the movie is raw. The filmmaking isn’t as jittery as his most recent work has been or as fucking nuts… keep in mind, they still probably edited on film when this was made and you can’t AVID fart without the AVID. You can tell Scott is experimenting a bit here and that definitely helps this from being a dull experience. Final thoughts: The atmosphere, mood, make-up and performances are top of the line, but I felt a little detachment once Bowie left the picture. I would definitely recommend the movie to most, it’s just not one I was fully able to give myself over to. However, do keep an eye out for a two-line early role from a famous actor wanting to use the phone...

Here are the titles in the drawing pool for the rest of October: Wednesday, October 1st – Friday, October 31st: H-MAD! Horror Movie A Day! Check out the list here! I’ve added yet more titles to the list, so be sure to click above and check out the new titles in the drawing pool. Now it’s time to pull the next HMAD! Next up is:

Sweet! Vintage horror, William Castle at that! Should be fun! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



Previous Movies: June 2nd: Harper
June 3rd: The Drowning Pool
June 4th: Papillon
June 5th: Gun Crazy
June 6th: Never So Few
June 7th: A Hole In The Head
June 8th: Some Came Running
June 9th: Rio Bravo
June 10th: Point Blank
June 11th: Pocket Money
June 12th: Cool Hand Luke
June 13th: The Asphalt Jungle
June 14th: Clash By Night
June 15th: Scarlet Street
June 16th: Killer Bait (aka Too Late For Tears)
June 17th: Robinson Crusoe On Mars
June 18th: City For Conquest
June 19th: San Quentin
June 20th: 42nd Street
June 21st: Dames
June 22nd: Gold Diggers of 1935
June 23rd: Murder, My Sweet
June 24th: Born To Kill
June 25th: The Sound of Music
June 26th: Torn Curtain
June 27th: The Left Handed Gun
June 28th: Caligula
June 29th: The Elephant Man
June 30th: The Good Father
July 1st: Shock Treatment
July 2nd: Flashback
July 3rd: Klute
July 4th: On Golden Pond
July 5th: The Cowboys
July 6th: The Alamo
July 7th: Sands of Iwo Jima
July 8th: Wake of the Red Witch
July 9th: D.O.A.
July 10th: Shadow of A Doubt
July 11th: The Matchmaker
July 12th: The Black Hole
July 13th: Vengeance Is Mine
July 14th: Strange Invaders
July 15th: Sleuth
July 16th: Frenzy
July 17th: Kingdom of Heaven: The Director’s Cut
July 18th: Cadillac Man
July 19th: The Sure Thing
July 20th: Moving Violations
July 21st: Meatballs
July 22nd: Cast a Giant Shadow
July 23rd: Out of the Past
July 24th: The Big Steal
July 25th: Where Danger Lives
July 26th: Crossfire
July 27th: Ricco, The Mean Machine
July 28th: In Harm’s Way
July 29th: Firecreek
July 30th: The Cheyenne Social Club
July 31st: The Man Who Knew Too Much
August 1st: The Spirit of St. Louis
August 2nd: Von Ryan’s Express
August 3rd: Can-Can
August 4th: Desperate Characters
August 5th: The Possession of Joel Delaney
August 6th: Quackser Fortune Has A Cousin In The Bronx
August 7th: Start the Revolution Without Me
August 8th: Hell Is A City
August 9th: The Pied Piper
August 10th: Partners
August 11th: Barry Lyndon
August 12th: The Skull
August 13th: The Hellfire Club
August 14th: Blood of the Vampire
August 15th: Terror of the Tongs
August 16th: Pirates of Blood River
August 17th: The Devil-Ship Pirates
August 18th: Jess Franco’s Count Dracula
August 19th: Dracula A.D. 1972
August 20th: The Stranglers of Bombay
August 21st: Man, Woman & Child
August 22nd: The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
August 23rd: The Young Philadelphians
August 24th: The Rack
August 25th: Until They Sail
August 26th: Somebody Up There Likes Me
August 27th: The Set-Up
August 28th: The Devil & Daniel Webster
August 29th: Cat People
August 30th: The Curse of the Cat People
August 31st: The 7th Victim
September 1st: The Ghost Ship
September 2nd: Isle of the Dead
September 3rd: Bedlam
September 4th: Black Sabbath
September 5th: Black Sunday
September 6th: Twitch of the Death Nerve
September 7th: Tragic Ceremony
September 8th: Lisa & The Devil
September 9th: Baron Blood
September 10th: A Shot In The Dark
September 11th: The Pink Panther
September 12th: The Return of the Pink Panther
September 13th: The Pink Panther Strikes Again
September 14th: Revenge of the Pink Panther
September 15th: Trail of the Pink Panther
September 16th: The Real Glory
September 17th: The Winning of Barbara Worth
September 18th: The Cowboy and the Lady
September 19th: Dakota
September 20th: Red River
September 21st: Terminal Station
September 22nd: The Search
September 23rd: Act of Violence
September 24th: Houdini
September 25th: Money From Home
September 26th: Papa’s Delicate Condition
September 27th: Dillinger
September 28th: Battle of the Bulge
September 29th: Daisy Kenyon
September 30th: Laura
October 1st: The Dunwich Horror
October 2nd: Experiment In Terror
October 3rd: The Devil’s Rain
October 4th: Race With The Devil
October 5th: Salo, Or The 120 Days of Sodom
October 6th: Bad Dreams
October 7th: The House Where Evil Dwells
October 8th: Memories of Murder

Readers Talkback

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  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    The Hunger rules.

    by coen_fan

    Maybe Tony Scott's best film?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    And also,

    by coen_fan

    You thought I was going to say it, didn't you?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST

    The Hunger

    by Paul Bucciarelli

    Blows. Except for Bauhaus, Dick Smith's work and of course the sapphic eye candy.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    "Emo" in The Hunger?

    by BillEmic

    I agree with your review, Quint, but there's nothing emo about that club. Emo wasn't around back then, least of all enough of a scene to be put in a movie. Everything about that club is pure goth. The opening scene is basically a Bauhaus music video. I know "emo" is an easy reference point for younger audiences when they're trying to envision the scene, but...it irked a former goth kid like me.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I Saw What You Did...

    by Kirbymanly

    ...is an AWESOME movie! Been trying to get a copy of it but its been out of print for a long time.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Flawed but evocative

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    You can tell that Tony Scott was still thinking like an advert director. Note the completely over the top billowing curtains. Is there a hurricane heading to NY? And Catherine Deneuve's bed lights up when she seduces Sarandon's character. I'm jealous. But the serious problem is that he hasn't learned to invest the characters and scenes with genuine emotion, which is the film's greatest flaw. Still, this is the same guy who directed Top Gun. WTF?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Man you nailed it!

    by HermesTrismestigus

    When Bowie dies?.....so does the movie. I saw it when i was 13 and loved the first 15-20 minutes then bowie is gone and that was it.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Recently...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I met Whitley Streiber, and I confessed to him that my viewing of this at the age of 11 or 12 helped usher puberty in a little sooner than might otherwise have happened. Without missing a beat, he said, "I was in my 30s when they made the film, and trust me... I had a second puberty. It's Sarandon and Deneuve. I mean, come on..."

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    um...

    by Noddy93

    perhaps a guy who works for a movie site that has seen very few movies?<br><br> i appreciate your efforts

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Sometimes I think he can only watch a movie a day...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...because he has to travel a lot and spends much time in airplanes and trains, so that he can watch them on his laptop.<br> I started something like A Movie A Day more than once, but could in the end even manage to make A Movie A Week.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Hey, look, it's Tesla! With 1980s outfit and hair!

    by ricarleite

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    People can actually watch a movie a day

    by duffey

    And maybe even call it Horror Movie A Day, and even review the same movies... http://horror-movie-a-day.blogspot.com/2008/08/hunger.html

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Gayest vampire film ever,

    by brodiebruce_405

    until Fright Night. Until Interview with the vampire. Until Queen of the Damned. Until Count Ejacula 7: The Naval Years.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    I too was fast-tracked

    by I am the most horrible

    ...through puberty thanks in part to this movie. I liked it a lot, but then again I haven't seen it since I was a teenager.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Boo fucking hoo with an extra hoo.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Quint ripped off your brillant and untouchable blog, that nobody else have ever heard of, before you came to this talkback and told us about it.<br> And you know what's worse? Over the last 25 years a few other people have already reviewed The Hunger! Damn, this sucks so hard.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Julie Newmar in My Living Doll

    by Napoleon Park

    kick started my puberty.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    duffey

    by Quint

    I've commented on this before... this is a spin-off, a temporary Halloween special, of my regular a movie a day column. I've never heard of the other column before but I also never claimed I was the first one to spend the month of October watching horror movies and writing about them, either. I'm glad you wrote that or you're a fan of that blog, but if you think there's some conspiracy going on, you think I have a lot more time on my hands than I do.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Mathilda May in "Lifeforce"

    by Kirbymanly

    ...kick-started by puberty. Man o' man was she something.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Bowie + Ann Magnuson + Bauhaus + Deneuve =

    by 33.3rpm

    Bonertown, USA. Population - Me.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    The last half of Salo...

    by Six Demon Bag

    kicked off my puberty!! Yes, that just happened. There, someone had to say it...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Hey Quint, did you notice a very tiny early role for...

    by subtlety

    Willem Dafoe, as "Phone booth youth # 2"? Thats the one part that woke me up in the second half, if I remember correctly. Other than that, yeah, you pretty much summed it up. I feel the same way.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    emo/vamp nightclub???

    by Right Bastard

    "Emo"??? In the early 80's??? Learn your history, boy. Where they were at at the beginning of the movie is what we call a "Goth Club", and the band playing on stage as the film opens in Bauhaus. <p> Get out of here with that emo shit. At lease most (...well, a lot) of goths were not whiny little pussies, like the emos. Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Skinny Puppy, and Joy Division would kick the shit out of Dashboard fucking Confessional. Hell, even The Cure is more hardcore than any given emo band.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    oh yeah,

    by Right Bastard

    The Hunger is pretty great for an "artsy" vampire film.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Emo, goth, whatever . .

    by m_prevette

    Either one is pretty much crap

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    The gang rape scene on a pinball machine

    by worldofwarcraft

    kickstarted my puberty. Just remember semi watching this movie, no interest, not really trying to follow along. Then, BAM!, some weird shit going on that I didn't really understand. And now I've got some strange tastes in my adulthood. And I can't play pinball any more without getting excited.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    HMAD

    by Frightreviews

    Whoa, I have defenders! Hahaha. Anyway, I'm the 'other' Horror Movie a Day guy... and like Quint said, others do it in October, I do it year round. I kind of wish he didn't use the same name (I got a google alert today for Horror Movie A Day reviewing the Hunger and got confused, because I knew I did that a while back), maybe called it Quint's Movie A Day: Horror Edition or something, but oh well. My site (www.horrormovieaday.com) obviously has some loyal fans, so I'm grateful.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    The Hunger, the boredom, the boobs, and the Bowie...

    by The Dum Guy

    Pretty much how I feel about this one.<br><br><br>I want to say it was Viggo Mortenson in the phone cameo, but I can't remember exactly.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    wow, this movie is really really bad..

    by Aeghast

    ..how can you stand watching so much sh*tty material!?

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Dum Guy

    by subtlety

    Willem Daefoe. As phone booth youth # 2, not even number 1 for God's sake!

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Bowie rules in this

    by MGTHEDJ

    He is so bloody good. His scene in the hospital is astounding. Of course Sarandon is a total babe. There is a woman who got BETTER looking as she got older. I first saw this, I guess, a few weeks after Ann Magnuson joined the cast of the US sitcom "Anything But Love" and..well.. I was suprised. If I recall, in real life she was a part of the NYC "goth" scene, and that's how she got the part in the opening scenes.<p>While the film is uneven, its cast, themes, using Bauhaus for the soundtrack, and exposing the NYC "goth" sub-culture to the rest of the USA because of the VHS era, "The Hunger" is one of the most influential movies of the 1980's.-----later-----m

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    BOWIE = AWESOME.

    by alice 13

    as usual.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Lasseter...

    by Lord John Whorfin

    kick started my puberty. It was on the same tape as Trading Places.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    About that Dafoe "cameo"

    by scortch

    Not only is it Willem Dafoe, but the guy with him is John Pankow. Both would, of course, star in To Live And Die In LA two years later...

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Subtlety

    by The Dum Guy

    Hmmm, Green Goblin ehh.<br><br>Now, I want to know which movie I watched not that long ago and had Viggo in a small part... off to IMDB.

  • Oct. 9, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Hunger is the fat goth girlfriend of movies

    by Staldo

    -it has style but lurches along like a hormone-laden farm animal and is strangely dissatisfying in the end. Bowie disappearing from the movie is a metaphor for the mainstream youth culture ceasing to pay attention to Bowie, the Jesus of suave-cool.The make-up work was amazing, as it was gradual enough that even though the wrinkled prune he became looked nothing like Bowie, you believed it was him because you were taken along for the ride as liver spots and sag subtly increased with every shot.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 1:49 a.m. CST

    The Crying Game stopped my puberty in it's tracks

    by Boba Fat

    I think you're right about this one Quint, I've seen it many times but there's something about it that leaves you a little cold or on the outside looking in when you really want to love it and join the party. Scott's TV ad training comes through a little heavy in arts too.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    "a little heavy in parts"

    by Boba Fat

    Is what I tried to write though "arts" sort of works too.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Forget Emo

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Hating emo is so yesterday. Hating Steampunk aficionados is the new thing. I just hope Panic At The Disco don't make an album of Steampunk music. I shudder to think.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Neat flick...

    by Doc_Hudson

    Need more underworld vamp flicks like it.....and Nadja.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 5:33 a.m. CST

    mmm... Susan Sarandon back when she was still hot...

    by Maniaq

    wait- Bowie was in this?? I just remember two chicks getting it on - I had no idea there was a whole first half of a film before that!

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST

    First film

    by Shoegeezer

    I saw in an otherwise empty cinema. I waited ages for it to arrive, read the book (quite different and explains much that Scott doesn't bother with), read the articles in Fantastic Films and Fangoria (Much of Smith And Carl Fullerton's effects were cut, there was a pre-cgi rippling head of Denueve that swelled with the then popular bladder effects while contracting with pistons and a featureless screaming head that resurfaced in 13 Ghosts or somesuch, Smith was mighty pissed off with Scott). Plus Bowie was on a roll at the time, but audiences stayed away. It's a movie I show to 1980's obsessed younger friends who, understandably, have never heard of the movie despite it being so awesomely 1980's.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Frightreviews

    by BangoSkank

    Yeah, you're right, Quint should change the name of the article... Because, you know, "Horror Movie a Day" is so fucking original. How did you ever come up with that title?

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Frightreviews

    by BangoSkank

    Oh, I am a huge horror movie fan, so will be checking out your blog... Just had to give you some shit for trying to lay claim to a title that's really nothing more than a basic descriptor.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Let's be honest here

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    No one watches The Hunger for any reason other than the lesbian scene.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    If you want to see good freaky Bowie though

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    The Man Who Fell to Earth is a must see.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Kickstarting puberty

    by LGM

    Hillbillies and Ned Beatty kick started my puberty.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I love The Hunger

    by Animation

    For years and years it has been one of my favorite Horror films. Its cool!

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Susan Sarandon

    by StovetopStuffin'

    was so hot in this movie, and when she's suckin' Cath's nips....that's enough to win me over. but the movie was good too.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Whitley Streiber

    by The Alienist

    He's admitted that writing "The Hunger" was part of his unconscious dealing with his UFO abductions, that Miriam represents the "Visitors" that impacted his life.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Quint calls it right...

    by JIMBOCOP

    ...a film of two halfs, with the opening and Bowie aging to death in the doctor's waiting room (we've all been there) the two standout moments (aside for the other... um, GOOD bit). Not a patch on NEAR DARK. That is all.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I never claimed to invent the phrase

    by Frightreviews

    But since Quints column was similar to my site to begin with (watching a movie every day that you never saw before, writing a response and encouraging others to chime in), and he knew about it prior to October... like I said, I wish he had used a different name for his "spinoff", especially since he's even doing some of the same movies I've done (and in turn, like in his regular column, I am sure his will inspire me to watch some movies I had missed). And generic or not, I do own the domain; if someone began a column called Aint it Cool News on their site, I think some folks around here would be a bit annoyed, don't you?

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    P.S.

    by Frightreviews

    thanks for checking out my site!

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I started a column called Ace Ventura 2 a Day.

    by Knuckleduster

    Also called AV2AD. It didn't last very long.<p> Still watch it very day, though.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    80's emo?

    by ZeroCorpse

    There's no such thing. In the 80s, it was "alternative" or "punk" or "new wave" or, in the later years, "gothic" (never "goth"). <p> Emo is a recent thing, and no matter how much the emos try to make it seem like emo has roots in the 80s with The Smiths (they were considered "alternative" back then), the fact is that the only "emo" in the 80s was a Emo Williams.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Love this film...

    by Rameses

    Tony Scott looked like he was trying to outdo Ridley , with the colour filters , smokey rooms , fluttering doves and flowing material.{The closest I can think of its looks is Ridleys the Duellists.}It's a shame this didn't do so well , it seemed to Turn into Tony Scotts *legend* making him turn his back on art house and panicked him into going all commercial, mainstream and hard sell.After this ,we got Top Gun and no end of gangster crime stuff.Hunger has some great music and scenes.I love the mummies in the finale scenes.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    No mention of Bauhaus?

    by pokadoo

    That was the best bit. Well besides naked Susan Sarandon, obviously.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    The Word on the Street

    by Six Demon Bag

    is that Bela Legosi is Dead...

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Pokadoo YEAH... BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD... UNDEAD....

    by alucardvsdracula

    ...UNDEAD... UNDEAD.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I love The Hunger

    by ufoclub1977

    I watched it so many times on beta... I dunno if Tony Scott ever made a movie since that interested me as much. You'd think Ridley directed it.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Probably my most watched movie as a young lad

    by wash

    Next to the first 2 Evil Deads at least. But the SS and CD scene was watched countless times. That shit was (IS) hot.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Call me crazy, I'd like to read the book first

    by psychedelic

    This is one of those cases where I'd like to read the book first because of my long-standing affection for Strieber's The Wolfen. I haven't seen the movie of that one either. It's too bad I didn't see the lesbian scene when I was in puberty's rages; I feel like I missed out. Quint, of the movies in October's horror pool, I'd recommend Rabid (great early Cronenberg) and A Bucket of Blood (a fun and surprising commentary on the art-commerce relationship).

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I love Count Ejacula 7: The Naval Years.

    by Geekgasm

    Also, "No one watches The Hunger for any reason other than the lesbian scene" are true, true words. The stuff between Bowie and the nipple-tonguing is pretty dull.

  • Oct. 10, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Aaaaaaaaand ...

    by Geekgasm

    ... being kidn of dull myself, it just hit me that sweet, sweet internet porn has made sex scenes in mainstream movies incredibly borning. Who cares about watching Susan Sarandan suck on Catherine Deneuve's tah-tahs when I can watch hotties eat each other out in gynecological close-ups at the click of a mouse. Which I would do if I weren't so freakin queer.

  • Oct. 11, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Effective make-up...

    by Oldnewbie

    Why so surprised that a make up from the 1980's is still effective today?? Artistry knows no decade... check out Lon Chaney's "Hunchback" or "Phantom" and of course the great Jack Pierce who's out-of-the-box technique created Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolman, etc.