The Hunger

Synopsis: 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 belive his story, but becomes curious and contacts Miriam ... and gets caught in her ban, too.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Tony Scott
Production: MGM
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

No ice.

Stop it!

I don't know what's got into him.

He's gone crazy.

Oh, my God.



Forever and ever.

Big Macs.


He's manic. That's what's so strange.

After all these hours...

there's no faIIoff in activity,

no drop in his bIood pressure.

- Okay, so what went wrong?

- His temperature's stiII way up.

- PhyI?

- Night before Iast, he didn't sIeep a wink.

He hasn't slept now for 50-some hours.


All day yesterday, he got uglier and uglier.

Last night, he turned on Betty.

- He Ioved Betty.

- You thought he Ioved Betty.

He tore her apart and then he ate her.

Okay, Iet's get

the oId video equipment in here.

I want to record every move he makes.

I couId kiII him. I couId, reaIIy.

CarefuI, PhyI. That's a $2,000 monkey

you're taIking about.

Don't you snarI at me,

you eviI son of a b*tch.

Forever and ever.

These children are all

though they have

the physical characteristics...

of someone in their 70s or even older.

They all suffer from

a disease called progeria.

We don't know exactly what it is,

but what it amounts to...

is a premature degeneration

comparable to that of aging.

What we call the internal clock...

begins to speed up

at about the age of five.

lt's a terminal disease.

The average life expectancy is about 16.

- Tragic.

- Yes, it is...

and the main focus of our work

at Park West...

is to try to reverse this process

and actually slow down this internal clock.

l won't use

that magic word ''immortality''...

but longevity is something

that's got to be...

SIeep weII?

ln this day and age

with all our fantastic technology...

Come here. Sit here.

...if only l'd been born 50 years later...

Gotcha. You Iook awfuI.

- What have you been doing?

- None of your business.

We have a woman

who's well into her 90s...

she only sleeps

about two or three hours a night...

and believe me, she has far more

energy and enthusiasm than any of us.

That's fantastic. What's her secret?

When l find out the answer to that...

l certainly hope you'll invite me back.

My guest is Dr. Sarah Roberts.

And the book is called

SIeep and Longevity.

lt's about mankind's flirtation

with immortality.

Say saIami.

- What?

- Say it.


That's what aII

big-time photographers say.

Beats ''cheese.''

My dad got it for me in Hong Kong.

Neat, huh?

Forgive me.

- Poor darIing.

- What's wrong with him?

He'II be aII right.

He's having troubIe sIeeping.

You want some Iudes?

I've got some in my case.

- What?

- QuaaIudes.

- AIice.

- I stoIe them from my stepmother.

She doesn't care.

She gets them by the gross.

She's got every piII ever invented.

She coIIects them.

Poor woman.

That's what my dad says.

He says she's scared of getting oId.

Thank you.

I'm sorry, what did you say?

Nothing, but I wouId Iike to taIk to you.

AII right. Yes, I'd Iike that.

Excuse me. Make it to LiIIybeIIe.

- The research center, pIease.

- Dr. Humphries, 11th fIoor.

What exactly is your position here?

l'm a blood analyst.

And have you found there is a relationship

between blood type and aging?

We're looking at it.

We're looking at everything.

That's why we're here.

But my suspicion would be

what kind of blood you have...

affects how much you sleep, how deeply...

and how you sleep affects how you age.

Excuse me.

- Excuse me. Dr. Humphries.

- Straight ahead.

- We can guess...

- No, thank you.

...hypothesize that...

certain bIood disorders

and tissue deficiencies...

resuIt in a rapid degeneration...

simiIar to the symptoms

of acceIerated aging.

We've even had resuIts here with monkeys

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Ivan Davis

Ivan Roy Davis, Jr. (February 4, 1932 – March 12, 2018) was an American classical pianist. more…

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