YMMV / The Hunger

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The lesbian scene.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: John's sudden and rapid deterioration over a period of days became a lot harsher after David Bowie's sudden death. Bowie kept his terminal cancer a secret and was still seen in public apparently healthy only days before his death.
  • One-Scene Wonder / Signature Scene: The opening with Bauhaus performing.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Even those who don't like the movie acknowledge that John's Rapid Aging (and aging, and aging, and aging...) is a sight to behold, thanks to Dick Smith's makeup work. Between this and David Bowie's performance, John is something of an Ensemble Darkhorse, as he gets little to do after the first half.
  • Vindicated by History: Somewhat. The film did get some lukewarm reception and praise for Bowie and Deneuve's performances, but was criticized for it's slow pace and plot despite the great atmosphere and visuals. It later on developed a cult following within the goth culture for it's dark and gloomy atmosphere. The usage of Bauhaus especially with the intro worked in its favor.
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