The Hunger is a horror anthology show that ran on Showtime from 1997 to 2000. The show is named after the 1983 cult classic movie The Hunger starring David Bowie. Like the 1980’s movie, the show often deals with vampires. With each episode being different, there is plenty of room for the show to explore a variety of different horror themes. The overall theme of the show however, is what people will do when they have a hunger for power, **** and control.
The Showtime anthology series is hosted by actors Terence Stamp and David Bowie which gives it an even more lurid feel. The opening of the show is every bit as creepy and scary as the opening sequence of the popular FX show American Horror Story. The entire 44 episode long series has a pulpy, noir feeling that’s both scary and unsettling.
The acting is not always that great, but it’s not the acting you’ll be watching it for. The stories often contain an erotic twist that flawlessly blends sex and horror together for a spine tingling good time. This is not a family oriented show at all, but that shouldn’t stop horror fans from watching. From soft-core to hard-core, the horror is unrelenting through each episode. Each episode is under 30- minutes so even with 44 episodes, they won’t take long to watch. With a rating of 6.3 on IMBD, it’s fair to say that most viewers who watch this show find something they like about it.
All 44 episodes are currently streaming on the paid subscription Hulu service. With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect show to curl up with under a blanket and get caught up in a world terror and thrills.