The Hunger

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  • 1997
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.2  (1,126)

The Hunger was a Canadian television show produced by Canada Inc. and aired from 1997 to 2000. It was based on the cult classic vampire movie of the same name from 1983. Each episode featured a different story of dark and dangerous desires, exploring the themes of love, lust, power, and death.

The show was hosted by the legendary actor Terence Stamp, who played the role of a suave and mysterious man known only as The Host. Stamp's charismatic presence and hypnotic voice lent the perfect tone to the series, giving it an eerie sense of sophistication and seduction.

The Hunger was known for its provocative themes and sensual imagery, which often blurred the lines between fantasy and reality. The stories ranged from the supernatural to the psychological, all with a dark and twisted edge that kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

Some episodes focused on the supernatural, featuring vampires, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures. These episodes often explored the themes of immortality and eternal love, highlighting the deadly consequences that come with such powers.

Other episodes focused on psychological themes, with characters experiencing intense desires and obsessions that drove them to madness. These episodes often explored the darker side of human nature and the consequences of giving in to our most primitive urges.

What set The Hunger apart from other horror shows of its time was its focus on the erotic and the taboo. Sexual themes were prevalent throughout the series, with many episodes pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable on television during that time. But the show never sensationalized these themes for shock value; instead, it used them to explore deeper psychological and emotional themes.

The Hunger was known for its high production value and cinematic style. Each episode was shot with a keen eye for detail, using atmospheric lighting, rich colors, and stunning visuals to immerse viewers in its dark world of fantasy and desire. The soundtrack was also a standout feature of the show, with each episode featuring haunting and evocative music that set the mood perfectly.

Despite its critical acclaim and loyal fan base, The Hunger was canceled after only two seasons. Its avant-garde approach to horror and its willingness to push the boundaries of what was acceptable on television made it too niche for mainstream audiences. However, it has since gained a cult following and has become a beloved classic of the horror genre.

In conclusion, The Hunger was a groundbreaking television show that pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on television during its time. With its dark and seductive themes, high production value, and stellar performances, it remains a classic of the horror genre and a must-watch for fans of the supernatural, the erotic, and the taboo.

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Seasons
The Suction Method
22. The Suction Method
March 5, 2000
Max is having an affair and thinks his wife, Kate, has no idea. When Kate leaves town for the weekend, Max is left alone with the carpet cleaner, a stunning blonde who is too much for him to refuse.
The Falling Man
21. The Falling Man
February 27, 2000
When Peter sees Cleo having sex with a faceless Golem, he's inspired to create a masterpiece. But for Peter, success is just the beginning.
Double
20. Double
February 20, 2000
Beth begins experiencing terrible nightmares involving a dying woman who wants her body. Is this simply a dream or a harbinger of things to come?
The Seductress
19. The Seductress
February 13, 2000
Elizabeth learns that her boyfriend, Jonathan, is involved in the occult and leaves him. After Jonathan commits suicide, Elizabeth is stalked by the satanic cult he belonged to.
Approaching Desdemona
18. Approaching Desdemona
February 6, 2000
While surfing the Internet, Kent comes across Desdemona, a spirit trapped inside his computer who can be freed for a price: the blood of the girl Kent loves.
The Sacred Fire
17. The Sacred Fire
January 30, 2000
After Luann welcomes Nicky, a homeless artist, into her home, she learns his awful secret -- that it's his job to protect humankind from inhuman killers who feed on the sacred fire inside everyone.
The Perfect Couple
16. The Perfect Couple
January 23, 2000
When a couple struggling with their marriage is offered a potion that allows them to hear each other's thoughts, things turn from bad to worse.
Bottle of Smoke
15. Bottle of Smoke
January 16, 2000
While perusing her late aunt's possessions, Mari finds a corked bottle housing a genie that can fulfill all her sexual desires.
Wrath of God
14. Wrath of God
January 9, 2000
A serial killer stalks the residents of a high-rise apartment building, forcing its owner, Kyle, to learn the true nature of evil.
I'm Very Dangerous Tonight
13. I'm Very Dangerous Tonight
January 2, 2000
Henry stumbles upon a dress in a high-end clothing store. He buys it for his wife and soon discovers the dress has the power to seduce, to thrill and, ultimately, to kill.
The Replacements
12. The Replacements
November 28, 1999
Dr. Stuart Lang's life takes a strange course when he discovers that the hospital where he works has been breeding a horrid race of shrieking mutated babies.
Brass
11. Brass
November 21, 1999
Convinced that his girlfriend Jennifer is the succubus that killed his father, Grant evokes a spell of his own and makes her disappear. Before she vanishes, he learns the unfortunate truth.
Triangle in Steel
10. Triangle in Steel
November 14, 1999
After Mike sleeps with his boss's wife, Madeline, a pretty Mohawk woman, his life is put in danger.
Sin Seer
9. Sin Seer
November 7, 1999
When Mano looks into someone's eyes, he sees their most intimate desires. One day, he looks into his psychiatrist's eyes and learns of a murder.
The Diarist
8. The Diarist
October 31, 1999
Merriam, a witch, wishes death upon her first love, Daniel. After Merriam casts her spell, Daniel's fiancée, Laurissa, must learn the art of witchcraft to save Daniel's soul.
Night Bloomer
7. Night Bloomer
October 24, 1999
When Steve meets Vivica, she offers him a solution to his career problems in the form of a strange seed that he must plant in front of his boss's house. But this solution comes with a price.
Weak Woman
6. Weak Woman
October 17, 1999
To avoid deportation, Daniel agrees to marry Madeleine, an unattractive lesbian. But Madeleine isn't like other girls -- she can transform into a new woman each week.
Nunc Dimittis
5. Nunc Dimittis
October 10, 1999
When Vassau, a royal servant, learns he's dying, he must volunteer for one last act of devotion: Find his replacement by any means necessary.
And She Laughed
4. And She Laughed
October 3, 1999
Jane is plagued by disturbing dreams where she's chased by a tall man. When Jane moves into a new apartment, she believes her new neighbor to be the man from her nightmares.
Dream Sentinal
3. Dream Sentinal
September 24, 1999
One night, Rosalie, a troubled stripper, is visited by Jean, the ghost of a killer who wishes to protect and possess her.
Skin Deep
2. Skin Deep
September 17, 1999
Kat seeks action at a local bar, The Threshold Club, where she's mesmerized by Roxanne, a dancer who offers her the ultimate experience in pleasure and pain.
Sanctuary
1. Sanctuary
September 10, 1999
A young drifter arrives at an abandoned prison bleeding from a shoulder wound and seeking help from the famous but disturbed artist who resides within.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    July 20, 1997
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,126)