Bauhaus Bela Lugosi Is Dead (The Hunger Mix)

The Hunger Version of Bela Lugosi’s Dead Now Available

1983’s The Hunger (starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon) opens with Bauhaus performing Bela Lugosi’s Dead in a night club while vampires Deneuve and Bowie stalk and entice their next victims. The mix performed for the film was a brand new take that was ultimately interspersed through the opening scenes (i.e. the song wasn’t presented in full during the opening credits).

For the first time ever and through the brilliant work of Bauhaus Official Historian, Andrew J. Brooksbank, the track has been transferred from 1/4″ tape to digital media and is now available for purchase from your favorite online music stores and free streaming on Spotify, released via Beggars Banquet. The track does cut out at the very end, but the rest is presented in its entirety.