"The Swords" is the title to the first episode of the supernatural horror anthology series The Hunger, which takes its name from the 1983 film of the same name. The episode was directed by Tony Scott with a script written by Howard A. Rodman based on a story treatment by Robert Aickman. It first aired on Showtime on Sunday, July 20th, 1997. This episode features an erotica tale about a woman named Musidora who likes to be penetrated - with swords!

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  • This is the only episode of The Hunger based on a story by Robert Aickman. Aickman passed away in the United Kingdom in 1981 at the age of 66.

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  • The Host: All these recall an earlier hour, more vivid with life, a time when the future seemed without limit ... almost like being in love.


  • The Host: You've been in love. It's not that I've never fallen in, I've done it myself, many many times, and I have memories to prove it. Not flames mind you, not flames anymore ... embers, comfort in the night.


  • The Host: Love... the grandest hunger of all, never easy, I know. I know. Ne s'est jamais levé sans piqûre. May I translate? ... Never the rose without the prick.


  • The Host: To love. To really love, one must let go of everything one knows, of everything one holds dear, one must open oneself up...

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