A few days ago we told you about the three short films Joe Lynch is putting together for G4’s Epictober celebration, each helmed by a different director. Now we’re pleased to present the exclusive first look at the artwork for the Gregg Bishop-directed “The Birds of Anger”, which closes out the mini film festival on October 26th.
In case you’ve forgotten, each short is a mash-up of video game premises with familiar tropes from people’s favorite horror movies. Along with Bishop’s “The Birds of Anger”, we’ll be seeing Sam Balcomb’s “The Hunt”, inspired by Duck Hunt, and Drew Daywalt’s “Kart Driver”, which gives the legendary racing game Mario Kart a darker, deadlier spin.
Here’s what Bishop told us about his involvement: “I knew it would be interesting to take ANGRY BIRDS, a game that everyone knows and is addicted to, and turn it into a horror film by playing it from the point of view of the pigs. Doing it in the style of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic THE BIRDS allowed us to mix the old with the new in such a unique and cool way that I was surprised that no one had ever done it before. It was a great opportunity to make something that would be frightening, fun, and entertaining while paying homage to one of my favorite directors.”
The fun begins Monday, October 24th, on G4tv.com. Look for more on the rest of the films soon!
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