What would happen if The Hunger Games was a comedy? You’re about to find out in The Starving Games.
In the vain of movies like Scary Movie, Vampires Suck & Epic Movie, The Starving Games is a parody on the hit film and other pop culture staples like Angry Birds, Psy and more.
Brant Daugherty, Maiara Walsh & Cody Christian take on the parody roles of the Gale, Katniss & Peeta characters we’ve come to love. Set in the most depressing corner of a post-apocalyptic future, our hero Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister’s place in the 75th annual “Starving Games.” In doing so, she must leave behind her smoldering just-a-friend Dale (Brant Daugherty) and team up with the geeky baker’s son Peter Malarkey (Cody Christian) in a fight for her life. But wait, there’s more! She could also win an old ham, a coupon for a footlong sub at a six-inch price, and a partially-eaten pickle!
In The Starving Games, Friedberg and Seltzer’s sixth cinematic spoof of popular box-office hits, the prolific parody duo has its sights trained on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! It’s all the laughs and half the calories as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, action and fantasy films from The Avengers and Oz the Great and Powerful to pop culture characters and celebrities like Harry Potter and Taylor Swift.
The Starving Games arrives in select theaters, VOD and Digital Download November 8th, 2013.