G4 turning Mario Kart, Duck Hunt, Angry Birds into scary short films

Hey, did you know G4 makes short movies under the banner G4 Films? Yeah, me neither. But apparently this month marks their first ever Epictober Film Festival. Starting October 24, G4 Films will be streaming three short films based on Mario Kart, Duck Hunt and Angry Birds at G4TV.com/g4films.

However, the best part is that each of these iconic games has undergone a terrifying transformation on their way to your computer screen.

Duck Hunt has become “The Hunt,” a tale of three hunters who come face to face with a monstrous entity keen on their demise. it sounds like everyone that’s ever wanted to zap that annoying dog will be in for a treat. Unless the dog has the last laugh. “The Hunt” was directed by Sam Balcomb and will make its online debut on October 24.

The colorful bounciness of Mario Kart has been washed away to create “Kart Driver,” a film that may have come from the mind of Martin Mario Scorcese. Actually, it was directed by Drew Daywalt and is a story of “fury and obsession” as a heroic plumber seeks out his damsel in distress, even if it means facing off with a creature from the very bowels of hell. “Kart Driver” will be available for viewing on October 25.

Finally, “The Birds of Anger” will show that the Angry Birds don’t just have it in for pigs. Riffing on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds, the short was directed by directed by Gregg Bishop, who also created the excellent feature-length film Dance of the Dead. “The Birds of Anger” flies online on October 26.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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