The Starving Games

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The Starving Games
The Poster for The Starving Games.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Produced byPeter Safran
Written byJason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
StarringMaiara Walsh
Cody Christian
Brant Daugherty
Lauren Bowles
Juhahn Jones
Chris Marroy
Diedrich Bader
Kennedy Hermansen
Music byTimothy Michael Wynn
StudioSafran Company
3 in the Box
Distributed byKetchup Entertainment
Release dates
  • November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)[1]
Running time83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$4,500,000
Box officeUnknown
 
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The Starving Games
The Poster for The Starving Games.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
Produced byPeter Safran
Written byJason Friedberg
Aaron Seltzer
StarringMaiara Walsh
Cody Christian
Brant Daugherty
Lauren Bowles
Juhahn Jones
Chris Marroy
Diedrich Bader
Kennedy Hermansen
Music byTimothy Michael Wynn
StudioSafran Company
3 in the Box
Distributed byKetchup Entertainment
Release dates
  • November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)[1]
Running time83 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$4,500,000
Box officeUnknown

The Starving Games is a 2013 American parody film based on The Hunger Games and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. The film stars Maiara Walsh, Cody Christian, Brant Daugherty, Lauren Bowles, Juhahn Jones, Chris Marroy, Diedrich Bader, and Kennedy Hermansen.

Plot[edit]

Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.

Cast[edit]

Parodies / Mentions[edit]

The film mainly parodies The Hunger Games but also parodies / mentions many companies / characters such as...

Reception[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 0% of 8 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 0.3/10.[2] Joe Leydon of Variety called it a "stillborn spoof" and "desperately unfunny".[3] Scott Foy of Dread Central rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "The printed word cannot fully express my dismay at having experienced this latest alleged comedy".[4] Gabe Torio of Indiewire wrote that the film "is as terrible as you think it is".[5] Max Nicholson of IGN called it "a horrible, horrible piece of cinema that needn't be watched by any person ever."[6] Fred Topel of Crave Online rated it 1.5/10 and called it "more of the same, only worse."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Starving Games: Exclusive Clip". Crave Online. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  2. ^ "The Starving Games". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  3. ^ Leydon, Joe (2013-11-12). "Review: 'The Starving Games'". Variety. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  4. ^ Foy, Scott (2013-11-15). "Starving Games, The (2013)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  5. ^ Torio, Gabe (2013-11-08). "Review: 'The Starving Games' Is As Terrible As You Think It Is". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  6. ^ Nicholson, Max (2013-11-08). "Half the calories, zero the laughs". IGN. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  7. ^ Topel, Fred (2013-11-13). "Review: The Starving Games". Crave Online. Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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