If Alfred Hitchcock was alive today, I can't help but imagine that he — like just about everyone else in the world — would be a fan of "Angry Birds."
After all, the famed director and master of suspense made an entire movie about some really really peeved birdies well before the world was addicted to Rovio's game about winged beasts bent on vengeance. Hitchcock's 1963 film "The Birds" is now a classic horror film and, like "Angry Birds," stands as a stark warning to all who would dare ruffle the feathers of our airborne friends.
And with Halloween just around the bend, the folks at game site G4TV.com have wed the film to the game. From this unholy union we get "The Birds of Anger" — a short film directed by Gregg Bishop that pays homage to both.
The short film is part of G4's Epictober Film Festival — a festival that finds G4 taking some of our favorite games for a dark cinematic turn.
Check out "The Birds of Anger" (first up below) and then get ready for Halloween with a viewing of G4's other two films: "Kart Driver," which takes the "Mario Kart" franchise down a dark road, and "The Hunt" — a twisted take on that old gem "Duck Hunt."
'Kart Driver' — directed by Drew Daywalt:
'The Hunt' — directed by Sam Balcomb
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Winda Benedetti writes about games for msnbc.com. You can follow her tweets about games and other things here on Twitter or join her in the stream here on Google+. And be sure to check out the In-Game Facebook page here.