Hunger Games predecessors?
March 23, 2012 1:44 PM Subscribe
What are the books and films that The Hunger Games
pays homage to?
posted by zardoz to media & arts (36 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
There are the obvious ones: Battle Royale (novel and film); The Running Man (novella by Stephen King and film, though they are quite different, and I think THG draws more from the film); "The Long Walk" by Stephen King.
Going way back, there's "The Most Dangerous Game" from 1896, and a number of variations on that.
This every-person-for-him/herself is practically its own genre, but I can't think of more examples. Help me out.