MAD GOD Trailer: Phil Tippett’s Stop-Motion Horror Decades In The Making
Oscar-winning visual effects pioneer Phil Tippett (Star Wars; Jurassic Park; Robocop) has long toiled away at a stop-motion animated horror of his own. Thirty years in the making, he is now bringing Mad God to the world. It premiered at last year’s Locarno Film Festival to vast praise. It will be released on June 16, courtesy of Shudder.
Here’s an official synopsis:
Mad God is an experimental animated film set in a world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs. A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city, settling down upon an ominous fortress guarded by zombie-like sentries. The Assassin emerges to explore a labyrinth of bizarre, desolate landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. Through unexpected twists and turns, he experiences an evolution beyond his wildest comprehension. A labour of love that has taken 30 years to complete, Mad God combines live-action and stop-motion, miniature sets, and other innovative techniques to bring Tippett’s wholly unique and grotesquely beautiful vision to life.
Check out the eye-popping trailer and poster below: