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New trailer for Phil Tippett’s “MAD GOD” reveals even more strangeness

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | News


Take another look at the veteran effects wizard’s decades-in-the-works nightmarish animated genre project.

MAD GOD, which was won awards at the Fantasia, Sitges and Trieste festivals, debuts on Shudder June 16. Written and directed by Phil Tippett, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning creator of visual effects for JURASSIC PARK, STARSHIP TROOPERS, ROBOCOP and the first two STAR WARS films among many others, the movie’s voice cast includes Alex Cox, Niketa Roman, Satish Ratakonda, Harper Taylor and Brynn Taylor. The 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 labor 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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).