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PHIL TIPPETT’S NIGHTMARISH STOP-MOTION MASTERPIECE “MAD GOD” PREMIERES ON SHUDDER THURSDAY, JUNE 16

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | News

Shudder is thrilled to share with Rue Morgue readers that Shudder Original sci-fi animated horror film MAD GOD will debut on the platform on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The film is directed by visionary and Oscar and Emmy Award-winning stop-motion animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett, founder of Tippett Studio and the creative powerhouse involved in such classics as RoboCop, Starship Troopers, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

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. MAD GOD is 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. An inspiration and trailblazer in his field, Tippett’s work has been praised by Steven Spielberg, Paul Verhooven, Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy, and many more, and it continues to this day to push the boundaries of the animation genre. MAD GOD is written and directed by Tippett who also produced. Poster and trailer below. 

Winner — Most Groundbreaking Film, Fantasia International Film Festival
Winner — José Luis Guarner Critic’s Award – Best Film & Best Visual Effects, Sitges Film Festival
Winner – Nocturno Nuove Visioni Award – Best Film, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

 

Grace Detwiler
Rue Morgue's Online Assistant Editor - Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.