Legendary animator Phil Tippett (Jurassic Park, RoboCop) unleashes his stop-motion post-apocalyptic horror Mad Godafter thirty years in the making.
A mysterious, gas-masked figure named The Assassin descends toward an annihilated world with the task of detonating what remains of it, himself included. Trekking through this mutated hellscape, the survivors, consisting of decomposing mutants and faceless drones, gradually interfere with his plan. Before he knows it, The Assassin becomes subject to a plan of their own, in which may potentially lie the key to the creation of a new, better world.
Having started production in 1990 and finally finished in 2021, Mad God is an enigmatic work of art shrouded in unforgettable terror, further marked by the clear stamp of a titan in American animation.
“A painstaking work of art brought into being through passion and sheer force of will, Mad God has moments of lunacy, instances of genius, and plenty to fuel future bad dreams.” - Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News
“Mad God is unfettered creation yoked lightly to an archetypical quest substrate that allows us to engage it as a thing with stakes, whatever they might be... It's terrifying not because we understand it, but because we understand it just enough.” - Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
“Tippett's labor of love comprises stews of steampunk, body horror, and religious mythology, offering nothing less than a ravishing sensory experience of lurid phantasmagoria.” - Morris Yang, In Review Online
- Rating NYR
- Running time 83
- Released 06-16-2022
- Genre Animation