Special effects legend Phil Tippett has worked for decades on Mad God, with the film set to release on the horror platform in June.

Phil Tippett is a name that needs no introduction to anybody with even a passing interest in special effects. A living legend in his field, Tippett’s work has featured in films such as  Jurassic ParkIndiana Jones and the Temple of DoomRoboCopHoward the Duck and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, to name but a few. However, despite boasting an extraordinary career, Tippett only has one feature-length directing credit to his name, that being 2004’s straight-to-video sequel, Starship Troopers: Hero of the Federation.

Alongside creating some of the most memorable sequences in cinema, Tippett has been working on his own project for a very long time. That film, Mad God is set to release in June and will be coming to the horror streaming platform Shudder, following a successful festival run. Tippett began work on the project following his stint on RoboCop in 1988 but had put the project on the backburner by the time he was creating special effects for 1993’s Jurassic Park.

Encouraged to once more pick up the reins, Tippett came back to the project twenty years on and finished it with the help of a volunteer crew. The film is described as such:

‘Each piece of MAD GOD is hand crafted, independent and created from the heart. Sometimes that heart is bursting with love for the craft, while other times it’s macabre, punctured, and bleeding. MAD GOD is a mature film crafted from techniques & technologies that span the history of cinema and the career of a true animation mastermind.’

You can catch the teaser trailer for Mad God below, ahead of the film’s release on Shudder on June 16th.

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