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Panic Fest 2020 Announces Feature Films & Special Guests

Screenland Armour Presents a Downright Creepy Event
Panic Fest 2020 Announces Feature Films & Special Guests
SPONSORED BY FANGORIA | BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY | FLING COCKTAILS | SHUDDER | KC FILM | MARRIOTT | IFC MIDNIGHT

December 18, 2020: Panic makers and creatures of the night – film fans and filmmakers alike – gather for a week-long onslaught of thrills, chills and kills at Kansas City’s annual horror hangout – Panic Fest.

Panic Fest, now in its 8th year, is a renowned horror, thriller, sci-fi movie festival hosted at Screenland Armour in collaboration with DownrightCreepy.com. Recently named one of the 25 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the world in 2020 by Movie Maker, Panic Fest has made its name on premiering huge hits like “What We Do in the Shadows” and cult favorites like Elijah Woods’ “Maniac” remake. Panic Fest is also a Fangoria Approved fest, giving it a certain level of prestige that genre aficionados will appreciate.

The latest, greatest, and grizzly genre offerings. Up-and-coming auteurs of the arcane and unknown. Audiences will gasp and be amazed and appalled. Panic Fest is the pinnacle of genre festivals featuring over 70+ films and we are proud to bring you our short film showcase and feature film announcements along with some special guest appearances and podcasts!

FEATURE FILM LINEUP: panicfilmfest.com/schedule

After Midnight (Guest TBA); Artik; Beyond the Woods (with Brayden DeMorest-Purdy and Nina Werewka); Blood on Her Name; Blood Quantum; The Cleansing Hour; Color Out of Space; The Dare; December Vol. 1 (with AJ Bowen and Dominic Saxl); Disappearance at Clifton Hill; Eat Brains Love (with Rodman Flender); Extra Ordinary; Evil Dead 4K (Hosted by Film Society KC); Frozen 10th Anniversary (with Adam Green and Joe Lynch Movie Crypt Podcast Live); Greenlight; Hardware (NC-17) (with Joe Lynch and Nightmare Junkhead); James Vs His Future Self; Kindred Spirits (Guest TBA); The Lodge; A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio; The New End; The Other Lamb; The Perished (with Paddy Murphy and Joe Lynch); Puppet Killer (with Lisa Ovies); Porno; The Room; Rock, Paper and Scissors; Rot (with Beth Crudele); Scare Package (with Aaron B. Koontz); Sea Fever; The Soul Conductor (with Mikhail Kurbatov); Swallow; The Swerve (with Dean Kapsalis and Tommy Minnix); Two Heads Creek; Uncle Peckerhead (World Premiere – with Matthew John Lawrence); VFW (Hosted by Fangoria); VHYes (Hosted by Forever Bogus and Magnetic Magic Rentals); The Vice Guide to Bigfoot (Zachary Lamplugh and Brain Emond); To Your Last Death (with Jim Cirile)

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE PROGRAMMING: panicfilmfest.com/shorts

PREVIEW NIGHT BLOCK (Jan 23)

Allergic Overreaction; Black Mass; Best Friends Forever; She Must Vanish; The Unseen; Merger

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE BLOCK #1 (Jan 25)

Night of the Shooter; Let Me Play; Hellevate; Night Crawl; See You On the Other Side; Amber; Pepper; Imagine a World; Feeder

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE BLOCK #2 (Jan 25)

Lane 9; Go Back; Killer Confidence; Haunting of Pottersfield; Swipe; Night Owls; Here There Be Tygers; Hotel; Pathosis

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE BLOCK #3 (Jan 25)

Conspiracy Cruise; Safe States; Momma Don’t Go; Buffalo & Trout; Daughter of Dismay; A Noise That Carries; Mateo; The Burden; The Animator

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Adam Green (Hatchet Franchise, Frozen); Joe Lynch (Mayhem, Point Blank Remake); AJ Bowen (You’re Next, Frontier, Deathcember); Rebekah McKendry (All the Creatures Were Stirring); John Pata (Dead Weight, Gags the Clown, Pity); Rodman Flender (Director Eat Brains Love); and many more – over 100 filmmakers and special guests!

PODCAST SHOWS:
– The Movie Crypt Live (Fangoria with special guests)
– Nightmare University (Fangoria with AJ Bowen)
– Generation Why Podcast + Crimelines (with Gangland Wire podcast)
– Cult Podcast (true crime comedy)
– Nightmare Junkhead (90’s Nightmare with Joe Lynch)

Tickets are on sale now: panicfilmfest.com/tickets

“Without a doubt one of the best genre film festivals that caters to both the horror and filmmaker crowd. One of the best experiences I’ve had. If you submit to this one make it your number one priority to attend!” Al Lougher – The Dollmaker (Short Film)

“A fantastic experience. A great line-up of features and shorts that has a little bit of something for everyone. The venue is one of the best to see your film play in, and the community of film lovers that came out to see the film was just spectacular. I highly recommend you attend/submit/follow Panic Fest. This fest is a true gem!” Sam Vinal – Chickens (Short Film)

ABOUT SCREENLAND ARMOUR: Historic Screenland Armour, in the heart of North Kansas City, is where Panic Fest calls home. It might not be a haunted house, but it is a local treasure that screens new releases and classics all year round. Local and national beer. Grilled cheese galore. And lots, and lots of gore. Screenland and Panic Fest. A match made in Heaven. Or Hell.

More Details: panicfilmfest.com/attend
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Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)