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Panic Fest 2020 Announces Feature Films & Special Guests

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 2020 is happening between January 23rd and 30th, 2020.

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.

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 [Featured Image]
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)
75 mins
Allergic Overreaction
Black Mass
Best Friends Forever
She Must Vanish
The Unseen
Merger

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE BLOCK #1 (Jan 25)
90 mins
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)
90 mins
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)
90 mins
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

Will you be attending Panic Fest 2020 next month? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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