Celebrating its 10th year, the Panic Film Festival kicks off on April 28th at the historic Screenland Armour Theatre in Kansas City, MO. This year’s lineup boasts 30+ features and 50+ short films including Lovecraftian found-footage, rage zombie bloodbaths, and good old-fashioned witchcraft.
Kicking off the festival is a special 20th-anniversary screening of Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep with The Last Drive-In‘s Joe Bob Briggs and Darcy The Mail Girl. Nightmare on Film Street will be there as well to host the 30th-anniversary screening of Sleepwalkers. And stick around afterward for a live podcast recording with director Mick Garris!
Below are 10 movies you absolutely do not want to miss at Panic Fest 2022. If you’re in the Kansas City, MO area, Come watch horror movies and sing karaoke with us! Can’t make it? Grab yourself a virtual badge and fest from the comfort of your couch. Visit panicfilmfest.com to purchase tickets and don’t forget to use the promo code NOFS20 for 20% off tickets, passes, and virtual badges.
Written & Directed by Gaspar Noe (Climax)
“Two actresses, Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg, are on a film set telling stories about witches – but that’s not all. ‘Lux Æterna’ is also an essay on cinema, the love of film, and on-set hysterics.”
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Written by Jed Shepherd, Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage
Directed by Rob Savage (Host)
“Dashcam follows two friends on a fucked-up horror road trip as they livestream the most terrifying night of their lives. The film stars Annie (Annie Hardy) and Stretch (Amar Chadha-Patel); former bandmates and friends, who find themselves transporting a frail elderly woman out of town Angela (Angela Enahoro).”
Read Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of DashcamHERE
“Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert.”
Written & Directed by Spider One
“A group of artist’s lives become unwittingly entangled as their obsessions and insecurities manifest monsters, demons and death.”
Written & Directed by Oh-Seung Kwon
“A serial killer, Squid Game star, Wi Ha-Jun, ruthlessly hunts down a deaf woman through the streets of South Korea after she witnesses his brutal crime.”
Read Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of MidnightHERE
Pennywise: The Story of IT
Directed by John Campopiano & Chris Griffiths
“A documentary surrounding It (1990), based upon the Stephen King novel of the same name, which featured a notorious villain known mostly as Pennywise.”
Written & Directed by Rob Jabbaz
“A young couple trying to reunite amid a city ravaged by a plague that turns its victims into deranged, bloodthirsty sadists.”
Read Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of The SadnessHERE
Written by Brandon Bassham
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger)
“In a crude parody of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, Prospero lures a boatload of pharmaceutical executives to Tromaville, New Jersey.”
Read Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of #ShakespearesShitstorm HERE
Written by Chloe Okuno & Zack Ford
Directed by Chloe Okuno
“A young woman moves into a new apartment with her fiancé only to be tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in an adjacent building.”
Read Nightmare on Film Street’s full review of WatcherHERE
Written by Stephen King
Directed by Mick Garris
“A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.”
Followed by a live Nightmare on Film Street podcast recording with director Mick Garris!
Panic Fest kicks off April 28 at the Screenland Armour Theatre in Kansas City, MO. Visit panicfilmfest.com to purchase tickets and don’t forget to use the promo code NOFS20 for 20% off tickets, passes, and virtual badges. Come watch horror movies and sing karaoke with us! It’s gonna be a bloody good time.
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