Kansas City, MO / January 25-27, 2019 / panicfilmfest.com
Panic Fest may not have the profile of some other horror hubs, but it’s earning the right kind of attention. “This is truly a hidden gem,” says a panelist, “offering up wild audiences and a surprising number of attending moviemakers. Panic Fest embraces the DIY spirit and, in its sixth year, has proven that Middle America’s forgotten genre fans are hungry for quality films.” Co-founders Adam Roberts and Tim Canton offer a bloody banquet of advance showings and worthy indies seeking distribution homes, many shown multiple times to assure you can catch ’em all. In addition, there are live podcasts, vendors, and even vintage arcade games on hand to keep the blood flowing outside screenings and Q&As.