Panic Fest Announces 2018 Live Events and Programming


The 6th annual Panic Film Fest, a three day celebration of new, independent horror films, live events and vendors returns Jan. 26-28th, 2018 at Screenland Armour Theatre in Kansas City, MO. 

Building on the incredible success of last year, they are excited to welcome special guests Directors Adam Green and Joe Lynch hosting a live edition of their popular podcast, The Movie Crypt, The Generation Why? Podcast which delves into the macabre of true crime in a presentation style live event. 

In addition to these special events, for the first time they are introducing awards including; Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Short Film and Audience Choice Feature Film. 

"We are thrilled to reveal the film line-up for 2018, as we were bombarded with exciting new films from all over the world. We truly believe this is the most solid film line-up we've had to date" said Adam Roberts, co-founder of the festival and owner of Screenland Armour. 

This years festival will feature over 20+ new Horror, Thriller and Science Fiction films as well as two short film showcases. 

"We really wanted to take a big step forward in becoming the forefront for emerging films and filmmakers in these genres." said Tim KC Canton, co-founder of the festival and founder of

In addition to the films, the festival features vendors from all over the country with the Phantom Podcast Network hosted live events. The 2018 Panic Film Festival runs from Jan. 26 - 28th 2018 at Screenland Armour Theatre in Kansas City, MO. 

Panic Fest is sponsored by Screenland Theaters, Downright Creepy, Boulevard Brewing Company, IFC Midnight and Film Society KC.

Full Festival Information can be found at

After months of planning they are proud to announce their 2018 line-up! Expect a couple more films to be added later this week! Checkout their full list of programming below and BUY TICKETS HERE.


Lowlife (Special Guest: Director Ryan Prows + TBA)

The Cured

Mom and Dad

Mohawk (Special Guest: Director Ted Geoghegan)



They Remain (Special Guest: TBA)

Scary Stories (Documentary)

Vidar the Vampire

Death Shack

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Ruin Me

Mayhem (Special Guest: Joe Lynch)

Victor Crowley (Special Guest: Adam Green)


Midnighters (Special Guests: TBA)

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Short Film Showcase Block #1

Short Film Showcase Block #2


The Movie Crypt Podcast (Adam Green & Joe Lynch)

Generation Why Podcast

Nightmare Junkhead

Pumpkinhead Comic Q&A (Kyle Strahm & Cullen Bunn)