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Join us as we bring the Panic! to Kansas City. Held in the historic Screenland Armour theater our film festival features 12-15 horror, thriller and sci-fi films. Bringing you films weeks in advance - some of the films we debuted in previous festivals include Elijah Wood’s Maniac remake, Flight of the Conchords' What We Do in the Shadows, Dark Was the Night and many more. In addition to our feature film lineup we also host a short film showcase that attendees vote for the best of fest. This year we are adding live podcasts to the fest along with Q&A sessions. Take a break from the action and check out some of our amazing vendors in the loft. 

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS  LaQuinta | Harrah’s Casino | Marriot AT Briarcliff

THEATER LOCATION  Screenland Armour | 408 North Armour Rd. North KC, MO 64116


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Bring a part of the Panic home with some gnarly t-shirts and stickers. Relive your trips to the VHS store with our Rotten Rentals Creepy Kid VHS pack filled with horror goodies, vintage trading cards. Grab some mini buttons and pin them to your shirt, your jacket or your grim reaper robe. Whatever you do help us spread the word and celebrate the Panic! 

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Do you have the guts to survive the cut? Want to share your short horror films with a rabid fan base? Unleash your film at Panic Fest! We are now accepting short films under 20 minutes for consideration in our 2017 Short Film Showcase. Horror, thriller, comic, sci-fi hell even your best furry snuff films will be considered. But we doubt they get chosen. See how you can be part of the Panic!

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Introducing "Ready / Set / Horror" - our short film challenge. We lay out the guidelines and you create the most imaginative short possible. Only 15 slots are available so claim your spot now!

THANK YOU SPONSORS