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‘The Passenger’ is a fun twist on on extraterrestrial survival [Panic Fest 2022]
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5 months ago

‘The Passenger’ is a fun twist on on extraterrestrial survival [Panic Fest 2022]

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Reading the synopsis doesn’t give one much to go on as far as what to expect when sitting down to enjoy The Passenger (Spanish title: La Pasajera). The tagline, “Don’t …
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‘Watcher’ is an intense and beautifully shot slow burn [Panic Fest 2022]
7.3
5 months ago

‘Watcher’ is an intense and beautifully shot slow burn [Panic Fest 2022]

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The premise of Watcher is simple: A young couple, Julia (Maika Monroe) and Francis (Karl Glusman), moves into a new apartment in a new country. Shortly after, Julia begins to …
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‘The Sadness’ is unrelentingly vicious and triumphantly gory [Panic Fest 2022]
7.5
5 months ago

‘The Sadness’ is unrelentingly vicious and triumphantly gory [Panic Fest 2022]

As horror fans, we often turn to the genre, whether we realize it or not, to help process some of our hardest feelings. We use these films to safely imagine …
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‘Crabs!’ is big, dumb, bloody fun from start to finish [Panic Fest 2022]
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5 months ago

‘Crabs!’ is big, dumb, bloody fun from start to finish [Panic Fest 2022]

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Sometimes a horror movie exists exclusively to be an over-the-top, ridiculous good time. There’s no deeper message and no real attempt to move people emotionally–just creators having a good time …
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Panic Fest 2022: Julie’s Top Picks For The Festival’s 10th Year
5 months ago

Panic Fest 2022: Julie’s Top Picks For The Festival’s 10th Year

This year brings us the 10th annual occurrence of Panic Film Fest. This horror and sci-fi genre festival has been a staple of the Kansas City, MO film scene for …
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‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]
5.8
1 year ago

‘Duncan’ is a right-wing road trip full of absurd comedy and conspiracy [Panic Fest 2021]

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For a movie about lizard people and pizza shop conspiracies, there’s a surprising amount of truth that can be found in John Valley’s far-right spoof, Duncan. Named after the film’s would-be protagonist, …
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Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]
6.3
1 year ago

Dark Fairy Tale ‘The Blazing World’ is Visually Striking and Ambitious [Panic Fest 2021]

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First time directors on limited budgets don’t often get as ambitious as Carlson Young does with The Blazing World, and I would imagine they certainly don’t do so during global …
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‘Vicious Fun’ is a shocking, surprising, and downright delightful horror-comedy standout [Panic Fest 2021]
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1 year ago

‘Vicious Fun’ is a shocking, surprising, and downright delightful horror-comedy standout [Panic Fest 2021]

Vicious Fun opens with a playful exchange between a filmmaker and a horror journalist. The filmmaker defends creative decisions he’s made in the past as being done in the spirit …
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Panic Fest 2021: Luke’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival
1 year ago

Panic Fest 2021: Luke’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival

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Another year, another Panics Fest.

The ever-expanding and always entertaining genre festival returns with more horror than your eyes can contain. Short films, feature films, panels, Q&As, and more will …
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Panic Fest 2021: Julie’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival
2 years ago

Panic Fest 2021: Julie’s top 5 picks from the breakout horror festival

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In January of 2020, Kansas City’s Panic Film Fest was one of the last in person events I attended before the world shut down. We could not have imagined, at …
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