Josh Morris’ BLISS OF EVIL nobly features queer characters and tackles issues of sexual assault, yet, its handling of those topics borders on one-dimensional.
Panic Fest has always been admirably dedicated to promoting the work of first-time and repeat filmmakers alike through their short film offerings – many of whom will go on to produce features that we will all come to love in the years to follow. In celebration of that eventuality, here are ten highlights from Panic Fest’s 2023 batch of short films from up-and-coming genre filmmakers.
Produced over the course of a decade and filmed via DIY motion capture technology in the filmmakers’ own home, AGATHA is an incredible artistic achievement that blends live action, fine arts, and classic animation techniques.
While exploring a decrepit and abandoned facility, an auspicious photographer faces off against her traumatic past in John Pata's BLACK MOLD.
Universal Pictures’ new Dracula horror-comedy "Renfield," starring Emmy nominee Nicholas Hoult as Renfield and Oscar winner Nicolas Cage as The Prince of Darkness, kicks off the 11th annual Panic Fest on Thursday, April 13, at Screenland Armour Theatre in Kansas City, MO.