Panic Fest: ABRUPTIO Brings the Voices of Sid Haig, Jordan Peele, James Marsters, Robert Englund and More to Kansas City

Abruptio Brings Puppets to Panic Fest
Puppet Horror Film Screens Next in Kansas City
Featuring the Voices of James Marsters, Jordan Peele,
Hana Mae Lee, Robert Englund, Sid Haig,
Christopher McDonald & Rich Fulcher
Screens April 15th at Screenland Armour
Streaming April 19 to April 23, 2023

“A trippy, gory puppet horror masterpiece” — 1428 Elm

“A fever dream, Abruptio weaves in stylistic touches from 1970s horror cinema and manga” — Fanboy Planet

“Audacious, charming, and full of macabre humor” — Horror DNA

HellBent Pictures is excited to announce the next screening of Evan Marlowe’s life-sized puppet horror Abruptio at Panic Fest, Kansas City’s celebrated film festival now in its 10th year at the historic Screenland Theater. Comedy, mystery, blood, A-List voices, action, and puppets combine in the first-of-its-kind surrealistic horror/thriller.

Abruptio features the voice talents of James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect), Jordan Peele (Nope), Christopher McDonald (The Faculty), Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Darren Darnborough (“True Blood”), Rich Fulcher (“Rick and Morty”), and the iconic Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) in one of his final roles.

After years in production, Abruptio is screening at festivals around the world. The film will next screen in a hybrid format at Panic Fest: in person on April 15 and streaming virtually April 19 to April 23.

Saturday, April 15, 2023
1:30 PM CDT
Screenland Armour
408 North Armour Rd.
North KC, MO 64116

Les Hackel hates his life. He works a dead-end job, was just dumped by his high-maintenance girlfriend, and still lives with his nagging mom. One night, he discovers a fresh incision behind his neck. His friend Danny tells him it’s a bomb, that someone has implanted one in his neck, too. And then the messages start coming in, forcing Les to carry out missions with deadly results. Les is partnered up with a series of oddball characters to commit heinous tasks. The violence escalating around him, Les pieces together the clues that reveal the horrific plans to breed a monstrous race of beings.

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