Film Fest

Welcome and prepare to be amazed… shocked… terrified and even horrified.

This is not intended for the ill or weak of heart and if you are easily offended,,, we recommend that

this part of the event may not be… shall we say… for you! Children under 18 are not allowed into the movie room without parent or guardian present at all times. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND CHILDREN UNDER 12 WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ALL AS EVEN IF YOU ARE COOL WITH IT… OTHERS FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT KIDS PRESENT IN FILMS THAT COULD BE “R” OR WORSE. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER PEOPLES FEELINGS TOWARD THIS… THESE FILMS ARE NOT FOR KIDS.




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Crypticon KC movie rooms are intended for those 18+, our movies have adult content in them, such as violence, mature content, language, partial nudity not intended for children. We ask that you respect the decision to make those rooms 18+ excluding the kids movie times on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 2:05 PM as listed as follows.

For the Kids and all ages we are watching Saturday Only and are not part of the film festival via the Creepy Kids Double Feature Matinee showing “War of the Gragantuans” at 11:30 AM & ” Godzilla’s Monster Island” 1:00PM


(these films are only being viewed and no other admission is being charged or billed as all rights are reserved to their rightful property owners and are free for con goers to be used as open discussion if desired per spectators).

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Here are the Cryptic Award Winners and Kansas City Premieres Exclusive to Crypticon

All films being shown or used with full consent to show per their rightful owners and are presented as winners as follows: Or are being shown as awarded and are for fan driven discussions for Q&A with actors or actresses whom played within… Celebrity Guest attending the film festival.

All selection will get shown within the event and some will become Cryptic Award Winner… What do you got!

Cryptic Award given to be announced after Film Festival as a few of the category winners will be picked by audience participation! Awards ceremony will be at 3:00PM Sunday in the same room as films played in. 

OK here are all the runners up… The winners for each will be announced Sunday at 3:00PM see you there.

Film Festival, Demo & Panel Room
Friday  Title/Short Category Director Running Time
5:30PM The Law of Sodom Most Shocking Indie Short James Quinn 21:14
6:00PM A Resting Place Best Indie Horror Short Shawn Bretton 17:19
6:20PM Mute Goriest Indie Horror Short Kyle Greenburg 5:11
6:30PM Family Covenant Best Indie Horror Short Amanda Peck 55:35
7:30PM Daughter of the Lake Most Shocking Indie Short Ozlem Altıngoz 15:00
7:45PM The Creeps Most Unique Indie Horror Short Mollie Fitzgeral 16:46
8:00PM The Madame in Black Best Indie Horror Short Jarno Vinsencius 23:50
8:30PM The Eve Best Indie Horror Short Yuri Missoni 20:24
9:00PM Hada Best Indie Horror Short Tony Morales 9:00
9:15PM The Dead Bodies in #223 Most Shocking Indie Short Jason Hoover  20:00
Saturday Title/Feature Category Director Running Time
12:30PM Psycho Magnet Most Unique Indie Horror Feature Anne Paul 1:36:00
2:00PM Who’s Watching Oliver Best Indie Horror Feature Raimund Huber 1:27:00
3:30PM Brute Sanity Best Sci Fi Masterpiece Feature Sam Vanivray 1:21:41
5:00PM Residue Most Shocking Horror Feature Rusty Nixon 1:23:00
6:30PM Q&A with Director & Producer Bonus Discussion R. Nixon & J. Clayton 30 min
7:00PM Attack of the Leaderhozen Zombies Goriest Indie Horror Feature Dominik Hartl 1:18:00
Sunday Horror & More Panels Category
1:00PM Susanne Lambdin & Crystal Conner Women Writing in Horror 45 Min
2:00PM BellaDonna’s Cupboard Hollywood Make Up FX Demo 45 Min
3:00PM Film Festival Winners Cryptic Awards 45 Min


The first event premier and first selection runner for a Cryptic Award! Possible choice for “Goriest Indie Horror Feature Cryptic Award Winner” !

If you are a fan of films like “Shawn of the Dead” or “Evil Dead 2”, then we feel you are gonna love this instant fan cult classic!

A major Cryptic Pick of 4 Star fun! Also gets a triple XXX on the gore meter!


Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Zombie action in the Alps: a group of young snowboarder is stuck in a remote mountain ski resort, where an all-night aprés-ski party soon turns into a hellish nightmare of zombie mayhem.

This movie falls into many categories and has many and is a the runner up for most original horror film Cryptic Award. This is a must see

via this Kansas City Premiere and we are excited to share its amazing madness with you!

Synopsis: RESIDUE tells the story of private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) who reads a book of sinister origins owned by a seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis) begins pursuit of Luke with his most truest henchmen Boston (Michael Matic) & Jacob (Costas Mandylor). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; pitting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love Monica (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls.

In an ensemble cast James is joined by Taylor Hickson (Deadpool, Twilight Storytellers: The Mary Alice Brandon File), Costas Mandylor (Saw Franchise, The Pledge, Picket Fences), Gemini Award nominated Matt Frewer (Orphan Black, Watchman, Max Headroom), Elysia Rotaru (Arrow, Girl House, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Blaine Anderson (Scary Movie 4, Final Destination 5, Hot Tub Time Machine) and William B. Davis (The X Files, Continuum, The Tall Man). RESIDUE is written and directed by Rusty Nixon. 

Directed by Rusty Nixon

Produced by James Clayton

Run Time 1hr 23 min

And the first short film choice for a possible Cryptic Award!


Director Biography

Tony Morales was born on February 25, 1988 in Malaga, Spain. When he was 20 years old he moved to Madrid to enter the world of Television. He studied interpretation at Estudio Interactivo and film directing at IES La Arboleda. He has been working in TV shows, commercials and videoclips since then. Hada is his second short-movie

And the first short film choice for a possible Cryptic Award!
The Dead Bodies In #223
  Bill (Nate Coulombe) was only looking for companionship. Someone to talk to, someone to connect with. Instead, he finds himself trapped in a situation he may never escape. Desperate to keep his secret from the world, Bill is forced to do things he never imagined he could. Bill will stop at nothing to make sure no one ever finds out about The Dead Bodies In #223.
Nate Coulombe
Dustin Wade Hoke
Frankie McKay
Sabrina Sharp
Ellie Church
Jason Hoover
Bobby Easley
From JABB Pictures and Horror Wasteland Pictures

Festival Location – Movie rooms are on the Main Floor of the Civic arena as shown upon map within program.

Important Information – MOVIES/FILM FEST (18+)*After Film Festival Fun Continues


Phenious- The Clown Hosted VIP party and Movie Room

Warning to Public – Many of the films we play contain adult content, and show violence, blood, nudity, etc. Most of the films are either rated R, or are unrated. Because of this, both of the movies rooms are 18+. Children are only allowed if they are with a parent or guardian, and are not allowed to be left alone. If you or your child may find this kind of content offensive or not appropriate, do not bring them to the Movie Rooms. We are not responsible for, and will not be monitoring if a child is in the movie room without a guardian. We are not a movie theater nor child care provider.

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Pre Festival Family Fun for all ages we are watching and are not part of the film festival via the


(these films are only being viewed and no other admission is being charged or billed as all rights are reserved to their rightful property owners and are free for con goers to be used as open discussion if desired per spectators).

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