Panic Fest 2023: Get an Inside Look at ‘Renfield’ Before We Unleash the Evil at Panic Fest

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Evil doesn’t span eternity without a little help.  We will be bringing the evil to Panic Fest 2023 with an early screening of Renfield from Universal Pictures! Grab tickets to our screening by getting a festival pass and check out the featurette below. Our in-person fest takes place April 13-19 at Screenland Armour in North Kansas City and our virtual fest occurs April 14 – 23 on Eventive and Gather.

In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula played by Nicolas CageRenfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.

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Renfield is directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series), based on an original idea by The Walking Dead and ‘Invincible’ creator Robert Kirkman

The film co-stars Awkwafina (The Farewell, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty) and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus) and Emmy winner and Oscar® nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog).

‘Renfield’ is produced by Skybound Entertainment partners Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead, Invincible), co-presidents Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) and Sean Furst (Daybreakers) and by Chris McKay. McKay’s producing partner Samantha Nisenboim (co-producer, The Tomorrow War) will executive produce.

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