PANICS, or P.A.N.I.C.S., an acronym for People Acting Normal In Crazy-Ass Situations, is a comic science fiction mini-series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and released in 2005.
The series was produced primarily by using the machinima technique of synchronizing video footage from computer and video games to pre-recorded dialogue and other audio. The series was produced at the request of Monolith Productions as part of a tie-in with the "Director's Edition" of F.E.A.R. First Encounter Assault Recon, which the Rooster Teeth team used to produce the series. The mini-series consists of five episodes. Four of these have been released on the Rooster Teeth website, and one — episode 0, a prequel — ships exclusively with the F.E.A.R. Director's Edition DVD.
The story centers on a newcomer to "Bravo Team," a special military group formed to battle supernatural enemies. As the series begins, Bravo Team has been sent into a military facility at night to investigate the reports of paranormal activity from within. This is a parody of the main scenario used in F.E.A.R..
|Media and Promotional Content|
|Media||Both Timelines||Alma Interviews • Dark Horse Comic Book|
|Monolith Timeline||DC Digital Comic • Armacham Field Guide|
|Non-Canon||F.E.A.R. "Making Of" Documentary • P.A.N.I.C.S.|
|Promotional Content||F.E.A.R. E3 • F.E.A.R. 2 Demo|