Hello, readers! Welcome back for another installment of Daily Dead’s Salutes Your Shorts column, where we celebrate horror-centric short-form storytelling from all over the world. For our first April short film round-up, we have on tap Frigid by Joe Kicak (which any new moms out there might appreciate), Mulberry Night by the Mountain North Pictures collaborative, and Nick Hagen’s very timely Selfie.


Frigid (Directed by Joe Kicak)

Synopsis: Exhausted by her newborn, a first-time mother's home becomes a trap as her husband's sinister intentions emerge.

Mulberry Night (Directed by Mountain North Pictures)

Synopsis: Mulberry Night is our first horror short film which follows John who lives in a suburban neighborhood with his girlfriend Gina. Gina is working the night shift and John has the house to himself and the events that unravel are eerie and scary to say the least.

Selfie (Directed by Nick Hagen)

Synopsis: An iPhone horror short film.

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for, and was previously a featured writer at and where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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