A few months ago, one of the topics discussed on a "Horrigins" episode of Corpse Club was that there are a lot of amazing short films out there, but it can be hard for fans to keep up with all of the content that gets released over time. With that in mind, this writer thought it would be fun to turn the spotlight onto the short format horrors on the internet once a month with our new column series, Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts.

For our second installment, we have quite the variety of shorts for your enjoyment, including Your Date is Here from Todd Spence and Zak White, the perfect tribute to everyone’s favorite cuddly creatures in Gremlins: Recall, the award-winning short Dawn of the Deaf, and Zena S. Dixon’s Night of the Witch.

Your Date is Here (Directed by Todd Spence & Zak White): After dusting off an old Mystery Date-style board game, a mother and daughter realize the game holds more evil than amusement.


Gremlins: Recall (Directed by Ryan Patrick): A company by the name of Wing has created Mogwais that can be adopted as family pets with no ill consequences -- or so they thought. Tiny terror is unleashed at a local diner when a teenage girl interferes with a Wing driver's live cargo.


Dawn of the Deaf (Directed by Rob Savage): When a strange sound wipes out the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive.


Night of the Witch (Directed by Zena S. Dixon): A soldier fights something he was never trained for.

Available to watch for free on Amazon Video.

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.