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Happy Friday, everyone! We have another installment of Daily Dead’s ongoing Salutes Your Shorts series, where we take a moment to celebrate the art of short-form genre storytelling. With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, it only seemed right to pay tribute to all the maternal figures out there with a trio of mommy-centric stories. First up, we have the horror comedy Happy Mother's Day, then Darion D’Anjou is delivering up some quickie scares with Mommy, and then we wrap everything up with Chad Cook’s Plucked.

Enjoy, and to all the horror-loving moms out there, we wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother's Day (Directed by Jon Kovel)

Synopsis: Never take your mother for granted.

Mommy (Directed by Darion D’Anjou)

Synopsis: Two young siblings experience extreme terror, when the person they look to for safety – their own mother – is the one after them.

Plucked (Directed by Chad Cook)

Synopsis: A mother's worst nightmare becomes reality when picking berries in a secluded forest.....

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 DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com 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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