Hey everyone! With this writer heading out to Austin for Fantastic Fest 2018 recently, the second installment of our Salute Your Shorts column for September is running a week behind, so my apologies there. But now that I’m back in the swing of things, we’ve got a brand new batch of genre-related short films that you should definitely check out, including Satan’s Bite from Dean Puckett, Let Her Go by director Arie Socorro, Karen Gillan’s Conventional (which she also stars in), and Can Evrenol’s To My Mother and Father, which inspired his latest feature Housewife, which comes out next week.

Satan’s Bite (Directed by Dean Puckett)

Synopsis: Dean Puckett’s devilish Straight 8 short Satan’s Bite sees an accused witch turn the tables on her capturers.

To My Mother and Father (Directed by Can Evrenol)

Synopsis: When Jimmy is left alone in his house he discovers an old mask and decides to scare his parents upon their arrival home. Hiding in their bedroom closet he could not expect what he would see and the terror that would overtake their lives.  

Conventional (Directed by Karen Gillan)

Synopsis: A horror film actress deals with her fall from stardom.

Let Her Go (Directed by Arie Socorro)

Synopsis: In an act of jealousy, David hits his young bride demanding to know who’s the guy calling over the phone on their wedding night. Little does he know that his wife hides a secret so dark and dangerous that once it’s out nothing can ever be the same.

  • 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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