Happy Friday, everyone! I’m sure you’re just as relieved as I am that we’re just about to put another week behind us, and to get you ready to head into the weekend, Daily Dead has put together our installment of Salutes Your Shorts, serving up four different bites of frights that genre fans who enjoy short-form horrors definitely should get a kick out of.

First up is The Cat With Hands, which was recently brought to my attention via a tweet from none other than Guillermo del Toro, and when GDT says you should watch something, that means you should really check it out. Then, we have Avishai Weinberger’s Third Date, Polaroid from Lars Klevberg (who is directing the Child’s Play remake), and then we are rounding out this edition of Salutes Your Shorts with Alfred J Hemlock (which this writer had the pleasure of covering during the summer of 2017).


The Cat With Hands (Directed by Robert Morgan)

Synopsis: A short film about a bad pussy...

Third Date (Directed by Avishai Weinberger)

Synopsis: An insecure young woman with a secret goes on a date with a charming young man, and slowly falls into his supernatural trap.

POLAROID (Directed by Lars Klevberg)

Synopsis: Two girls are moving out after Sarah's mother has passed away. In the clearing they exploit an old Polaroid camera possessed by a dark past.

Alfred J. Hemlock (Directed by Edward Lyons)

Synopsis: When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorized by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock. After reaching the depths of her despair, she finds the strength that she never suspected she had.

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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