Happy Friday, readers! Our bi-monthly Salutes Your Shorts series took a bit of a summer vacation over the last few months, but we’re back today with a new batch of killer horror shorts that you should definitely check out just as soon as you can.

First up is The Stylist from Jill Gevargizian, who is currently crowdfunding her first feature film based on this short (you can find out more details about that HERE), and without a doubt, she’s a filmmaker who has continued to show great promise as a visual storyteller over the last several years.

Also on tap for today’s installment of Salutes Your Shorts is The Wolf Who Came to Dinner from Jem Garrard and the psychological horrors of Max Silver’s Trunk Space.


The Stylist (Directed by Jill Gevargizian)

Synopsis: Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.

The Wolf Who Came to Dinner (Directed by Jem Garrard)

Synopsis: When Beatrice Barkley (Audrey Smallman), an 8 year old horror fanatic, sets out to prove that her mother's (Caroline Cave - Van Helsing) dinner date is a werewolf (Adrian Hough - Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), he must convince her she has nothing to fear.

Trunk Space (Directed by Max Silver)

Synopsis: Anna and Priss are on a road trip across a sun-soaked, desolate stretch of desert when Anna decides to pick up a mysterious hitchhiker by the side of the road, a decision Priss disagrees with. The hitchhiker both sparks Anna's interest and incurs Priss's annoyance, and the trio constantly negotiate ever shifting undercurrents of intrigue and hostility. But as the conversation unfolds -- and the hitchhiker acts strangely -- the pair begin to wonder if the man they've picked up has dangerous intentions.

  • 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.