Happy Us Weekend, everyone! I know most horror fans are going to be headed to their local theaters to see the latest from Jordan Peele (and for good reason, because it is awesome!), but if you’re looking to indulge in even more genre-centric storytelling, we have another installment of Salutes Your Shorts on tap, with a quartet of female-led short films for you to enjoy.

First up is the vamp-tastic V from Jimmy Dean, and then we have The Misplaced by Alex DiVincenzo, Parker Brennon’s Below the Trees, and then we wrap up with the super fun The Worst Planet on Earth from Joe and Lloyd Stas.

V (Directed by Jimmy Dean)

Synopsis: A sixteen-year-old vampire begins to reconsider her past relationships.

The Misplaced (Directed by Alex DiVincenzo)

Synopsis: A young woman unwittingly discovers why things have been going missing around the house in The Misplaced.

Below the Trees (Directed by Parker Brennon)

Synopsis: In this prelude to a feature-length film, a young woman inherits her grandmother's rural estate but soon meets an unsettling neighbor with malevolent intentions.

The Worst Planet on Earth (Directed by Joe and Lloyd Stas)

Synopsis: Trapped in the future after humanity has become extinct, Penny the astronaut attempts to find a way home alongside her new best friend, a useless wizard named Cola.

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    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.