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Hello, dear readers! With Women in Horror Month in full swing now, I thought it made perfect sense to spend February celebrating a selection of stellar horror shorts all directed by female filmmakers.

For this first installment, we have a wide variety of shorts on tap, including Liz Drives by Australian director Mia'kate Russell, Michelle Hanson’s Gül Girl, Grammy from Jill Gevargizian (which had been recommended to me by my Horror BFF, Patrick Bromley, and I’m so glad I finally caught up with it), and we end today’s shorts with a bit of an unusual pick: Attraction by Emily Scaife.

Enjoy, and Happy Women in Horror Month!

Liz Drives (Directed by Mia'kate Russell)

Synopsis: For estranged sisters Liz and Ellie being a family has never been easy – but there are some horrors you create yourself.

Gül Girl (Directed by Michelle Hanson)

Synopsis: In the 1950s, the unmarried daughter of the town’s wealthiest man gave birth in the barn behind her house. Unbeknownst to her, her father had promised the baby to the church in exchange for the doctor’s silence. When the baby was born, the young woman was too weak to fight the men who stole her baby, and she died within a few hours. Legend has it that her spirit still searches the property for her missing baby. Today, three road-tripping friends find out why some ghost stories are nothing to joke about.

Grammy (Directed by Jill Gevargizian)

Synopsis: When a little girl wakes up from an overnight at her grandma's house, she discovers there may be more to Grammy than meets the eye.

Attraction (Directed by Emily Scaife)

Synopsis: Urges in the undergrowth. Erupting fungal fantasies. Bursting botanicals... the dust and desires of a tiny alternative universe. Imagining the sensations of attraction and pleasure in insects, and the seduction methods of the plants and fungi that beckon.

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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