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Wicked Shorts 2018

  • CinemaSalem 1 E India Square Mall Salem, MA United States (map)

After 664 submissions from 61 countries the finalists for Wicked Shorts 2018 have been selected! Join Salem Horror Fest for a two hour showcase of short horror hosted by the Brooklyn hip hop goth collective Monsters On the Horizons.


Alfred J Hemlock 

Country: Australia
Director, Writer, Producer: Edward Lyons
Co-Writer: Melissa Lyons
Co-Producers: Lucas Newton, Robert Raymond

When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorised by the mysterious entity Alfred J Hemlock.


Blood Shed 

Country: United Kingdom
Director: James Moran
Writer, Producer: Cat Davies

Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts to build his dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood. As the body count rises, and the shed’s ferocious appetite grows, Jack is faced with a horrifying dilemma.


A Father's Day           

Country: United Kingdom
Director, Writer: Mat Johns
Producer: Chris Lane

Today is special. Apocalypse or not.

Unexpectedly reunited with his daughter amongst the ruins of the world as they knew it, a father is determined to make this day special, even if they are already dead.



Country: Hungary
Director, Writer: Miklós Felvidéki
Producer: József Fülöp

A petty thief takes shelter in a rundown apartment building to hide from the policeman chasing him. But none of them expects what awaits them inside...



Country: Brazil
Director, Writer: Joel Caetano
Producer: Mariana Zani

Holy Saturday is a day of burning the Judas Doll ... do you have courage?


Night Crosser

Country: Canada
Director, Writer, Producer: Kevin Landry

A strange Romanian trying to enter Canada is confronted by an overzealous custom officer and his curiously cooperative colleague.

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Country: United Kingdom
Director, Writer: Ethan Evans, Sean Toshach
Producer: Jack Tebb

A secluded young boy unintentionally enters the magical world of his television, only to discover a darker truth to the happy facade.


Trauma Industries 

Country: France
Director, Writer, Producer: Jethro Massey
Co-Producer: Kévin Rousseau

It’s a big day for Joseph, his family is taking him on a trip to the Smile-Rite® toy factory for his twelfth birthday. And everybody knows that when you turn twelve, that’s when you become a man…

Trauma Industries is a science fiction film set in a 1950s propaganda inspired dystopia. Shot on 35mm, the film was made only using the techniques of the era.



Director: Michael Oshins
Writer: Kevin Kennelly
Producer: Ken Morris

It’s Halloween and Wendy doesn’t have anything to wear. She must rely on her own ingenuity and help from her imaginary friends to make a costume and join the other kids for Trick-Or-Treating.


What Is Hidden in Snow

Country: France
Director, Writer: Loïc Gaillard
Producer: Jonathan Hazan

From the moment he found out about his wife's infidelity, Alexandre, 35 years old started to dwell on his wrath. He is obsessed by one single idea : to kill her to make her pay for her betrayal. At his wit's end he goes to Simile's office, a company that will help him make his project come true...


What Metal Girls Are Into 

Country: USA
Director, Writer, Producer: Laurel Vail

Three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.

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