From Nikyatu Jusu's "Suicide by Sunlight" to Andrew Thomas Huang's "Flesh Nest," our Halloween playlist, in partnership with NOWNESS, will have you feeling some type of way. Be warned, it's not for the faint of heart, but for all you twisted minds, it will be a fun watch.

Head over to NOWNESS to see the whole list. But first, check out our little teaser below, edited by our own Creative Editor Maria Alvarez, to see just what you're in for.

“Deep Tissue” directed by Meredith Alloway

“Flesh Nest” directed by Andrew Thomas Huang

“Kaya” directed by Catherine Fordham

“Scenes: Techno Goth” directed by Joseph Delaney

“Skintight” directed by Ciara Boniface

“Suicide by Sunlight” directed by Nikyatu Jusu

“Tickle Monster” directed by Remi Weekes

“Waffle” directed by Carlyn Hudson

María Alvarez


María Alvarez is an internationally recognized Cuban-Dutch filmmaker. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BFA in Film & Television Production in May 2019. Her passions are centered on raising awareness for diverse female stories about sexuality, identity, and coming of age. Her films have screened at dozens of festivals such as the Los Angeles Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival, won awards from institutions such as Google, and screened in museums like MoMA. Her short film, "Backpedals", screened at the 2018 Festival de Cannes in the Court Métrage and was a finalist in the 2018 Horizon Awards, an all-female Sundance sponsored fellowship. She is a YoungArts alumna and is featured on the 2018 YBCA 100 List. She worked as a Director’s Assistant to Benedict Andrews on Seberg, starring Kristen Stewart and shot by Rachel Morrison. She is in the festival circuit with her senior thesis film, "Party of Two", which premiered at Outfest Fusion. She is currently the Creative Editor at FREE THE WORK, the global talent discovery platform for underrepresented creators founded by director, Alma Har’el.
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