The Migration and Politics of Monsters in Latin American Cinema

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
    Pages 25-65
  3. Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
    Pages 67-113
  4. Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
    Pages 209-222
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-231

About this book


The Migration and Politics of Monsters in Latin America proposes a cinematic cartography of contemporary Latin American horror films that take up the idea of the American continent as a space of radical otherness, or monstrosity, and use it for political purposes. The book explores how Latin American film directors migrate foreign horror tropes to create cinematographic horror hybrids that reclaim and transform monstrosity as a form of historical rewriting. By emphasizing the specificities of the Latin American experience, this book contributes to broad scholarship on horror cinema, at the same time connecting the horror tradition with contemporary discussions on violence, migration, fear of immigrants, and the rewriting of colonial discourses.


Transnational Cinema Migration Cinematic Cartography Latin American Horror Latin American Gothic

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
    • 1
  1. 1.The New School of AtlantaAtlanta, GAUSA

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