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Caribbean Monsters: Gothic Migrants in the “Hot-Lands”

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
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Abstract

Eljaiek-Rodríguez analyzes how the figures of the vampire and the zombie (the undead) are used in horror cinema of the Caribbean. Considering that the cannibal and the zombie are figures created by Europeans in Caribbean contexts, the author analyzes how contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican horror films reappropriate them. This reappropriation is read as a way directors suggest the complexities of historical and political events relevant to Cuba and Puerto Rico. Through this analysis, the author problematizes the colonial principle in which the hot-lands of the Caribbean are synonymous with Otherness and barbarism.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez
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  1. 1.The New School of AtlantaAtlantaUSA

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