The Mexican Supernatural: Migration in Historical Reverse

  • Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodríguez


Eljaiek-Rodríguez analyzes the work of two iconic directors of Mexican horror cinema: Guillermo del Toro and Carlos Enrique Taboada. Selected films of these directors are read as complex systems of migrated images coming from diverse traditions. The author studies how del Toro’s films become migrating pieces in a global distribution circuit, as well as how Taboada’s films acquire physical and temporal mobility in local spaces. A discussion of the mobilization of cannibalism into the Mexican horror context concludes the chapter.


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

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