GUILLERMO DEL TORO: FROM MEXICO TO THE WORLD
by ORQUIDEA MORALES / STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, OLD WESTBURY
Horror, like many other genres, is well known for its auteurs. If you want zombies, you can turn to George Romero. If you want body horror, then watch some David Cronenberg or Lucio Fulci. When discussing Latinx and Latin American horror the conversation revolves around a few directors. Particularly, one name always comes up first, Guillermo del Toro. In this column, I think through the work of this auteur centering the question: what is the relationship between the U.S. and Latin America when it comes to Latinx horror films?