Skip to main content
Image
Doña Diabla. Seduced by the female monsters of Latin American horror film
Doña Diabla. Seduced by the female monsters of Latin American horror film
Photo: Rafael Guajardo
Breadcrumb

Doña Diabla. Seduced by the female monsters of Latin American horror film

Research project

Short description

I aim to address, problematize and unpack the notion of the female monster in horror films produced in “Latin America.” I approach the configuration of “Latin American” “female” monsters from a critical standpoint that relies, mostly, on feminist and decolonial thought in order to understand the horrific ––and hence the permanent quotation marks around these terms. To this end, I draw from the larger frame of the Latin American exotic as monstrous and aim to examine the ways in which race, gender and class, among other intersections, inform and shape the depiction of the monstrous woman, mostly in features produced in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.