Justina Bonilla

Justina is a freelance journalist and writer specializing in Latino media, film history, horror, and Latin horror.

Latest Articles

Interview with the Directors of SATANIC HISPANICS: Mike Mendez, Alejandro Brugués, Eduardo Sánchez, Gigi Saul Guerrero, and Demián Rugna

Coming like a bat out of hell to theaters September 14th is the long-anticipated Latino anthology horror film Satanic Hispanics. Filmmakers Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!) and Alejandro Brugués (Juan of the Dead) spearhead this fun, yet creepy grindhouse-like horror adventure, combining their artistic forces with horror filmmakers Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Culture Shock), and Demián Rugna (Terrified). These five Latinos groundbreakers in horror bring their uniq

Corman/Poe: Interview with Author Chris Alexander

For over 60 years, the groundbreaking filmmaker Roger Corman and his six Edgar Allen Poe films that have continued to delight and impact generations of horror film fans, are being explored in in-depth interviews in the book Corman/Poe.

Corman/Poe by Chris Alexander catalogs the significance of these six iconic Poe films, with love as both a horror fan and as a friend to Roger and Julie Corman. Combining old and new interviews with Roger over their 20-year friendship, Alexander created this book

Interview: GutiFest with Guest Curator Gustavo Arellano

Award-winning Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano is making his mark at The Frida Cinema as our first guest curator with GutiFest.

Gutifest will run from Monday July 17th to Monday July 24th, Arellano’s handpicked four films, Aliens, Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, The Apartment, and The Karate Kid. With Aliens, the film that will kick off GutiFest, Arellano will moderate a Q&A with Aliens actress Jenette Goldstein, who played the iconic Private Vasquez.

Arellano, who’s an Orange Count

THE WISHING POOL AND OTHER STORIES: An Interview with Author Tananarive Due

Acclaimed horror author and horror historian Tananarive Due, has just released her newest chilling novel of horror short stories, The Wishing Pool.

The Wishing Pool and Other Stories is Due’s second short story novel. Set in Florida, where events of creeping dread impact its citizens, with nightmares supernatural and surreal, with monsters, external and internal. Divided into four sections, readers are treated to fourteen different terrors. With many of the stories with a child protagonist figh

Follow Me