Justina Bonilla

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

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Interview: Cardona Bonanza with Armando Hernandez

Armando Hernandez, the brain behind Trash-Mex, is bringing Trash-Mex excellence to the Indicator Blu-ray set of the Mexican cult films Santo vs. the Riders of Terror and Los Leprosos y El Sexo through his special feature, Cardona Bonanza.

Hernandez shares with us how he became a part of this set, the significance of filmmaker René Cardona, and what he hopes viewers will take away from these films.

Bonilla: What was your first impression of Santo vs. the Riders of Terror?

Hernandez: I saw the

The Writer's Room: Lesser-Known Comedies

One Body Too Many (1944):

Albert Tuttle (Jack Haley), a cowardly insurance salesman, desperately tries to sell a major life insurance policy to a well-known eccentric millionaire, only to arrive at the millionaire’s creepy and isolated mansion at night and discover he’s already dead. To make matters worse, the mansion is filled with the millionaire’s greedy and murderous relatives looking to cash in on the inheritance.

Haley, who was a multitalented comedian and vaudeville performer, is best k

Mexico Macabre: Interview with Producer Abraham Castillo Flores

In recent years, classic Mexican horror has gained a deeper appreciation and curiosity from international horror audiences wanting to experience the unique terror of Mexican horror.

Mexico Macabre: Four Sinister Tales from the Alameda Films Fault 1959-1963, the box set released by Indicator, highlights four iconic films from the golden age of Mexican horror cinema, Black Pit of Dr. M, The Witch’s Mirror, The Brainiac, and The Curse of the Crying Woman, from the influential Mexican production co

The Writer's Room: Favorite Film Relationships

Love is a spectrum that ranges from familial love to the platonic affection that we have for our friends. My Girl definitely touches on the different types of love that exist. Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky) is an 11-year-old girl who spends the summer of 1972 playing in the woods with her best friend, Thomas J. Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Both children are two unpopular peas in a pod since Vada is obsessed with death and Thomas J. is allergic to everything. She also spends her summer caring for

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