Well, the first thing is that I love monsters, I identify with monsters.
For eight years I did effects for other movies until I got my movie made.
I think there are movies that are so gigantic that you need a second unit.
In that, Blade 2 is very much like a rock concert... if it's too loud, you're too old.
When I was a teenager there was no video in my country. Betamax came to Mexico very slowly.
For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot.
I was part of a group that had a cinema club so every week we would project two or three movies on 16 or 35mm.
I'd grab the camera and tell people what to do, and when I was 14, someone told me that it was called directing.
I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don't see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema.
I like actors that are good with pantomime and that can transmit a lot by their presence and attitude more than through their dialogue.