quarto perdido

in 2009, MOTELX introduced QUARTO PERDIDO: "a section that aims to search for the roots of Portuguese horror films. After several months screening works following a list courtesy of José Matos-Cruz, the conclusion is that horror in Portugal was based on a very rich cultural background of legends and tales, by direct or indirect interpretation" (from the 2009 program notes)

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  • The Dance of the Paroxysms
  • O Leproso
  • The Curse of Marialva
  • Noite Sangrenta
  • The Baron
  • Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun
  • The Territory
  • The State of Things
  • The Crime of Aldeia Velha
  • The Vows
  • O Cerro dos Enforcados
  • The Cannibals
  • A Caçada do Malhadeiro
  • Disco rojo
  • O Segredo das Pedras Vivas
  • A Princesinha das Rosas
  • Tiaga
  • Crime de Amor
  • The Spiritualist
  • A Filha
  • Low-Flying Aircraft