Evil grandparents, sinister teenage girls, a vengeful cop, a Yakuza vampire and rabid zombies are joining together for your horrifying pleasure. MOTELx, the terror film festival, returns to Lisbon for a 9th edition of nail-biting theatrical films, scary shorts, outrageous workshops and other audacious activities. MOTELx takes place 8-13 September at Cinema São João in Lisbon.



The opening night film is The Visit, the most recent project by M. Night Shyamalan. In the film, two siblings visit their grandparents for the first time and discover a shocking secret causing them to fear for their lives.

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Scene from “The Visit”

The closing night film is Knock Knock, from director Eli Roth and starring Keanu Reeves as an unsuspecting husband terrorized by unscrupulous teenage girls.

Theatrical films programmed in the Room Service section include:

COP CAR – Jon Watts (USA)
EXTINCTION – Miguel Ángel Vivas (USA/Spain/France)
GREEN ROOM – Jeremy Saulnier (USA)
HOWL – Paul Hyett (UK)
THE VISIT – M. Night Shyamalan (USA)
TURBO KID – Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell, François Simard (Canada/New Zealand)
YAKUZA APOCALYPSE – Takashi Miike (Japan)

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Films competing for the MOV MOTELx Award – Best Portuguese Horror Short 2015 include:

ANDLIT (2014), by João Teixeira Figueira
THE BAD GIRL (2015), by Ricardo Machado
EFEITO ISAÍAS (2015), by Rámon de los Santos
ERMIDA (2015), by Vasco Esteves
GASOLINA (2015), by João Teixeira
INSÓNIA (2015), by Bernardo Lima
THE LAST NAZI HUNTER 2 (2014), by Carlos Silva
MIAMI (2014), by Simão Cayatte
O TESOURO (2015), by Paulo Araújo
A TUA PLATEIA (2015), by Óscar Faria

Also at the festival, visitors are invited to: attend a book launch; participate in a make-up workshop with Dave Bonneywell (make up artist in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Troy, Seed of Chucky and Clash of the Titans), learn how cinema started in the optical toys workshop with Bruno Caetano, who will also curate the exhibit “Classical Monsters of Terror”; and stroll through the Adamastor Studios gallery exhibit of “House of Psychotic Women”.

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Scene from “Knock, Knock”

For more information, visit the MOTELx website.

MOTELx Horror Film Festival
Cinema São Jorge
Avenida da Liberdade, Nº 175

Cinemateca Júnior
Palácio Foz, Pç. dos Restauradores

Reservation & Information:
Phone: +351 213 103 400
E-mail: info@motelx.org

Purchase at:
Online – www.ticketline.pt
Cinema São Jorge

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