They Call It... Red Cemetery!

Among the crosses of an old cemetery, two outlaws have a dispute over honour, companionship and greed.

Festivals, awards and nominations

IndieLisboa 2022, Fantasia 2022, MOTELX 2022

Francisco Lacerda
Thomas Aske Berg, Francisco Afonso Lopes
country of origin
Norway, Portugal
production year
Picture of Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda is a Portuguese American writer/director based in Azores, Portugal. He is one of the creators of the midnight screening sensation short films "Dentes e Garras!" and "Dentes e Garras 2" which were both nominated for a Méliès Award on MOTELX and were consequently acquired by Troma Entertainment for distribution. In 2017, Francisco co-wrote and co-directed with Francisco Lopes the short film "Freelancer", which proved to be a success with audiences worldwide and won Best Short Film at the 2018 Horrorvision Film Festival. In the twelfth edition of MOTELX Film Festival the term "Azoresploitation" was coined to describe Francisco's works de él as a unique sub-genre of Portuguese exploitation / splatter cinema made only in the Azores Islands and by Azores filmmakers and artists. His latest short film "Karaoke Night", which had its North American premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival, has cemented the term "Azoresploitation" has an actual sub-genre of Portuguese exploitation cinema, making Francisco a pioneer of this genre.


2022. Cemitério Vermelho 2021. Misericórdia 2020. A Última Galáxia 2020. Quaranstein 2019. Karaoke Night 2017. Freelancer 2016. Dentes e Garras 2 2014. Dentes e Garras 2013. Randall's Dark Past 2006. Randall's Dark Past Vol. 1


ProductionFrancisco Lacerda, Tomás Ornelas
MusicAntoni Maiovvi
EditionFredrik S. Hana


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