TerrorMolins Timeline:

Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei

November 13

Book: The Surrealistic Sight

Book: The Surrealistic Sight

Molins Film Festival 2019’s official book La Mirada Surrealista is presented at Biblioteca El Moli.

November 7

Book: De Palma vs De Palma

Book: De Palma vs De Palma

Molins Film Festival 2018’s book De Palma vs De Palma is presented at Ca N’Ametller.

July 5

New design for terrorMolins

Nueva imagen para terrorMolins

The design of the new corporate identity is revealed, looking for a brand repositioning of the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival empowering the “M” for Molins.

November 18

Molins Horror Games 1st edition

Molins Horror Juegos

In 2017 we offered for the first time a game day devoted to horror and mystery board games.

November 14

Book: Michael Haneke: La estética del dolor

Libro: Michael Haneke: La estética del dolor

For the second year in a row, the Festival along with publisher editorial Hermenaute presented the Festival’s book Michael Haneke: La estética del dolor.

November 10

XXXVI Edition

leitmotiv del TerrorMolins 2017: the edge of horror

TerrorMolins 2017 made a tribute to the director Michael Haneke focusing on its famous film Funny Games, of which we had its main actor Arno Fritz as Festival’s Jury.

March 8

Movistar+ becomes TerrorMolins’ partner

Movistar+ becomes TerrorMolins’ partner

Year after year, the Festival is growing up and there is no better way than doing it with the helping hand of companies that support cinema: We welcome Movistar+.

November 18

Book: Puede ser contagioso. Las mutaciones en el cine de género

Libro: Puede ser contagioso. Las mutaciones en el cine de género

TerrorMolins first official book: Puede ser contagioso. Las mutaciones en el cine de género (IT MAY BE INFECTIOUS. MUTATIONS IN GENRE CINEMA). A thorough review of the diverse mutant instances created by the genre cinema since its beginnings until now.

November 12

David Cronenberg invites you to TerrorMolins

David Cronenberg invites you to TerrorMolins

Canadian director David Cronenberg supports us.

November 11

XXXV Edition

Edición XXXV

The 2016 edition had mutations as main subject and The Fly movie as main character.

November 10

XXXIV Edition

Edición XXXIV

Edition focused on phobias with the 50th anniversary of the Repulsion film by Roman Polanski as a backdrop.

August 31

New 20 Seconds Horror Video Contest

New 20 Seconds Horror Video Contest

The first edition of the 20 Seconds Horror Video Contest is launched. It started limited to Twitter and was expanded to other social networks in later editions.

February 14

Aved Producciones se incorpora al staff

Aved Producciones se incorpora al staff

Aved Producciones, with a long history of collaboration with the Festival, officially joins the TerrorMolins staff.

November 4

XXXIII Edition

Edición XXXIII

With the eroticism in the genre as leitmotif, in that 2014 edition the shorts of the official section could be seen at Filmin during the Festival.

June 12

TerrorMolins joins Melies

TerrorMolins entra en los Melies

Molins Horror Film Festival is chosen to be part of the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.

October 29

XXXII Edition

Edición XXXII

Edition with censorship as leitmotif in which we could finally screen A Serbian Film. We also had the European premiere of “2/11 Dí­a De Los Muertos” as well as the presence of its director Ezzio Massa.

October 30

XXXI Edition

Edición XXXI

Edition dedicated to the origins of horror that also featured the exhibition “ExpoTAC: Cases encantades”.

March 2

Terrorweekend becomes official press media

Terrorweekend becomes official press media

The horror webpage Terrorweekend becomes the official press partner for TerrorMolins festival.

February 10

Recull de relats

Recull de relats

The book “Recull de relats. Festival de cine de terror de Molins de Rei (2004-2011)” is published with a compilation of the short stories and winning and finalist micro stories in Catalan and Spanish of our Short Stories Contest organized with Biblioteca Pau Vila.

November 1

XXX Edition

Edición XXX

We launch our Feature Film Competition with 7 titles in competion.

March 22

First tweet by @terrormolins

First tweet by @terrormolins

On March 22nd 2011 at 7:04pm we published our first message in the Festival’s twitter account.

November 6

”A Serbian Film” suspended

Suspensión de "A Serbian Film"

The Festival replaced “A Serbian Film” for “Martyrs” at the 12 Hours Marathon when it’s projection in San Sebastian is suspended by a court.

November 4

XXIX Edition

Edición XXIX

In an edition with “road movies” as leitmotif attended by 1,350 people we received the visit of actress Deborah Karah Unger.

June 6

TAC is created

Creación del TAC

Molins Film Festival becomes a founding member of Terror Arreu de Catalunya (TAC), an association of Catalan film festivals dedicated to the horror genre.

November 8

XXVIII Edition

Edición XXVIII

In that edition we had as a guest the original Jason Vorhees, the actor Ari Lehman, who also offered us a concert.

November 6

XXVII Edition

Edición XXVII

The Festival moves from Juventud Católica to Teatro de La Peni.

September 25

Original Fictions Exhibition

Exposición Ficciones Originales

Linked to the Festival, the exhibition Original Fictions in collaboration with DDT Efectes Especials is held.

November 8

XXVI Edition

Edición XXVI

The 2007 edition includes an exhibition of acrylics by Agustín Berenger, Expoterror.

November 7

1st Horror Short Stories Contest

1er Concurso de microrelatos de terror

In 2007 the first edition of the Short Horror Stories Contest is held in collaboration with Molins de Rei Townhall, Pau Vila library and Miasma magazine.

November 2

XXV Edition

Edición XXV

In the 25th edition we organized an exhibition of the Festival’s posters and screenings took place at La Sala Gòtica and at Biblioteca Pau Vila.

October 30

Festival’s first TV commercial

Primer spot de TV del Festival

In 2006 we presented the first TerrorMolins TV commercial, made by Paco Ruiz, who is still responsible for the annual TV spot up to this date.

November 4

XIV Edition

Edición XIV

Official Festival Poster contest and debut of the webpage.

December 11

Jess Franco at TerrorMolins 2004

Jess Franco al TerrorMolins 2004

Jess Franco and Karra Elejalde visit our Festival.

December 10

XXIII Edition

Edición XXIII

We have the Spanish premiere of The Drowning Host and Dead Birds.

November 23

XXII Edition

Edición XXII

In the 2003 poster the future logo of the Festival takes shape, also a collaboration with Siltges Film Festival iniciates.

July 7

30 years of Molins Film Festival

30 años de TerrorMolins

30th anniversary of the foundation of the Molins Horror Film Festival. Enjoy the documentary.

October 19

IXX Edition

Edición IX

Short films exhibition and the 12 Hours Horror Marathon get together in a weekend with a new format in Molins de Rei.

October 27

XVIII Edition 12 Hours Horror Marathon

Edición XVIII

In 2001 the 12 Hours move to October, abandoning summer forever.

October 26

XVIII Edition 1st Short Film Exhibition

Edición XVIII 1a Muestra de cortometrajes

In 2001 the 12 Hours celebrate their 1st Short Film Exhibition.

July 1

XVII Edition

Edición XVII

After a three years pause the 12 Hours return under the name of Molins de Rei 12 Hours Fantastic and Horror Marathon.

July 1

XVI Edition

Edición XVI

The performance for the 1989 12 Hours Horror Marathon were unforgettable.

July 2

XV Edition

Edición XV

Hellraiser was one of the films at the 1988 Molins de Rei 12 Hours Horror Marathon.

July 10

XIV Edition

Edición XIV

That year we offered around 7am a breakfast of “sangonada” in a edition of the 12 Hours that extended its duration until nex day’s noon.

July 5

XIII Edition

Edición XIII

In 1986 we screened films like A nightmare on en Elm Street, Fright Night or Re-animator.

July 6

XII Edition

Edición XII

In that edition the 12 Hours have to overcome a similar cinema event celebrated few days before.

July 30

XI Edition

Edición XI

Edition with projections at the Cine Club, at Foment and also at the Cine Joventut.

January 2

The 12 Hours go private

The 12 Hours go private

DerkoFilms takes over the 12 Hours Horror Marathon.

July 8

X Edition

Edición X

The year of the controversial obituary used to promote the Festival.

July 3

IX Edition

Edición IX

In that edition we screened films from directors John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, David Cronenberg, Joe Dante and Stanley Kubrick amongst others.

July 4

VIII Edition

Edición VIII

That year the 12 Hours Marathon was held not only at Cine Joventut but also at Sala Versalles.

July 5

Edition VII

Edition VII

That 1980 edition of the Molins Horror Film Festival was held the 5th of July at 10 p.m. at Cine Joventut and the tickets could be bought at Estanco Margarit.

June 30

VI Edition

Edición VI

Ticket for Molins 12 Hour Horror Marathon 1979. That edition is rememberred for its chainsaw performance.

July 1

Edition V

Edición VI

The 16 hours become what they are today, a 12 Hours Horror Marathon.

July 3

Edition IV

Edición IV

In 1976 we were offering a 16 Hours Horror Marathon for 300 pesetas, which would be €1,80 approximately.

July 7
July 7

First Edition

Primera edición

In 1973 what today we know as TerrorMolins begins with the first 16 Hours Horror Marathon.

The beginning



Back in 1973, the local film club were chewing over the way of getting some extra income that helped them to improve their rock-bottom financial estate. They surprised everybody with a fully breaking idea that, even today, more than forty years later, is still alive and kicking with a big success. The first «Horror Movie Marathon» across the country was being born. In the first two years, it consisted of 16 hours of genre cinema; after the third edition it became the now classical «Molins de Rei 12 Hours of Horror Movies». Since then, the «12 Hores» have turned into the Festival that we know today.

1973, the birth of a notion. The new age of horror.

In 1973 there was a re-birth of the genre of horror in the cinematographic industry, materialized in William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. The great commercial success of the film brought about an intense follow-up of devilish sequels and sub-products. It was the start of a new dimension of cinema full of sensationalism within the horror genre which showed up in an unstoppable increase of the sadistic boast and a decay of the old ellipsis that the old censorship codes had imposed, which were ruled out in order to protect the competition of cinema against television. Dare I say that Polanski was the last one who, in 1968, within that generic new language, used the classic idea of suggesting rather than showing the devilish baby-child at the end of Rose Mary’s Baby. The brilliant Polanski knew that the imagination of the audience can be more disturbing than raw reality. At this point, as an exercise of cinematographic expertise, we can compare Polanski’s non-present devilish baby-child with the purulent and extensively shown protagonist girl exhibited by Friedkin in The Exorcist to measure the new horror cinema that started to crowd the screens at the beginning of a golden era, the 70’s.

Joan Domènech, 28-06-2007, Molins de Rei.
President of Cine Club Hal 2002

Source: AVED Produccions web page.