Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei
Book: The Surrealistic Sight
Molins Film Festival 2019’s official book La Mirada Surrealista is presented at Biblioteca El Moli.
Book: De Palma vs De Palma
Molins Film Festival 2018’s book De Palma vs De Palma is presented at Ca N’Ametller.
New design for 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.
Book: 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.
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+.
Book: 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.
David Cronenberg invites you to TerrorMolins
Canadian director David Cronenberg supports us.
The 2016 edition had mutations as main subject and The Fly movie as main character.
Edition focused on phobias with the 50th anniversary of the Repulsion film by Roman Polanski as a backdrop.
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.
Aved Producciones se incorpora al staff
Aved Producciones, with a long history of collaboration with the Festival, officially joins the TerrorMolins staff.
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.
TerrorMolins joins Melies
Molins Horror Film Festival is chosen to be part of the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
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.
Terrorweekend becomes official press media
The horror webpage Terrorweekend becomes the official press partner for TerrorMolins festival.
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.
First tweet by @terrormolins
On March 22nd 2011 at 7:04pm we published our first message in the Festival’s twitter account.
In an edition with “road movies” as leitmotif attended by 1,350 people we received the visit of actress Deborah Karah Unger.
TAC is created
Molins Film Festival becomes a founding member of Terror Arreu de Catalunya (TAC), an association of Catalan film festivals dedicated to the horror genre.
In that edition we had as a guest the original Jason Vorhees, the actor Ari Lehman, who also offered us a concert.
30 years of Molins Film Festival
30th anniversary of the foundation of the Molins Horror Film Festival. Enjoy the documentary.
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.
THE «HORROR MARATHON» STARTED OUT IN 1973, THE OLDEST ONE ALL OVER SPAIN. IT WAS AN EMBRYO STAGE OF THE HORROR MOVIE FESTIVAL WE KNOW TODAY.
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.