Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei
Book: Michael Haneke: La estética del dolor
Book: Puede ser contagioso. Las mutaciones en el cine de género
David Cronenberg invites you to TerrorMolins
The 2016 edition
had mutations as main subject and The Fly movie as main character.
New 20 Seconds Horror Video Contest
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 the 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.
Edition dedicated to the origins of terror that also featured the exhibition "ExpoTAC: Cases encantades".
We begin our Feature Film Competition which starts with 7 titles that first year.
”A Serbian Film” suspended
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.
In an edition with "road movies" as leitmotif we received the visit of actress Deborah Karah Unger
along with an audience of 1.350 assistants.
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.
The Festival moves from Juventud Católica to Teatro de La Peni.
Original Fictions Exhibition
Linked to the Festival, the exhibition Original Fictions in collaboration with DDT Efectes Especials is held.
The 2007 edition includes an exhibition of acrylics by Agustín Berenger, Expoterror.
1st Horror Short Stories Contest
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.
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.
Official Festival Poster contest and debut of the webpage.
Jess Franco at TerrorMolins 2004
Jess Franco and Karra Elejalde visit our Festival.
We have the Spanish premiere of The Drowning Host and Dead Birds.
In the 2003 poster the future logo of the Festival takes shape, also a collaboration with Siltges Film Festival iniciates.
30 years of Molins Film Festival
30th anniversary of the foundation of the Molins Horror Film Festival.
Short films exhibition and the 12 Hours Horror Marathon get together in a weekend with a new format in Molins de Rei.
XVIII Edition 12 Hours Horror Marathon
In 2001 the 12 Hours move to October, abandoning summer forever since.
XVIII Edition 1st Short Film Exhibition
In 2001 the 12 Hours celebrate their 1st Short Film Exhibition.
After a three years pause the 12 Hours return under the name of Molins de Rei 12 Hours Fantastic and Horror Marathon.
The performance for the 1989 12 Hours Horror Marathon were unforgettable.
Hellraiser was one of the films at the 1988 Molins de Rei 12 Hours Horror Marathon.
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.
In 1986 we screened films like A nightmare on en Elm Street, Fright Night or Re-animator.
In that edition the 12 Hours have to overcome a similar cinema event celebrated few days before.
Edition with projections at the Cine Club, at Foment and also at the Cine Joventut.
The 12 Hours go private
DerkoFilms takes over the 12 Hours Horror Marathon.
The year of the controversial obituary used to promote the Festival.
Full ticket for 1982 Molins 12 Hours Horror Marathon.
That year the 12 Hours Marathon was held not only at Cine Joventut but also at Sala Versalles.
Ticket for Molins 12 Hour Horror Marathon 1979. That edition is rememberred for its chainsaw performance.
The 16 hours become what they are today, a 12 Hours Horror Marathon.
16 Horas de Cine de Terror.
In 1973 what today we know as TerrorMolins begins with the first 16 Hours Horror Marathon.
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.