The Festival is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its marathon of horror films, arguably the oldest in Europe, exceptionally getting back the original format of 16 hours of cinema. .
The poster, designed by filmmaker Paco Ruíz assisted with AI, shows a woman’s face made up with multiple face fragments: a many witches witch. .
TerrorMolins – Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, reaches its 42nd edition, to be held November 3rd-12th. As already announced, the 2023 edition will focus on witches and witchcraft. This leitmotif is shown on this year’s collage-like poster, designed by filmmaker Paco Ruíz, who used AI generated images to make it up. This edition is the 50th anniversary of the Horror Marathon, the oldest in Europe and embryo of today’s TerrorMolins.
Witches, the poster. We announced that witches will be in the focus of TerrorMolins 2023, leitmotif —Sorginak-Bruixes— shared with the Semana de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de Donostia-San Sebastián. The poster shows the face of a woman deconstructed into different female faces; it wants to pay tribute to the more than one hundred thousand women who reportedly were accused and murdered for witchcraft all around Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries. The author used a collage technique including AI picture creation, digital manipulation and image creation. In other words: More than real women, the faces shown on the poster have been created using patterns merging millions of images. The poster designer, Paco Ruíz, is a filmmaker and teacher of cinematographic language, trained at ESCAC and author of short films like Insidia and María, among others.
50 years of marathon, 16 hours of horror On July 7th, 1973, the Molins de Rei Cineclub set up the first 16 hours of horror marathon, which started out an essential yearly event with the screening of a number of prominent genre films, from Psicosis to The Exorcist,, Night of the Living Dead, or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,among many others. Fifty years later, this marathon is still alive and stands out as arguably the oldest in Europe; this is the reason why TerrorMolins will rejoice to get the original format back on a unique occasion: 16 hours of cinema, this is a gift that the organisation wants to offer to the audience who have followed the event for five decades. So, the 42nd TerrorMolins will celebrate the event with the most intensive marathon in recent years —which will be held, as usual, at Teatre La Peni— along with further surprises for you which will be announced as the festival dates get closer.