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The Windmill (2016)

The Windmill Massacre (original title)
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Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach-load of tourists ... See full summary »

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Nick Jongerius
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Baladi ... Douglas West
Ben Batt ... Jackson
Charlotte Beaumont ... Jennifer Harris
Fiona Hampton ... Ruby Rousseau
Tanroh Ishida Tanroh Ishida ... Takashi Kido
Bart Klever Bart Klever ... Abe
Kenan Raven Kenan Raven ... Miller Hendrik
Noah Taylor ... Nicholas Cooper
Adam Thomas Wright ... Curt West
Derek Howard Derek Howard ... Father Jennifer
Mattijn Hartemink Mattijn Hartemink ... Mister de Vries
Edo Brunner Edo Brunner ... Serge
Stijn Westenend Stijn Westenend ... Tourguide Museum
Liz Vergeer Liz Vergeer ... Anna de Vries
Ties Jaspers Ties Jaspers ... Bert De Vries
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Jennifer is an Australian girl on the run from her past who washes up in Amsterdam. In a desperate attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities, she joins a coach-load of tourists embarking on a tour of Holland's world famous windmills. When the bus breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she and the other tourists are forced to seek shelter in a disused shed beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshiping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start to disappear, Jennifer learns that they all have something in common - a shared secret that seems to mark them all for doom. Written by Nick Jongerius

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The miller is coming for you See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Windmill See more »

Filming Locations:

Loenen, The Netherlands See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

ETA Films, Pellicola See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While Tanroh Ishida is fluent in English, he was the only cast or crew member who could speak Japanese. The dialogue in the script was written down but Tanroh improvised some of the on-set dialogue. No one understood what he was saying. It wasn't until post-production that the editor and director received translations to work from. See more »

Goofs

The amount of blood on Kurt's bandage dramatically between scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jennifer Harris: [referring to picture of windmill drawn by child] That one's beautiful, Anna.
Anne de Vries: It's for you.
Jennifer Harris: Oh. Dank... dank... shoo... el. Dankshoolel?
Anne de Vries: Dank je wel!
Jennifer Harris: Dank je wel. You know, in English we call this a windmill. Can you guys say windmill?
Bert De Vries: Windmill.
Anne de Vries: Windmill.
Jennifer Harris: Yeah. How about you put this one...
Mister de Vries: [interrupts] Julie, can I have a word.
[...]
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Referenced in Frightfest 2016: In Conversation With (2016) See more »

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Legend Number Six
Performed by Michael Warner
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Charming little slasher
21 December 2016 | by cjs6547See all my reviews

This movie is highly underrated. If you compare it to mainstream horror films, it already stands out. Yes, there are not that many artsy shots, but it is also not as slow-paced as other horror films. We are all tired of characters inching forward in the dark to the tune of some nervous violins. This doesn't have much of that.

What it does have is a really nice setting, likable characters, gory deaths that are predictable but still enjoyable, and a crisp backstory. I wish there was more about this backstory, like maybe a sequel that focuses on the villain's past. He may not be much of a villain now, but his backstory is better than Jason Voorhees's or Freddy Krueger's.

It also manages to tell a 'Repent or Die' story without coming off as preachy, which is quite an accomplishment if you look at righteous little pieces of work like The Suffering and The Binding. Kudos for that.

I have to take points off for our heroine's sub-par acting at times. She's the star of the film but doesn't seem to have an awful lot of variety in her facial expressions. The marine, for instance, gives a much better performance.

Overall 7/10.


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