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The Curse Of The Crying Boy: Director Nick Jongerius Returns With Creepy Short Film

When we first came across Dutch genre aficianado Nick Jongerius it was as the producer of local horror pictures Dood Eind and Frankenstein's Army. But in more recent days, Jongerius has crossed the aisle away from production and in to writing and directing his own material. His debut feature The Windmill Massacre - released in the Us as The Windmill - was a full on, classically styled slasher film that Jongerius launched first with a proof of concept short film before moving on to the full feature. Well, Jongerius is back and following that same pattern again, having just shared with us a short film proof of concept for his new project. But while the approach...

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Giveaway – Win a Nails poster and DVD horror bundle

To celebrate the release of Nails – in select cinemas 16th June 2017 – we are giving away a poster and the ultimate horror DVD bundle courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Nails is a nerve-stretching horror thriller from the executive producer of ‘Assault on Precinct 13’ and producers of ‘Let Us Prey’ and ‘The Hallow’, that sees your worst nightmare brought to terrifying life in the form of new horror icon ‘Nails’, starring genre favourite Shauna Macdonald (The Descent 1 & 2) and ‘Stitches’ star Ross Noble.

DVD bundle includes Creep, Tank 432, The Windmill Massacre and Holidays.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, July 3rd. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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Competition: Win a horror DVD bundle with ‘Nails’

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To celebrate the release of Nails – in select cinemas 16th June 2017 – we are giving away a poster and the ultimate horror DVD bundle* courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Nails is a nerve-stretching horror thriller from the executive producer of Assault on Precinct 13 and producers of Let Us Prey and The Hallow, that sees your worst nightmare brought to terrifying life in the form of new horror icon ‘Nails’, starring genre favourite Shauna Macdonald (The Descent 1 & 2) and ‘Stitches’ star Ross Noble.

*DVD bundle includes Creep, Tank 432, The Windmill Massacre and Holidays.

To win this awesome horror package, just answer the following question:

Nails actor Ross Noble is more commonly known for being…

a) a writer

b) a comedian

c) a director

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like
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Monster Fest announces final films for 2016 festival

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Australia’s premier genre festival – Monster Fest – has unveiled its final wave of films for the 2016 festival, which is set to take place November 24-27 at the Lido Cinemas in Melbourne.

The team of features programmers – which includes festival director Kier-La Janisse, Monster Pictures co-founder Neil Foley, Boston Underground Film Festival Director of Programming Nicole McControversy and writer/programmer/punk legend Chris D. – vetted over 600 features in selecting the 2016 Monster Fest lineup, which includes new crime films Dog Eat Dog and The Hollow Point from Paul Schrader and Gonzalo López-Gallego respectively, gory slasher throwback The Windmill Massacre (reviewed here), the hometown premiere of epic period western The Legend of Ben Hall with cast in person and acclaimed Tiff selections Prevenge and Interchange alongside Fantastic Fest faves such as the Aussie-made yuletide thriller Safe Neighbourhood and the devastating – and polarizing – Playground.

From the press release:

Select panels for the Swinburne University
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‘The Windmill Massacre’ Review

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Stars: Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt, Fiona Hampton, Noah Taylor | Written by Suzy Quid, Chris W. Mitchell | Directed by Nick Jongerius

Massacre this, massacre that… Thanks to the infamy of Tobe Hooper’s now-classic 70s exploitation shocker The Texas Chainsaw Massacre it seems that we can’t escape a horrifying cinematic massacre… The latest film to share this horror moniker is The Windmill Massacre – an odd title, and an even odder location for a horror movie. But, to steal a much-maligned English idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, a film by it’s title.

The Windmill Massacre tells the story of Jennifer, an Australian girl on the run who – after having her secret discovered at the Amsterdam home she works at as a nanny – joins a coach load of tourists on an idyllic rural tour of Holland’s world-famous windmills. However when
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The Windmill is More of a Butcher Shop: A Film Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Mongrel Media. **there are a few minor spoilers here. Director: Nick Jongerius. Writers: Nick Jongerius, Chris W. Mitchell and Suzy Quid. Cast: Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Adam Thomas Wright and Ben Batt. Nick Jongerius' first feature film was initially titled The Windmill Massacre. In the United States and Canadian markets, the film has been renamed to the much more placid The Windmill. Jongerius bloody trip to the Netherlands, involves an ancient urban legend. Several morally corrupt holidaymakers are set to interact with the killer in this urban legend, first hand. And, The Windmill relies on a Catholic morality, in which sinners must be punished. This is the Old Testament though, so there is no forgiveness on the horizon, for anyone. Then, characters face a supernatural villain. Everything favours this burned and scarred killer. And, The Windmill is often entertaining,
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Slasher Feature The Windmill Set to Launch in Canada November 15th!

Tagline: "This is not hell. This is Holland." With only 355 days to 2017's Halloween, the horror titles continue to launch. Nick Jongerius' The Windmill Massacre, retitled The Windmill, is set to release this November in Canada. Already released in the USA on VOD, this Dutch shot film is definitely a slasher. In the film, an ancient legend grinds up the bones of trespassers, in a sinister-looking mill. The film stars: Bart Klever, Charlotte Beaumont and many others. A preview of the film's Canadian release is hosted here. The film's official trailer shows Jennifer (Beaumont), on the run. She escapes into the Dutch countryside, with a group of tourists. But then, their tour bus breaks down. Alone in the dark, the sightseers encounter something in the woods, something that promises them doom! The Windmill will be releasing in just under a week, within Canada. The DVD launch is scheduled for November 15th.
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Say Hello To The Abductee!

With his horror film The Windmill now in release director Nick Jongerius is turning his attention to his next project, a scifi thriller titled The Abductee. While plot details are being kept under wraps for now Jongerius pitches it as somewhere in the vein of Scanners meets Invasion Of The Body Snatchers with its roots in an actual notorious abduction case. The Windmill and Frankenstein's Army writer Chris Mitchell is handling the script with an eye to shoot in autumn 2017. And to tide you over until then we've got the first piece of concept art for you below! Remember you can click to enlarge!...

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Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘Patriots Day’ and ‘Split,’ Savannah Reveals Award Winners and More

Film Festival Roundup: AFI Fest Adds ‘Patriots Day’ and ‘Split,’ Savannah Reveals Award Winners and More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Full Lineup Announcements

– The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and The India Center Foundation are launching India Kaleidoscope, an exciting new festival that will present film lovers with a chance to immerse themselves in the unique sights and sounds that make up the Indian regional, independent film landscape. These films, which delve into the most relevant and pressing topics facing India, are being made by today’s most progressive filmmakers working in regional languages such as Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, and Bengali. Their films are insightful, topical, and provocative, bringing to light the dynamism and the challenges that face modern India and her many diverse communities.

The inaugural festival, taking place December 8 – 11 at the Museum, will feature eight films, including seven new titles that will be making their U.
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The Windmill: Not All Reflections Are Beautiful in This Clip

We have been given a clip from Nick Jongerius' debut feature film The Windmill.  In this clip, Ruby, played by English actress Fiona Hampton (Kingsman The Secret Service), is lured outside from the shelter of an abandoned church. The Japanese lanterns will make sense when you watch the film. So does her impending death.  In my review of The Windmill I mentioned that some of the kills seemed to be inspired by slasher films like Wes Craven's Elm Street series. This was one of those kills that reminded me of that director's work, in the supernatural slasher realcom. There are far bloodier and more violent kills in the film. Trust me.  Check it out if you want to see more. It is out now in...

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Horror Highlights: Shining In The Dark Anthology, The Similars, Monster Fest 2016, The Orphanage, Gremlin

Edited by Hans-Åke Lilja, Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library is exclusive to Cemetery Dance Publications and will feature a Stephen King story that hasn't been released since 1981. We also have updated release details for The Similars, the final wave of films announced at Monster Fest 2016, six photos / details for The Orphanage video game, and a new trailer for Gremlin.

Cemetery Dance Publications' Shining in the Dark Anthology: From Cemetery Dance: "Shining In the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja's Library edited by Hans-Åke Lilja.

About the Book:

Hans-Ake Lilja, the founder of Lilja's Library, has compiled a brand new anthology of horror stories to help celebrate twenty years of running the #1 Stephen King news website on the web!

This anthology includes both original stories like the brand new novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In) very rare reprints like "The Blue Air
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The Windmill Review

Dutch horror films don’t get any more on-brand than The Windmill. Maybe a horror movie about the little Dutch boy who plugged that dam and saved Holland? Nah. Big, wooden windmills acting as a gateway to Hell screams Dutch horror, much like the Australian main character, the Asian sidekick….alright, there’s a bit more diversity past locale stereotyping. In any case, director Nick Jongerius spills buckets of gore all over the Netherlands, as a demon dispatches sinners with his all-healing scythe. Heads roll in the name of soulful enlightenment, because karma is quite the bitch in this European slasher import. Grab your clogs and throw on a poncho, because Holland’s hottest sightseeing tour is about to get messy. Like messy/gory, but also messy scripting, and messy crafting.

The film’s protagonist ends up being Jennifer (Charlotte Beaumont), a homeless Aussie transplant who just got outted as being an illegal.
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Q&A with The Windmill Director Nick Jongerius

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In his new film, The Windmill, Nick Jongerius transforms one of Holland's picturesque tourist attractions into a hub of blood-soaked horror. With XLrator Media releasing The Windmill on VOD and iTunes this Tuesday, followed by a theatrical release on October 28th, we caught up with Jongerius for our latest Q&A feature.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Nick. When did you first come up with the idea for The Windmill?

Nick Jongerius: My pleasure. Thanks for your interest in the film. I first started thinking about the idea for this film after Frankenstein's Army. Our investors at that time were really interested in Holland, especially Amsterdam—the dikes, windmills, clogs, etc. This triggered me. I thought, "What if we use these famous touristic symbols of Holland and drench them in blood? Sort of turning it upside down. From there we shot a proof of concept,
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‘The Windmill’ Exclusive Clip: A Group of Tourists Encounter a Mysterious Evil In The Dutch Countryside

‘The Windmill’ Exclusive Clip: A Group of Tourists Encounter a Mysterious Evil In The Dutch Countryside
XLrator Media, the distribution company behind John Ridley’s “Jimi: All is By My Side,” “The Machine,” and more, will soon release the new horror film “The Windmill,” starring Noah Taylor, best known for his performances in “Game of Thrones,” “Almost Famous,” and “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” The film follows a group of unsuspecting tourists who discover a mysterious evil while traveling through the Dutch countryside. When their bus breaks down, they’re forced to seek shelter besides a windmill where supposedly a Satan-obsessed miller grinds peoples’ bones instead of grain. It co-stars Charlotte Beaumont (“Jupiter Ascending”), Patrick Baladi (“Rush”), Tanroh Ishida (“The Railway Man”) and Ben Batt (“Captain America: The First Avenger”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: XLrator Media Picks Up North American Rights to Basketball Documentary ‘At All Costs

“It’s been a dream come true to shoot my feature film
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Watch an Exclusive Clip from The Windmill

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A spirit is conjured with creepy consequences in our exclusive clip from The Windmill, hitting theaters, VOD, and iTunes later this month from XLrator Media.

Synopsis: "A group of unsuspecting tourists awaken a mysterious evil whilst on a trip through the Dutch countryside. When their tour bus breaks down, the strangers are forced to seek shelter in an abandoned barn beside a sinister windmill where, legend has it, a Devil-worshipping miller once ground the bones of locals instead of grain. As members of the group start disappearing, secrets are revealed that seem to mark them all for doom."

Directed by Nick Jongerius from a screenplay co-written with Chris W. Mitchell and Suzy Quid, The Windmill stars Charlotte Beaumont, Bart Klever, Patrick Baladi, Ben Batt, Fiona Hampton, Tanroh Ishida, Adam Thomas Wright, and Noah Taylor. XLrator Media will release the film on VOD and iTunes on October 25th, followed by a theatrical release on October 28th.
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Exclusive: Witness The Miller’s Bloody Business in this Windmill Massacre Video

Dutch slasher opus The Windmill Massacre is rocking its bloody business on UK DVD right now, and just in case you were wondering whether it’s worth your time, here’s an exclusive clip that should help nudge you toward the answer.… Continue Reading →

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Watch an exclusive clip from slasher The Windmill Massacre

Slasher film The Windmill Massacre is out now in the UK, and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which you can watch here courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment…

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-worshipping 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.

Starring Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders,
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Horror Highlights: The Crooked Man, Night Of The Living Dead: Genesis, Stalkher, Blanc/Biehn Productions, XLrator Media & Blue Fox Entertainment

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Excited for the Halloween season yet? Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween kicks off this Friday and will feature The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn). Also in today's Horror Highlights: trailers for both Night of the Living Dead: Genesis and StalkHer, festival screening details for films from Blanc/Biehn Productions, and details on a distribution agreement between XLrator Media and Blue Fox Entertainment.

The Crooked Man Airing on Syfy's 31 Days of Horror: "The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (Spawn), Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) kicks off Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween [on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 p.m. Et.]

Synopsis: While at a slumber party, twelve year old ‘Olivia’ is blamed for the horrific and mysterious death of her friend after singing a song, created by a reclusive mastermind, ‘Milo’ (Michael Jai White), which summons a demonic figure known as "The Crooked Man". Returning to her hometown six years later,
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XLrator, Blue Fox forge distribution pact

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The companies have struck an alliance to jointly distribute 15 films a year in North America including co-acquisitions.

Commencing at the Afm in November, Blue Fox Entertainment will sell international rights to the slate and other XLrator Media titles.

The first film under the deal will be the thriller Good Tidings (pictured) on December 6, followed by supernatural thrillers Dark Signal and A Demon Within in 2017.

All films will go out on XLrator Media’s Macabre genre label.

The companies started their relationship earlier this year when XLrator Media acquired North American rights from Blue Fox to The Windmill, which launches on VOD and iTunes on October 25 and opens theatrically on October 28.

XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon and Blue Fox Entertainment co-founders James Huntsman and Todd Slater announced the partnership.
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Thn talk windmills & accents with The Windmill Massacre’s Nick Jongerius & Charlotte Beaumont

Interview with Nick Jongerius & Charlotte Beaumont for The Windmill Massacre

Arriving on digital platforms this week is The Windmill Massacre, a Holland set slasher film with a difference. Directed by Nick Jongerius, the film tells the story of a group of tourists who become stranded in the wilderness of Holland after their bus breaks down. What at first seems like a simple wait to be rescued situation soon morphs into a fight for survival as they begin to be picked off one by one by a vengeful entity known only as ‘The Miller’.

The film premiered at this summer’s Horror Channel Frighfest. We met with both Nick and his leading lady Charlotte Beaumont as the first showing of the day was screening. Jongerius admitted that he was nervous about what to expect from the genre audience. When we asked him how he was feeling, he remarked – “I hope that
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