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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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Douglas West
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Jackson
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Jennifer Harris
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Ruby Rousseau
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Takashi Kido
Bart Klever ...
Abe
Kenan Raven ...
Miller Hendrik
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Nicholas Cooper
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Curt West
Derek Howard ...
Father Jennifer
Mattijn Hartemink ...
Mister de Vries
Edo Brunner ...
Serge
Stijn Westenend ...
Tourguide Museum
Liz Vergeer ...
Anna de Vries
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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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 »

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[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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The Windmill Massacre
2 November 2016 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

A Dutch slasher film? Sure! Why not? I have always been interested in the international variants of the most classic horror formulas; and besides, I generally like slasher cinema by itself, so The Windmill Massacre started with two elements in its favor. Things keep improving with the newfangled situation, the selection of characters and the secret origin of the killer; co-screenwriters Chris W. Mitchell and Suzy Quaid added pleasant complications and unexpected revelations which bring a new perspective and an unexpected deepness to the killings. And besides, director Nick Jongerius doesn't display any shyness with the special effects, displaying enough blood and combining techniques in order to bring us appropriately repulsive moments. Another positive element is the variety of characters offered by the film: a Japanese student, a French model, an Australian fugitive wanting to start a new life in Holland, an English soldier running away from an accidental crime, a business man with his ill teenage son and other ones... each one of them has their own private drama or dark secret in their past in order to season the eventual fights and accusations their desperate situation will eventually provoke. The diversity in the cultures, ages and attitudes of the characters brings a refreshing dimension to The Windmill Massacre; and besides, those personal stories earn a new relevance when we find out the authentic purpose of the killer. In summary: a competent and well raised screenplay, and that isn't something we always find in slasher cinema. So, why wasn't I left completely satisfied by The Windmill Massacre? Because it lacks of the energy and conviction which distinguish the best films from this sub-genre. Jongerius wasn't able to capture the horror, suspense or even the subversive spirit of other European slasher movies, such as Haute Tension, Fritt Vilt or Road Games. So, The Windmill Massacre is a slasher film with ideal ingredients which ended up feeling a bit insipid due to its direction. It still managed to keep me entertained, but I think that this movie needed a more audacious and visionary director in order to exploit the pros of the screenplay and, specially, the originality of the killer "Windmill", whose appearance, methods and mysterious origin would definitely deserve a sequel, or even an annual franchise with new victims and new instruments to dispatch them with a good display of gore and violence.


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