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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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This isn't Hell. This is Holland. 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 »

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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 »

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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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Pleasant Surprise
14 October 2016 | by matc-98See all my reviews

I was driving through Telluride, Colorado and came across Telluride's "Horror Show," a horror movie festival... The town is a small Victorian town in the middle of the mountains which made the experience all that much greater.

As I got into the cinema, I was actually the last person to get there, I saw that the movie was from Holland and had a good feeling of it; Nowadays, modern American Movies in the horror genre are not entertaining to me - they are full of clichés, bad actors and cheap scares.

After seeing this movie, I was pleasantly surprised because I did not know what to expect... and this is the best way to experience a movie... just know that it is good.

The movie has a legend-fairy-tale type of feeling. It has good acting and well developed characters, each one unique. The movie develops the relationship within the characters. There is gore worthy of "the walking dead." And finally, it brought me back to an era of movies like "Freddy Krueger" when they were magical in their own way.

In conclusion, I do recommend this movie. It is not the best, but it is worthy of the attention of a horror buff. A good horror movie focuses on characters, and character development with good old fashioned scares, thrills and kills; and this one supplies that.


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