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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 ... 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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Legend Number Six
Performed by Michael Warner
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I liked it
29 October 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Windmills are cool - we all know this. So naturally when I saw there was a horror movie centered around a windmill, I was all in. When I saw that it wasn't another shitty found footage movie, I was even more intrigued. After watching it, I can honestly say it's one of the more enjoyable horror films I've seen recently (and there aren't a lot of those, let me tell you). It's a slasher flick basically with an interesting setting and some creative and gory kills, at least two of which genuinely took me by surprise and gave me a bit of a jump. The windmill backdrop itself is the movie's biggest plus although I was disappointed they didn't make better use of the location scenery. Most of the movie takes place on what appeared to me to be an obvious set. Had more of it taken place where they filmed the initial windmill stuff it would have been better, in my opinion. But I guess that would have made doing proper special effects more difficult on a low budget. As it is, there's nothing really 'wrong' with the set, just that I think it would've been more effective using more of the location shooting. Anyway, the cast is good. There's a guy who reminds me of Long Duk Dong from Sixteen Candles. There's never anything bad about that. As I said before, the kills are mostly creative, and some of the gross-out stuff is funny. It's definitely worth a look if, like me, you are tired of most of the horror output today, which seems to be found footage and knock-offs of horror classics like Exorcist and Poltergeist.


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