- 1h 25m
Seven tourists with troubled pasts find themselves trapped at a satanic mill in rural Holland. As they're attacked for their sins one by one, the night becomes a fight for survival.Seven tourists with troubled pasts find themselves trapped at a satanic mill in rural Holland. As they're attacked for their sins one by one, the night becomes a fight for survival.Seven tourists with troubled pasts find themselves trapped at a satanic mill in rural Holland. As they're attacked for their sins one by one, the night becomes a fight for survival.
To my surprise The Windmill Massacre had a well-grounded backstory, and turned out genuinely better than I really thought it would be.
Unfortunately, after seeing Charlie's Farm and now The Windmill Massacre from Monster pictures, I really must say I do feel a pang of regret. It's not that these films are intentionally poor. It is just that you need to know that you are going to get some real B-Grade quality films.
Similar to my stance on Blumhouse pictures. It really is a raffle of what you end up with. Sometimes you'll get the unexpected with a sound story, which has enough lore that it could be branched off into additional follow up feature films. And sometimes you end up with a real piece of garbage that you will most definitely only intend to watch once.
Now I'm biased here. But unless a comedy film, some strong Australian accents portrayed in movies sound bloody foul. I'm not gonna lie, but everytime Jennifer spoke it just didn't sit right. Luckily her acting ability more than made up for it, and she didn't have a whole heap of lines compared to someone like Jackson.
The rest of the cast were quite good. As I said earlier this film is watchable. The Acting is more than reasonable, It's got a solid past, the killings are well paced and the scenery is respectable.
My wife picked up the one real twist In the film very early on. I mean, by now we have seen almost everything over various horror genres, so not much is new, and not much stands out to us, as most films have copied all before it making ideas that have been done countless times before. The Windmill Massacre's story, and outcome starts becoming kind of obvious, and grim, but as the film is progressing you hope that you might see something different.
In conclusion, like the ending of Charlie's Farm, it just really destroys a lot of the fabric of a film for me. You want to see something memorable or someone to end the cycle, or stop the loop. That's genuinely why people write stories from the main characters perspective.
However, when everything seems to be going ok. A big 'F you' moments comes up five minutes towards the end and you are left feeling like it ruined it. All in all The Windmill Massacre is not going into my must watch piles but amazingly compared to what I have seen it's sits in the average category for me.
- Dec 5, 2021