The Windmill

2016

Action / Drama / Horror

32
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 44%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 2808

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Noah Taylor as Nicholas Cooper
Charlotte Beaumont as Jennifer Harris
Patrick Baladi as Douglas West
Ben Batt as Jackson
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624.19 MB
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
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English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by utgard14 6 / 10

I liked it

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.

Reviewed by jackmeat 5 / 10

Not a bad find

My quick rating - 5,4/10. This flick seems to attempt to touch upon quite a few genres at once and does so somewhat successfully. The movie is about the struggle of being taken to hell by a grim reaper type character which is explained within the movie. Each character is being judged due to their sins of the past which unfold in a flashback type way. The story itself is played out quite well albeit completely full of holes. The supernatural aspect seems to come and go and never really solidifies itself. The acting is average, no complaints or applause. When they do head down the gore route, it is poured on well without being the focal point of the film. I found it interesting enough to hold my attention and although I could see a never ending amount of sequels possible (which the ending says, not me) I hope they leave it alone. An above average flick if even slightly which is fine.

Reviewed by Argemaluco 7 / 10

The Windmill Massacre

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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