The Windmill

2016

Drama / Horror

31
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 44%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 4.8 10 2349

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Cast

Noah Taylor as Nicholas Cooper
Charlotte Beaumont as Jennifer Harris
Patrick Baladi as Douglas West
Ben Batt as Jackson
720p 1080p
624.19 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 7 / 56
1.29 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 11 / 47

Movie Reviews

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.

Reviewed by cjs6547 7 / 10

Charming little slasher

This movie is highly underrated. If you compare it to mainstream horror films, it already stands out. Yes, there are not that many artsy shots, but it is also not as slow-paced as other horror films. We are all tired of characters inching forward in the dark to the tune of some nervous violins. This doesn't have much of that.

What it does have is a really nice setting, likable characters, gory deaths that are predictable but still enjoyable, and a crisp backstory. I wish there was more about this backstory, like maybe a sequel that focuses on the villain's past. He may not be much of a villain now, but his backstory is better than Jason Voorhees's or Freddy Krueger's.

It also manages to tell a 'Repent or Die' story without coming off as preachy, which is quite an accomplishment if you look at righteous little pieces of work like The Suffering and The Binding. Kudos for that.

I have to take points off for our heroine's sub-par acting at times. She's the star of the film but doesn't seem to have an awful lot of variety in her facial expressions. The marine, for instance, gives a much better performance.

Overall 7/10.

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