Courtesy of a press release, we’ve just learned today that XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the suspense thriller The Windmill and will release it this October through its “Macabre” genre label. The film has its world premiere at FrightFest next month, and you can read on for details and a first look!
The Windmill (formerly known as) marks the directorial debut of Nick Jongerius (producer of Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End), based on his original idea with screenplay by Suzy Quid and Chris W. Mitchell. Noah Taylor (“Game of Thrones,” “Peaky Blinders”), Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Tanroh Ishida, and Ben Batt star.
“The Windmill is a fun and nostalgic throwback to edge-of-your-seat horror classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street from the talented producers of Frankenstein’s Army. Halloween is going to be a lot scarier this year!” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.
Daniel Koefoed (Frankenstein’s Army), Nick Jongerius, Guirec Van Slingelandt (Kidnapping Mr. Heineken), and Eric Brenner (Amnesia) produced the film.
A group of unsuspecting tourists awaken a mysterious evil while on a trip through the Dutch countryside. When their tour bus breaks down, the strangers are forced to seek shelter in an abandoned barn 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 disappearing, secrets are revealed that seem to mark them all for doom.