Unsuspecting tourists awaken a mysterious evil in the Dutch countryside after their tour bus breaks down, stranding them at an abandoned barn beside a sinister windmill where a miller used to grind the bones of locals.
Director Nick Jongerius brings enough excitement to keep this film fun and hugely watchable. It’s incredibly brutal and blood-soaked and it brings the scares and tension in abundance; the pace never once lets up and it’s a roller-coaster ride from start to finish. If you’re a fan of horror films and slasher thrillers, this is sure to entertain.
There’s a lot to like about The Windmill Massacre, but it didn’t quite pull together for me. It’s more satisfying in hindsight than it was actually watching it, but that’s something I think a second watch may settle. But, until then, I recommend Jongerius’ film, just don’t go in expecting it to play by the rules.