We’ve been pretty excited for Nick Jongerius’ throwback slasher ever since we laid eyes on the concept trailer. Equal parts nostalgia, native folklore, and bloody violence? Yes, please! But when the actual trailer was released and Jongerius told us his approach was similar to a grim fairytale, well, we need this release like yesterday.

THE WINDMILL (previously titled The Windmill Massacre) will be making its world premiere at the FrightFest Film Festival next month, but thanks to XLrator Media, this will not be an instance of an extended wait between film festival circuit and actual release. The company has acquired North American distribution rights and will release the film this October on its acclaimed “MACABRE” genre label.

From the producers of Frankenstein’s Army, THE WINDMILL stars Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Tanroh Ishida and Ben Batt.

A group of unsuspecting tourists awaken a mysterious evil whilst 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-worshipping 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.

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