XLrator Media Acquires North American Rights to Horror Thriller THE WINDMILL; Being Released This October via Its MACABRE Label
XLrator Media is usually pretty good at picking up films that genre lovers love, and today’s new that the distribution company has acquired North American rights to Nick Jongerius (producer of Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End)’s THE WINDMILL looks as if they’re continuing that trend. Being released via its Macabre label this October, the film stars Noah Taylor (RED, WHITE AND BLUE, “Game of Thrones,” “Peaky Blinders”), Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Tanroh Ishida and Ben Batt and comes from an original idea with screenplay by Suzy Quid and Chris W. Mitchell.
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.
“It’s been a dream come true to shoot my feature film debut with an international cast like Noah Taylor and Charlotte Beaumont, and I’m thrilled to have it released in North America by XLrator Media,” said Nick Jongerius. “It was my aim from the beginning to use Dutch heritage and locations as the film’s backdrop. I’ve always been fascinated – and scared – by windmills. I can assure you that people will look at them differently after seeing the film.”