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Xlrator Media Acquires The Windmill For North American Distribution On its Acclaimed Macabre Label

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Xlrator Media Acquires The Windmill For North American Distribution On its Acclaimed Macabre Label

Unsuspecting tourists are faced with the shock of their lives, as they realize they must fight a mysterious evil while on what was supposed to be a serene trip, in the upcoming thriller, ‘The Windmill.’ Genre fans can now witness the travelers’ dangerous plight, as the North American distribution rights for the suspense film have been acquired by XLrator Media. The distributor is set to release the movie this October on its acclaimed Macabre genre label. The drama’s release will come after it has its world premiere at FrightFest next month.

‘The Windmill’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Nick Jongerius, who’s known for producing ‘Frankenstein’s Army’ and ‘Dead End.’ The screenplay for the upcoming horror movie was written by Suzy Quid and Chris W. Mitchell, who based the story on an original idea the helmer created. The thriller stars Noah Taylor, Charlotte Beaumont, Patrick Baladi, Tanroh Ishida and Ben Batt. Jongerius also stepped back into his producing background for ‘The Windmill,’ along with Daniel Koefoed, Guirec Van Slingelandt and Eric Brenner.

“‘The Windmill’ is a fun and nostalgic throwback to edge-of-your-seat horror classics like ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘The 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.

XLrator Media has released the following snypsis for ‘The Windmill’:

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 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.”

The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Blue Fox Entertainment’s Todd Slater on behalf of the filmmakers.

“XLrator Media is one of the most innovative and forward-thinking distributors we know. We are thrilled to have them release the film in theaters and across all platforms this Fall,” said Todd Slater and James Huntsman of Blue Fox Entertainment.

Xlrator Media Acquires The Windmill For North American Distribution On its Acclaimed Macabre Label

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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