Thursday, May 13, 2010

Headless Horseman (2007)

Seven teens embark on a road trip to Hell when they decide to pass through the small town of Sleepy Hollow, home of The Headless Horseman, who has returned to collect seven heads before returning to his fiery grave. Director Anthony C. Ferrante's sophomore effort is much more polished than his debut in BOO, however his teen characters are none the more wiser and just as predictable as they had been before. Washington Irving must have been spinning in his grave during the film's production, as this version of The Horseman's tale would be entirely unremarkable were it not for the outrageous amount of bloodshed. Ferrante includes countless beheadings, with instruments ranging from halberds, to throwing discs, to trusty car trunks. One interesting difference that is unique to this retelling is that The Horseman's head slowly begins to regrow with each head that he takes. While it certainly isn't the definitive take on the story (a spot reserved for Burton's superior SLEEPY HOLLOW), there is enough blood and carnage to make this a worthy Slasher effort.

Rating: 6/10.
Gore: 7/10.
Number of views: 1.

If you liked HEADLESS HORSEMAN, check out:
SLEEPY HOLLOW, SKELETON MAN, BOO.



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2 comments:

  1. Yeah, I admit it's my very favorite "Halloween" feeling themed movie subject, but I'm not certain what I think of making it another slash a teen movie. Still, I'm crazy for anything headless horseman, so I guess I'm going to have to give it a check...

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  2. Hmm... Not sure if I have stumbled across this one or not.

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