Halloween Disc-A-Day: Day 9 – Headless Horseman

For a third year, I’m going to be watching at least one horror DVD per day and writing a short review about them. I’ve acquired a new batch that I haven’t previously seen, so without any further delay. Let’s get to work.

Headless Horseman (27 October 2007)

Seven college kids take a shortcut on their way to a party and unfortunately end up in Wormwood, where the spirit of the Headless Horseman hunts them one by one.

Oh wait…

The case was taped shut and I never bothered opening it before today.  I guess it comes with the territory of used media.  Anyway I dug it up on Youtube and watched it despite the terrible quality and removed audio in soundtrack-heavy scenes.  The music was done by Alan Howarth who is best known for his work with John Carpenter.  I’m sure he did a good job, would have liked to hear it.  So far this hasn’t been the worst movie, but definitely the worst viewing experience.  It’s a Syfy Channel production.  Naturally it has Bull from Night Court in it.  The audio was out during the exposition dump, but the general idea is a bad guy makes a deal with the devil for something and is required to collect heads and chuck them into a CG pit.  A priest tries to stop him with a blessed sword, but fails.  Now the horseman returns every seven years to collect seven heads or else he will be sent to hell along with the evil town.  It’s the general SyFy level of quality.  If that appeals to you, it’s out there.  I would suggest finding a better copy, but not the amazon rental, $2.99 is too expensive for this.

If you want to hear us talk about The Chronicles of Riddick listen to Motion Picture Meltdown’s episode on the Riddick trilogy.

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