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Headless Horseman (2007)

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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.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Billy Aaron Brown ... Liam
Rebecca Mozo ... Ava
Richard Moll ... Kolchak Jefferson Stillwall
Arianne Fraser ... Tiffany
M. Steven Felty ... Pa Rusk / Sgt. Mosby Rusk
Trish Coren Trish Coren ... Lizzie
Lizzie Prestel ... Candy (as Elizabeth Prestel)
Brent Lydic ... Nash
Joe Hartzler ... Doc
Elvin Dandel ... Seth
Vasile Albinet ... Headless / Calvin Montgomery
Greg Atkins Greg Atkins ... Sheriff Steve Buck
Alin Constantinescu Alin Constantinescu ... Davis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ana Maria Arsenic Ana Maria Arsenic ... Johnny's Gang
Nicolae Badila Nicolae Badila ... Rag Doll Man
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Storyline

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.

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Horror

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Rated R for violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição do Cavaleiro Sem Cabeça See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The junk yard seen in the movie is real. Several years prior to the film's production, a yard worker was crushed to death by a piece of heavy machinery which was being driven by another employee to move junk cars. Rumors soon arose that the junk yard was haunted by his ghost. Film production had already begun before anyone involved with the movie "learned" of this legend. As a "precautionary measure", a local priest was asked to perform a blessing on the filming location. In appreciation, the production company made a charitable donation to the priest's church. Nothing out of the ordinary happened at first, but it was soon reported that "unexplained lights" were seen floating around the empty set in the late evening and at night. Also several windows of junk cars mysteriously shattered for no apparent reason during the daytime while film crew members were nearby. The priest returned to perform blessings each morning at sunrise. He also went to the nearby cemetery where the yard worker was buried and anointed the stone entrance-way with holy oil (the act of "Holy Unction"). In the Orthodox Christian tradition of "Almsgiving", food and new clothing was purchased and subsequently donated to several local charities near the junk yard. Oddly, no other "unusual incidents" were reported during the production. See more »

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References Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) See more »

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Headless Horseman: Better than I expected
25 May 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I expected the worst here I have to be honest, every previous movie regarding the Headless Horseman mythos has failed royally.

Early on it follows the usual formula of a bunch of 20 somethings on a road trip going on a shortcut and running into trouble. So little originality is on display, then you have the shoddy sfx and patchy script and the thing was setup to follow suit and fail miserably.

However somehow it came out watchable. The cast are oddly competent, Richard Moll is present and the practical effects look great.

Sadly it does trail off a bit and yes as mentioned it has its fair share of flaws. Thankfully there is enough decent content to counter this and Headless Horseman though nothing special is a harmless take your brain out horror effort.

I'll say this, it was still better than Sleepy Hollow (1999)

The Good:

Horseman actually looks okay

Cast do a great job

Richard Moll

The Bad:

Patchy script

SFX aren't great

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

When blowing up a car you may as well blow yourself up with it because reasons

Homeless people wouldn't miss their heads


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