Headless Horseman

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"Don't lose your head"
  • R
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 3.9  (1,196)

In the 2007 horror film Headless Horseman, a group of college students head to a small Massachusetts town for a Halloween party, only to become the targets of a vengeful ghost determined to exact revenge on the descendants of those who wronged him centuries ago. The film opens with a prologue set in 1780, in which we learn the origin story of the Headless Horseman – a Hessian mercenary hired by the British to fight in the Revolutionary War, who was betrayed and beheaded by his own compatriots. Legend has it that the Horseman's head was never found, and that he rises from the grave every Halloween to seek revenge on those who wronged him.

Cut to present day, where we meet seven college friends on their way to a Halloween party in the town of Wormwood. They include Chris (played by Billy Aaron Brown), a good-hearted jock who's secretly in love with his best friend, Jessica (Rebecca Mozo), a smart and resourceful young woman who's struggling to come to terms with her father's recent death, and Lance (Richard Moll), a gruff and cantankerous local who takes them on a shortcut through the woods.

As they make their way to the party, strange things begin to happen. They encounter a creepy hitchhiker who warns them of the Horseman's curse, and their van breaks down on a deserted road. Stranded and alone, they decide to make their way to a nearby mansion, where they hope to find help. But as they explore the house, they soon realize that they're not alone – and that the Horseman is hot on their trail.

What follows is a classic horror movie setup – the group is slowly picked off one by one by the vengeful ghost, who hacks off their limbs with his deadly sword. But the film manages to put a fresh spin on the formula by incorporating elements of the Headless Horseman legend, as well as exploring its characters in depth.

Chris, Jessica, and Lance are particularly well-drawn, with each of them grappling with their own demons – Chris with his self-doubt, Jessica with her grief, and Lance with his guilt over a past mistake. There are also several well-executed twists and turns, particularly in the third act, that keep the audience guessing until the film's climactic finale.

Of course, no horror film would be complete without a healthy dose of gore and jump scares – and Headless Horseman delivers on both fronts. The Horseman himself is an imposing figure, with his glowing eyes and oversized axe, and the film's visual effects are top-notch.

Overall, Headless Horseman is an entertaining and effective horror movie, with a solid cast and a well-crafted story. While it may not break new ground in terms of genre conventions, it manages to be an enjoyable and satisfying ride that will please horror fans looking for a fright-filled Halloween treat.

Headless Horseman is a 2007 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.9.

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    3.9  (1,196)