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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)
Horseman actually looks okay
Cast do a great job
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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