“Once you cross that bridge,my friends,the ghost is through–his power ends!”

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I think it’s time for a tribute to that  Headless Haunt, that Creep without a Cranium, the one, the ONLY,Headless Horseman.

First, a delightful little video done to the Disney song “The Headless Horseman”, sung by Thurl Ravenscroft.You might know him as Tony the Tiger,but I remember him best as one of the Singing Busts at the Disney parks’ Haunted Mansion attraction. Sit back and listen to the fantastic bass revelry that is Thurl.

Next up is the classic animated sequence from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, released in 1949 by Walt Disney and narrated by Bing Crosby. Both hilarious and terrifying,this film truly brings The Headless Horseman to life in a way that no live action film ever could.

Then we have the 1999 period horror film Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp(surprise surprise).The Headless Horseman(with head) is played by Christopher Walken with fiendish intensity, His stunt and swordfighting scenes are brought to clashing life by Ray Park(head removed in post-production). It’s a movie lashed with gore and draped in period costumes;a real feast for the eyes. Depp shines as the nervous and quirky Ichabod Crane.

Leaping back to things more safe, the “Boo to You” parade that takes place twice during the “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” held at Walt Disney World has a rather unusual Grand Marshall to start the festivities:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tribute.

Just remember, you can’t reason with a headless man.:)

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