Headless Horseman Hayrides
The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted Houses is an outdoor haunted attraction in the Hudson Valley area of New York. It is located about 6 miles from Kingston, New York; this haunted attraction covers 45 acres and includes a hay ride, corn maze, five haunted houses. The attraction has been rated as the "#1 haunted attraction in the United States by Haunt World Magazine, listed as one of the "Top 20 Hometown Haunted Houses in America" by Fangoria. H5 has been featured on Emeril's Halloween special and the Travel Channel, draws celebrities as customers as well; the hayride opened for the Halloween season in 1992, stemming from a disguise business Michael Jubie developed during his time as an undercover police officer, as well as the couple's love of Halloween. As of 2015 it employed over 350 people during the season. Owners Michael and Nancy Jubie started the attraction out of a love of Halloween and experience with disguises. Michael has written articles about safety in outdoor haunted attractions, lectures about his experiences in the industry.
H5 is located on a 45-acre, 200-year-old farm that some employees report is haunted. The facility, named Tourism Business of the Year by the Ulster County Development Corporation in 2008, has garnered a reputation for tailoring the terror experience to the individual customer. A year-round crew is employed to implement the annual themes at the attraction; the storyline is developed by a creative crew in concert with the production crew. They developed both the sets and oversees the makeup professionals as they create a look for each actor that complements the set and writing; the sets designs and acting have led industry publication Haunt World Magazine to list H5 among its Top 13 haunted attraction list, "America's Best Haunted Houses," and as its No. 1 Best Scream Park. Patrons are first taken on a hay ride on a wagon. Customers are given ample opportunity to be scared by actors during the trip, facilitated by a "storyteller," another actor, on the wagon for the ride; each year the hayride has a different theme, the storyteller narrates the tale, interacts with other characters, sets the mood for customers.
The veteran actors along the trail attend regular acting classes to sharpen their scaring skills. There is some debate about the ideal place to sit on the wagon for the most enjoyment, but the hayride is scary enough to cause some customers to jump off the wagon, or knowingly leave valuable possessions behind. 2018: The Hollow 2017: Resurrection 2016: Horseman's Spawn 2015: Horseman's War 2014: The Witching Hour 2013: Foretelling! 2012: The Horseman's Cult 2011: Hell's Cavern 2010: Escape of Prisoner X 2009: Revenge of the Hollowmen 2008: Once Upon a Terror 2007: The Black Spider Sideshow 2006: The Night of the Collector 2005: The 13th Sacrifice 2004: The Night of the Bogeyman 2003: The Season of the Witch 2002: The Necromancer 2001: Dr. Dark's Evil Carnival 2000: The Revenge of the Horseman 1999: The Greenhouse FX 1998: The Last Resort 1997: Nathan's Nightmare 1996: The Forbidden Forest 1995: The Death of Butcher Joe 1994: Revenge of Butcher Joe 1993: The Legend of Butcher Joe 1992: Butcher Joe The corn maze is the third stage in the visit.
Numerous actors are hidden in a one-way maze to scare passersby. 2014 Evil Reaping: Dark Harvest Corn Maze 2013 Evil Reaping: Dark Harvest Corn Maze 2008 Dark Harvest: Evil Reaping Freak Way Walk-Thru 2007 Dark Harvest Several haunted houses, each designed with a new theme annually, are part of H5. They are covered in local media. 2014 The Lunar Motel Glutton's Diner Glutton's Slaughter House Dr. Dark's Black Spider Sideshow Slither's Pet Shop The Nightshade Nursery Flesh They Crave: The Feeding' The Mansion of Dahlia Blood 2013 The Lunar Motel Glutton's Slaughter House The Root Cellar Nightshade: Nursery and Greenhouse' Dr. Dark's Black Spider Sideshow Flesh They Crave: The Feeding' Blood Inn: The Mansion of Dahlia Blood' 2009 Glutton's Slaughter House The Feeding: Flesh They Crave The Mansion of Dahlia Blood: Phantom Harbor 2008 Bad Seed Fertilizer Co.: The Nightshade Experiments The Feeding: Flesh They Crave The Mansion of Dahlia Blood: Phantom Harbor 2007: Bad Seed Fertilizer Co. The Feeding, The Mansion of Dahlia Blood Appearing in 2007, the Creature was a 150-foot -long inflated attraction that appeared to be a sleeping dinosaur or dragon.
Customers passed through the mouth and walked past internal organs on their way through to the back end. H5 includes several other attractions, including four eating establishments, four gift shops, other entertainers including several ghouls lose in the crowd entertaining the lines and Illusionist Ryan Dutcher. Various costumed actors and animatronic creatures are found throughout the site. 2013 & 2014: Hosted Bark-for-Life event to raise money for cancer. 2008: Profits from opening night will be donated to the Children's Annex, an autism services provider in the Hudson Valley. 2007: A behind-the-scenes look at the hayride was used to raise money for The Queen's Galley, a Kingston, New York-based food bank. Billed as a "Tiny Taste of Terror," Children's Day takes youngsters on a scaled-down daylight hayride and through the corn maze, all of which are modified for a youthful audience. – In 2007 relaunched Frosty Fest, a Christmas-themed event, conceived and attempted early in the attraction's run.
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The ComiColor Cartoon series was a series of 25 animated short subjects produced by the Ub Iwerks studio from 1933 to 1936. The series was the last produced by the studio; the series was shot in Cinecolor. Most of the ComiColor entries were based upon popular fairy tales and other familiar stories, including Jack and the Beanstalk, Old Mother Hubbard, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Headless Horseman. Grim Natwick, Al Eugster, Shamus Culhane were among the series' lead animators/directors, a number of the shorts were filmed using Iwerks' multiplane camera, which he built himself from the remains of a Chevrolet automobile. All of the ComiColor cartoons are now available in the 2004 Region 2 ComiColor DVD set released by Mk2/Lobster in France. Many are available in Region 1, in particular on the Cartoons That Time Forgot series; some of these short films are in the public domain. An asterisk next to the original release date indicates. All shorts produced and released in the years 1934, 1935 and 1936, with the exception of "Little Black Sambo", are in the public domain.
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Headless Horseman (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a gothic story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham, England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier, decapitated by a cannonball in battle. From the listless repose of the place, the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, to pervade the atmosphere; the story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow.
Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say. Other residents say an old Native American chief, the wizard of his tribe, held his powwows here before the country was discovered by Master Hendrick Hudson; the most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head". The "Legend" relates the tale of Ichabod Crane, a lean and superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel. Ichabod Crane, a Yankee and an outsider, sees marriage to Katrina as a means of procuring Van Tassel's extravagant wealth.
Bones, the local hero, vies with Ichabod for Katrina's hand, playing a series of pranks on the jittery schoolmaster, the fate of Sleepy Hollow's fortune weighs in the balance for some time. The tension among the three is soon brought to a head. On a placid autumn night, the ambitious Crane attends a harvest party at the Van Tassels' homestead, he dances, partakes in the feast, listens to ghostly legends told by Brom and the locals, but his true aim is to propose to Katrina after the guests leave. His intentions, are ill-fated. After having failed to secure Katrina's hand, Ichabod rides home "heavy-hearted and crestfallen" through the woods between Van Tassel's farmstead and the Sleepy Hollow settlement; as he passes several purportedly haunted spots, his active imagination is engorged by the ghost stories told at Baltus' harvest party. After nervously passing under a lightning-stricken tulip tree purportedly haunted by the ghost of British spy Major André, Ichabod encounters a cloaked rider at an intersection in a menacing swamp.
Unsettled by his fellow traveler's eerie size and silence, the teacher is horrified to discover that his companion's head is not on his shoulders, but on his saddle. In a frenzied race to the bridge adjacent to the Old Dutch Burying Ground, where the Hessian is said to "vanish, according to rule, in a flash of fire and brimstone" upon crossing it, Ichabod rides for his life goading his temperamental plow horse down the Hollow. However, to Crane's horror, the ghoul clambers over the bridge, rears his horse, hurls his severed head into Ichabod's terrified face; the schoolmaster attempts to duck beneath the terrible missile, but is too late when it strikes his head and sends him tumbling headlong into the dust. The next morning, Ichabod has mysteriously disappeared from town, leaving Katrina to marry Brom Bones, said "to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related". Indeed, the only relics of the schoolmaster's flight are his wandering horse, trampled saddle, discarded hat, a mysterious shattered pumpkin.
Although the true nature of both the Headless Horseman and Ichabod's disappearance that night are left open to interpretation, the story implies that the ghost was Brom in disguise, suggests that Crane was knocked off his horse and fled Sleepy Hollow, never to return there again. Irving's narrator concludes the story, however, by stating that the old Dutch wives continue to promote the belief that Ichabod was "spirited away by supernatural means", a legend develops around his disappearance and sightings of his melancholy spirit. Irving wrote The Sketch Book during a tour of Europe, parts of the tale may be traced to European origins. Headless horsemen were staples of Northern European storytelling, featuring in German, Irish and English legends, were included in Robert Burns's poem "Tam o' Shanter" and Bürger's Der wilde Jäger, translated as The Wild Huntsman. Viewed as omens of ill-fortune for those who chose to disregard their apparitions, these specters found their victims in proud, scheming persons and characters with hubris and arrogance.
One influential rendition of this folktale was recorded by the German folklorist Karl Musäus. During the height of the American Revolutionary War, Irving writes that the country surrounding Tarry Town "was one of those highly-favored places which abound with chronicle and great men; the British and American line had run near it during the war.
Sleepy Hollow (film)
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American horror film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving's 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, with Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones in supporting roles; the plot follows police constable Ichabod Crane sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village of Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman. Development began in 1993 at Paramount Pictures, with Kevin Yagher set to direct Andrew Kevin Walker's script as a low-budget slasher film. Disagreements with Paramount resulted in Yagher's being demoted to prosthetic makeup designer, Burton was hired to direct in June 1998. Filming took place from November 1998 to May 1999; the film has a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $207 million worldwide. Sleepy Hollow won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane is dispatched to the upstate Dutch hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, plagued by a series of brutal decapitations: a wealthy father and son, a widow.
Received by the insular town elders—wealthy businessman Baltus Van Tassel. Ichabod begins his investigation, skeptical of the paranormal story. Boarding at the home of Baltus Van Tassel and his wife, Lady Van Tassel, he is taken with Baltus' spiritual daughter, Katrina; when a fourth victim is killed, Ichabod takes Young Masbath, under his wing. Ichabod and Masbath exhume the victims on a tip from Philipse, learning that the widow died pregnant. He, Young Masbath and Katrina, venture into the Western Woods, where a crone living in a cave reveals the location of the Horseman's grave at the "Tree of the Dead." He digs up the Horseman's grave and discovers the skull has been taken, deducing that it has been stolen by someone who now controls him and that the tree is his portal into the living world. The Horseman kills the village midwife and her family, as well as Katrina's suitor Brom when he attempts to intervene, he and Masbath visit Hardenbrook, who reveals that the first victim, Peter Van Garrett, had secretly married the widow, writing a new will that left his estate to her.
Ichabod deduces that all the victims are either beneficiaries or witnesses to this new will, that the Horseman's master is the person who would have otherwise inherited the estate: Baltus, a Van Garrett relative. Katrina, upon discovering the accusation, burns the evidence. Hardenbrook commits suicide, Steenwyck convenes a town meeting to discredit Ichabod, but Baltus bursts into the assembly at the church, announcing that the Horseman has killed his wife; the Horseman is unable to enter. In the chaos, the remaining elders turn on and attack each other: Steenwyck and Lancaster are killed, the Horseman harpoons Baltus through a window, dragging him out of the church and acquiring his head. Concluding that Katrina controls the Horseman, Ichabod discovers that her diagram, which he believed summoned the Horseman, is one of protection, additionally finds a post-mortem wound on "Lady Van Tassel's" body. Lady Van Tassel and well reveals herself to Katrina, explains her true heritage from an impoverished family evicted years ago by Van Garrett when he favored Baltus and Katrina instead.
She swore revenge against Van Garrett and all who had wronged her, pledging herself to Satan if he would raise the Horseman to avenge her, to claim the estate uncontested. Manipulating her way into the Van Tassel household, she used fear and lust to draw the other elders into her plot. Having eliminated all other heirs and witnesses — and having killed her sister, the crone, for aiding Ichabod — she summons the Horseman to finish Katrina. Ichabod and Masbath rush to the windmill. After an escape that destroys the windmill and the subsequent chase to the Tree of the Dead, Ichabod throws the Horseman's skull to him. Freed, with his head restored, the Horseman spares Katrina and attacks Lady Van Tassel, giving her a bloody kiss and returning to Hell with her in tow, fulfilling the deal, his faith restored, Ichabod returns to New York with Katrina and Young Masbath, just in time for the new century. Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane: Crane is a quirky, yet sympathetic constable infatuated with integrating modern science into police procedures, but is squeamish at the sight of blood.
Depp added an element of humor in his portrayal of the character. Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel: Ichabod's love interest and the only heir to one of the town's richest farmers. Ricci described her character as "a princess-y character one-sided, no emotional depth." Miranda Richardson as Lady Mary Van Tassel: The aloof wife of Baltus and stepmother of Katrina, revealed to be a vengeful witch. Richardson portrays the Crone Witch, Lady Van Tassel's sister. Michael Gambon as Baltus Van Tassel: Katrina's father. After Peter Van Garrett is murdered, he is placed as the leader of the town. Casper Van Dien as Brom Van Brunt: A strong and arrogant aristocratic man, romantically involved with Katrina. Jeffrey Jones as Reverend Steenwyck: The town priest. Christopher Lee as the Burgomaster Richard Griffiths as Magistrate Samuel Philipse: The town magistr
The Headless Horseman (1922 film)
The Headless Horseman is a 1922 American silent film adaption of Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow directed by Edward D. Venturini, it stars Will Rogers, Lois Meredith, Ben Hendricks Jr. It was the first panchromatic black-and-white feature film. There were three silent film adaptations of the story, but this 1922 version is the longest of the three, as well as the only one that survives today. Film critic Christopher Workman states "the obvious day-for-night shooting foreshadows the work of Edward D. Wood Jr..... is a motion picture that wavers between irritating and flat-out dull." He says the Headless Horseman only appears in two all-too-brief sequences in the film, once at the beginning and again in the finale. The village of Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to greet the new schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, coming from New York. Crane has heard of the village's legendary ghost, a headless horseman, said to be searching for the head that he lost in battle; the schoolteacher has arrived when he begins to pursue the beautiful young heiress Katrina Van Tassel, angering Abraham Van Brunt, courting her.
Crane's harsh, small-minded approach to teaching turns some of the villagers against him. Soon there are many. Brom Bones trashes the schoolhouse and tries to make it look like witches allied with Ichabod Crane caused the destruction. Will Rogers – Ichabod Crane Lois Meredith – Katrina Van Tassel Ben Hendricks Jr. – Abraham Van Brunt Charles Graham – Hans Van Ripper Mary Foy – Dame Martling Bernard A. Reinold – Baltus Van Tassel Downing Clarke – Dominie Heckwelder Jerry Devine – Adrian Van Ripper James Sheridan – Jethro Martling Kay MacCausland – Elsa Vanderdonck Nancy Chase – Gretchen The unlikable, stern schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, who at one point beats a student, was played by Rogers, a popular actor playing against his typical roles for which he received $19,583.20. For authenticity, filming took place in the Hudson River Valley around Tarrytown, New York, the setting of Washington Irving's story, with its Dutch farm houses and covered bridges; the Headless Horseman was the first black-and-white feature film photographed on panchromatic stock, while two to three times more expensive, did not have the tendency to turn blue eyes and skies white and lipstick as black like the used orthochromatic film did.
One effective special effect was the use of a double exposure to give the headless horseman a phantom-like appearance. Copies of The Headless Horseman exist in several collections and it has been released on DVD. Alpha Video released the movie in a double-feature with Italian film The Mechanical Man; the Headless Horseman on IMDb Film still at www.silentfilmstillarchive.com
Not of This Earth (Joe Satriani album)
Not of This Earth is the debut studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released in 1986 through Relativity Records. In the liner notes, Satriani provides a brief introduction to himself and the background behind Not of This Earth, recorded in early 1985, he states. He mentions the recording of a follow-up album which he promises "will turn heads, drop jaws and create world peace in our lifetime!". The album uses electronic drums rather than acoustic drums; the title track utilizes a unique compositional technique described by Satriani as pitch axis theory, which consists of shifting modes underneath a pedal tone. "The Enigmatic" uses the enigmatic scale. "Rubina" is one of two tracks named after his wife, the other being "Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness" on The Extremist. "The Headless Horseman" is performed using a two-handed tapping technique, was revisited in the form of "Headless" on Flying in a Blue Dream. Not of This Earth has been reissued several times; the original cover art used for the first vinyl and CD editions was lost early on, having since been replaced with an alternate cover, used for all releases since 1988.
Notably the guitar, an Ibanez 540S, with which Satriani is pictured on this second edition cover was never used by him, instead being "a promo shot that got too much press". The second major reissue of the album was as part of the Joe Satriani Original Album Classics box set, released on June 16, 2008 through Epic Records; the most recent reissue was part of The Complete Studio Recordings, released on April 22, 2014 through Legacy Recordings. Phil Carter at AllMusic gave Not of This Earth four stars out of five, describing it as having "superior compositions, a signature style, a unique tone, playing that's out of this world." He praised Satriani's "fluid playing and wicked licks are enough to drop jaws and widen eyes" and that "There isn't a weak track on this disc". All music composed by Joe Satriani. Joe Satriani – guitar, percussion, production John Cuniberti – vocals, engineering, production Jeff Campitelli – drums, percussion, DX, whistle Bernie Grundman – mastering In Review: Joe Satriani "Not Of This Earth" at Guitar Nine Records
The Headless Horseman is a mythical figure who has appeared in folklore around the world since at least the Middle Ages. The Headless Horseman is traditionally depicted as a man upon horseback, missing his head. Depending on the legend, the Horseman is either carrying his head, or is missing his head altogether, is searching for it. Examples include the dullahan from Ireland, a demonic fairy depicted riding a horse and carrying his head under his arm; the Headless Horseman is a fictional character from the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by American author Washington Irving. The story, from Irving's collection of short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. has worked itself into known American folklore/legend through literature and film, including the 1999 Tim Burton film Sleepy Hollow. The legend of the Headless Horseman begins in Sleepy Hollow, New York, during the American Revolutionary War. Traditional folklore holds that the Horseman was a Hessian trooper, killed during the Battle of White Plains in 1776.
He was decapitated by an American cannonball, the shattered remains of his head were left on the battlefield while his comrades hastily carried his body away. They buried him in the cemetery of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, from which he rises as a malevolent ghost, furiously seeking his lost head. Modern versions of the story refer his rides to Halloween; the Headless Horseman is a novel by Mayne Reid, first published in monthly serialized form during 1865 and 1866, subsequently published as a book in 1866, based on the author's adventures in the United States. "The Headless Horseman" or "A Strange Tale of Texas" was set in Texas and based on a south Texas folk tale. The dullahan or dulachán is a headless, demonic fairy riding a horse and carrying his head under his arm, he wields a whip made from a human corpse's spine. When the dullahan stops riding, a death occurs; the dullahan calls out a name, at which point the named person dies. In another version, he is the headless driver of a black carriage.
A similar figure, the gan ceann, can be frightened away by wearing a gold object or putting one in his path. The most prominent Scots tale of the headless horseman concerns a man named Ewen decapitated in a clan battle at Glen Cainnir on the Isle of Mull; the battle denied him any chance to be a chieftain, both he and his horse are headless in accounts of his haunting of the area. The 14th century poem Gawain and the Green Knight features a headless horseman, the titular giant knight. After he is beheaded by Gawain, the Green Knight lifts his head up with one hand and rides from the hall, challenging Gawain to meet him again one year later; the German Legends of the Brothers Grimm recount two German folk tales of a headless horseman being spotted with their own eyes. One is set near Dresden in Saxony. In this tale, a woman from Dresden goes out early one Sunday morning to gather acorns in a forest. At a place called "Lost Waters", she hears a hunting horn; when she hears it again, she turns around and she sees a headless man in a long grey coat sitting on a grey horse.
In another German tale, set in Brunswick in Lower Saxony, a headless horseman called "the wild huntsman" blows a horn to warn hunters not to ride the next day, because they will meet with an accident. In some German versions of the headless horseman, he seeks out the perpetrators of capital crimes. In others, he has a pack of black hounds with tongues of fire; the jhinjhār is a headless horseman found in the folklore of Madhya Pradesh. Unlike European depictions, this headless horseman is portrayed as a heroic figure. Most stories about the jhinjhār describe it as a Rajput prince who lost its head while defending a village or caravan from bandits but refusing to back down after being beheaded, while other versions describe it as a Mughal cavalryman trying to defend its prince; the comic book series Chopper, written by Martin Shapiro, is a modern-day reimagining of the headless horseman. It features a headless outlaw biker on a motorcycle; the only people who can see him are those who have consumed a strange new Ecstasy-like drug that triggers their sixth sense and opens a gateway to the afterlife.
During the hallucinogenic high, any characters who have committed significant sins are hunted by the headless ghost. Once the drug wears off the victim is safe and beyond the headless horseman's ghostly reach; the Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode "Chopper" features a headless motorcyclist who enacts revenge for the loss of his head on a rival biker gang, 20 years after his murder. In the Midsomer Murders episode "The Dark Rider", a killer lures several victims to their deaths by masquerading as a headless horseman from local legend. Cephalophore, beheaded Christian martyred saints Saints Gemolo and Himerius of Bosto Headless Mule, a character in Brazilian folklore List of ghosts List of ghost films Headless men