But the Washington Irving story does the same thing, all but letting you know, with a wink, that the "head" thrown at Ichabod was really a pumpkin, and that Brom Bones was the "Headless Horseman" who threw it:jadewik wrote:What made the old story creepy was explained away in what I deemed "non-scary" terms. I think it's the unexplained things that make horror scarier
Brom Bones, too, who, shortly after his rivalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disappearance conducted the blooming Katrina in triumph to the altar, was observed to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related, and always burst into a hearty laugh at the mention of the pumpkin; which led some to suspect that he knew more about the matter than he chose to tell.
One Eye'd Jack wrote:You know, I've said this before, too, and AGREE with said members, that making ichabod into a teacher was a stupid idea.
And Jadewick's point about [essentially] NOT 'knowing' is what made the original so perfect.
I look at it in the same light as I do 'JAWS' (for those of you who don't know, that's my favorite movie). It was what you DIDN'T see in the movie that was so terrifying!
And anyway....... I'm just getting SOOOOOOOOOOO sick of Johnny Depp. He SOOOOOOO ruined 'Pirates' for me, with his Keith Richards caricature.
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