I’ve every kind of heat and fuzzy Halloween reminiscences from my childhood, although the vacation is, by nature, based mostly on scary issues. Principally I bear in mind fondly all of my costumes as a child, going trick-or-treating with my sisters, and, within the days after, boosting one another as much as get our sweet luggage off the shelf in my mother’s closet the place she tried to maintain them from us. There’s one custom that we had, nevertheless, that was not likely all that cool and doubtless helped seed my grownup hatred of horror films: we watched Disney’s “animated classic” The Legend of Sleepy Hole.

It appears harmless sufficient the 1949 movie relies on Washington Irving’s early American folks story, and good ol’ Bing Crosby sings all through. Till Ichabod Crane is murdered on his approach residence from a Halloween social gathering by a ghoul who would by no means be thought-about an applicable Disney villain at present. Fashionable iterations of the story the 1999 Tim Burton live-action film and the live-action Fox drama have the decency to painting it with the quantity of scariness it deserves, however many people have been in all probability topic to watching the “fun, festive” Disney film as children. Herein I’ll display precisely why it is not fairly the candy Halloween film the studio would have you ever imagine, however an Ichabod Crane snuff movie.


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