CURSE OF THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN (1972)
Article 4965 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Leonard Kirtman
Featuring Ultra Violet, Marland Proctor, Claudia Reame
What it is: Seventy-five minutes of exposed film
A young man inherits a ranch, but can only keep it if he makes it successful as a tourist attraction. But can he keep it going with a headless horseman on the loose?
You know, when making a movie, you should really make sure that at least one of the powers that be should keep away from the drugs and remain sober. Yeah, that’s a cheap shot, but if I’ve ever encountered a movie where no one on hand seems to be striving for simple competence, this is it. Incompetent camerawork, horrendous editing, kitchen-sink score, amateurish acting, crappy sound… if you can think of something that can go wrong, you’ll see it here. The aspect of the movie that is the least bad (I can’t bring myself to say best) is the script, and that’s only because it occasionally gets an inkling that it’s trying to tell a story. If this movie was part of a multiple-title all night bill of horror movies, you can bet it would be last on the list. Depressing in every regard.