Boo-Cause Reading’s Spooktacular: Graveyards

Posted October 19, 2020 by Michelle in Spooktacular / 3 Comments

Join us for Boo-Cause Reading’s Spooktacular this month, as we talk about various spooky topics.
We did a post with the full schedule and topics, so you can easily join in whenever you’d like.

I keep thinking next year I am going to pick topics I actually have something to write about. I think in my head I was thinking I had a book and then I realized I think it was just someone I associated with Graveyards but I am not really sure this person really has anything to do with them. So I figured since that was what I had in mind…I am going to just go with that. So for this topic, I am going with when you say graveyard what is the first thing that come to your mind…

The Headless Horseman

Here is why I associate Headless with Graveyards

Taken from Google Search and Nerd trips Website

“The three-acre burying ground of the Old Dutch Church, next to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, dates back to the 1600s, and it’s allegedly the origin of the Headless Horseman legend.”

Of all the legends Headless will always be my favorite. I hope he doesn’t mind me calling him Headless. I love to read retellings and watch movies about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I actually don’t live that far from it and could take a 45 minute trip to get there. They don’t have a lot of stuff to see, just the church and cemetery but it might be worth a trip to get to see Washington Irving’s resting place and tell him thank you for the awesome story.

Whenever I see something about the Headless Horseman, especially a retelling I get rather excited. I love the Legend and Mystery around him. Believe it or not my first introduction to him wasn’t the book but Disney’s The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Images from Google

I was not really a fan of the Mr. Toad story but the story of Ichabod started my love for that lovable headless dude. I recently watched it again and still love it, Bing Crosby tells the story and I love Bing.

Another Movie that I loved was Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.

Image taken from Google

Directed by Tim Burton you know it’s going to be a bit weird but I love the story that it tells and the Headless Horseman (Christopher Walken) is a very good Horseman, super creepy and those teeth! You get a bit of a love story, spooky elements and a crazy backstory. I really love this retelling of My friend Headless.

The last one I have for you today is a series that I love. It is a twisted retelling of Mr. Headless and it is one of my all time favorite stories. The end of this book still makes me want to scream!

The Twist and turns, the literary characters and just the over all story, this was/is one of my favorite retelling of Legends of the Headless Horseman. A Must read for Headless fans.

Now I know this was about Graveyards but I really do believe my friend Headless reminds me a lot of graveyards. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

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What is your favorite headless or graveyard book?

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Have a spooky day! xx

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3 responses to “Boo-Cause Reading’s Spooktacular: Graveyards

  1. Hey, that is a fun pick. I love the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, too. The fun Disney cartoon and the Tim Burton versions were great. I’ll have to check out that book series. I think I have the first one on my Kindle. I have a good friend who lives in Sleepy Hollow and she has sent me pictures of their decorations and the parade a few years back. I need to visit, too.

    And, here’s my big coincidence for the day. I just happen to be reading Spellbound in Sleepy Hollow for #FraterfestRAT right now. 🙂

  2. I loved that Sleepy Hollow movie! But my scariest Headless Horseman was a Scooby Doo episode I saw when I was 5 or 6, and my parents made me go to bed before the big reveal, and since then I cannot sleep if I don’t see a horror story all the way to the end