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* HeyLetsPutOnAshow: The hippies decide that the best way to save the dude ranch is for them to put on shows for the tourists. [[InformedAbility As none of them possess anything that could be described as 'talent']], it is hard to see exactly how this is going to help the dude ranch.

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* HeyLetsPutOnAshow: HeyLetsPutOnAShow: The hippies decide that the best way to save the dude ranch is for them to put on shows for the tourists. [[InformedAbility As none of them possess anything that could be described as 'talent']], it is hard to see exactly how this is going to help the dude ranch.

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* HeyLetsPutOnAshow: The hippies decide that the best way to save the dude ranch is for them to put on shows for the tourists. [[InformedAbility As none of them possess anything that could be described as 'talent']], it is hard to see exactly how this is going to help the dude ranch.


* OnOneCondition: There is a codicil to Uncle Callahan's will that says Mark must make the ranch financially successful with six months in order for him to retain possession of it.

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* OnOneCondition: There is a codicil to Uncle Callahan's will that says Mark must make the ranch financially successful with within six months in order for him to retain possession of it.



* VillainousBreakdown: After being exposed as the Horseman, [[spoiler:Mark]] suffers one and snaps completely. He delivers a brief MotiveRant, then grabs a gun and attempts to shoot his way out through his friends and employees. As he has absolutely no escape plan, and appears to be attempting flee into the desert with no water or supplies, he doesn't get very far.

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* VillainousBreakdown: After being exposed as the Horseman, [[spoiler:Mark]] suffers one and snaps completely. He delivers a brief MotiveRant, then grabs a gun and attempts to shoot his way out through his friends and employees. As he has absolutely no escape plan, and appears to be attempting flee into the desert on foot with no water or supplies, he doesn't get very far.


* AltarTheSpeed: Mark and Brenda are putting off getting married until he finishes his medical degree. Towards the end of the film, Mark suddenly decides that they should get married immediately and they are maried by the local Justice of the Peace in the church at the western theme park.

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* AltarTheSpeed: Mark and Brenda are putting off getting married until he finishes his medical degree. Towards the end of the film, Mark suddenly decides that they should get married immediately and they are maried married by the local Justice of the Peace in the church at the western theme park.

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* AltarTheSpeed: Mark and Brenda are putting off getting married until he finishes his medical degree. Towards the end of the film, Mark suddenly decides that they should get married immediately and they are maried by the local Justice of the Peace in the church at the western theme park.

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* OnOneCondition: There is a codicil to Uncle Callahan's will that says Mark must make the ranch financially successful with six months in order for him to retain possession of it.

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* AntagonistTitle: The Horseman is a ghost who haunts the ranch that Mark inherited, and seems to be intent on driving Mark and his friends off the land.


* LosingYourHead: The eponymous horseman carries a severed head (possibly his own) with him. At the end of the movie, the Horseman can be heard laughing, so presumably it is still capable of some form of communication

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* LosingYourHead: The eponymous horseman carries a severed head (possibly his own) with him. At the end of the movie, the Horseman can be heard laughing, so presumably it is still capable of some form of communicationcommunication.
* NonProtagonistResolver. Insofar as this film even has a protagonist. When [[spoiler:Mark]] suffers his VillainousBreakdown, he grabs a pistol and starts trying to shoot his way out. In doing so, he kills one of the stuntmen who stage the gunfights in the park. After a brief shootout, he is shot and killed by the stuntman's brother.


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* VillainousBreakdown: After being exposed as the Horseman, [[spoiler:Mark]] suffers one and snaps completely. He delivers a brief MotiveRant, then grabs a gun and attempts to shoot his way out through his friends and employees. As he has absolutely no escape plan, and appears to be attempting flee into the desert with no water or supplies, he doesn't get very far.

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* AccidentalMurder: The Horseman is attempting to scare Mark's friends off the ranch. [[FrightDeathtrap This results in two deaths]]: one girl runs in front of a van while trying to flee from him, and another--who is high on LSD--seems to just drop dead after being splashed with blood (it's possible that she suffered a drug induced heart attack but, like almost everything else in this movie, it is never made explicit).

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous: The Horseman's only aggressive act is to splash people with blood from a severed head. Unpleasant and disturbing certainly, but nowhere near the terrifying atrocity the hippies seem to regard it as.

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* HippieVan: Most of Mark's hippie friends travel to the ranch in a hippie van.


Mark Callahan (played by Marland Proctor), a young physician, was just informed by his family’s attorney that his uncle died, leaving him a ranch. The stipulation of the will is that Mark has to get the ranch to turn a profit in six months or he loses the rights to the property. So Mark, his hippie friends, and his fiance Brenda (Claudia Reame) head out to the old place to check it out. It turns out that the old ranch is a more of a WildWest theme park, complete with gun-toting re-enactors. The ranch also comes with a creepy old caretaker and semi-professional doomsayer named Solomon (B.G. Fisher) who tells a creepy (yet totally vague) tale about a headless horseman.

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Mark Callahan (played by Marland Proctor), a young physician, was just informed by his family’s attorney that his uncle died, leaving him a ranch. The stipulation of the will is that Mark has to get the ranch to turn a profit in six months or he loses the rights to the property. So Mark, his hippie friends, and his fiance fiancée Brenda (Claudia Reame) head out to the old place to check it out. It turns out that the old ranch is a more of a WildWest theme park, complete with gun-toting re-enactors. The ranch also comes with a creepy old caretaker and semi-professional doomsayer named Solomon (B.G. Fisher) who tells a creepy (yet totally vague) tale about a headless horseman.

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* LosingYourHead: The eponymous horseman carries a severed head (possibly his own) with him. At the end of the movie, the Horseman can be heard laughing, so presumably it is still capable of some form of communication


* BloodIsTheNewBlack: The Horseman splashes from his severed head on people to frighten them. The girl who is tripping on acid responds by rubbing the blood over her body while writhing orgasmically.



* GottaKillEmAll: The Horseman is seeking the eight gunmen who caused his death. He may have killed eight stuntmen in the theme park after mistaking them for the gunmen, but this is not made clear and, like so many other plot points, is never mentioned again after it is first brought up.

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* GottaKillEmAll: GottaKillThemAll: The Horseman is seeking the eight gunmen who caused his death. He may have killed eight stuntmen in the theme park after mistaking them for the gunmen, but this is not made clear and, like so many other plot points, is never mentioned again after it is first brought up.

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* GottaKillEmAll: The Horseman is seeking the eight gunmen who caused his death. He may have killed eight stuntmen in the theme park after mistaking them for the gunmen, but this is not made clear and, like so many other plot points, is never mentioned again after it is first brought up.

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