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* Lady Van Tassel's DraggedOffToHell death. Right after the Horseman savagely kisses her and tears her lips with his teeth (while possibly also biting out her tongue!) he rides back into the Tree of the Dead, taking her with him in a fountain of blood while she shrieks in agony. Once the roots of the tree settle back down again, all that's left is her hand sticking out of the tree -- and as Icahbod watches in disgust and horror, her muscles relax in death and her fingers curl upwards, as if she's beckoning...

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* Lady Van Tassel's DraggedOffToHell death. Right after the Horseman savagely kisses her and tears her lips with his teeth (while possibly also biting out her tongue!) he rides back into the Tree of the Dead, taking her with him in a fountain of blood while she shrieks in agony. Once the roots of the tree settle back down again, all that's left is her hand sticking out of the tree -- and as Icahbod Ichabod watches in disgust and horror, her muscles relax in death and her fingers curl upwards, as if she's beckoning...


** He kills Beth Killian and her husband, but not their son Thomas, and we get a HopeSpot as he begins to leave and Thomas is left hiding beneath the floor. Then, suddenly, the Horseman stops, turns as if he realizes he angrily realized he's forgotten something, and starts taking his axe to the floor. We're treated to a shot of Thomas cowering beneath the floorboards as they start to get bashed in, and then when he tries to run, he gets grabbed by the Horseman. We fortunately get a GoryDiscretionShot and don't have to see what comes next.

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** He kills Beth Killian and her husband, but not their son Thomas, and we get a HopeSpot as he begins to leave and Thomas is left hiding beneath the floor. Then, suddenly, the Horseman stops, turns as if he angrily realizes he angrily realized he's forgotten something, something and starts taking his axe to the floor. We're treated to a shot of Thomas cowering beneath the floorboards as they start to get bashed in, and then when he tries to run, he gets grabbed by the Horseman. We fortunately We, fortunately, get a GoryDiscretionShot and don't have to see what comes next.

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* Lady Van Tassel's DraggedOffToHell death. Right after the Horseman savagely kisses her and tears her lips with his teeth (while possibly also biting out her tongue!) he rides back into the Tree of the Dead, taking her with him in a fountain of blood while she shrieks in agony. Once the roots of the tree settle back down again, all that's left is her hand sticking out of the tree -- and as Icahbod watches in disgust and horror, her muscles relax in death and her fingers curl upwards, as if she's beckoning...


* The Headless Horseman, of course. It's like [[Franchise/TheTerminator the Terminator]], but as a ghost; it cannot be bargained or reasoned with, you can't run from it and hope to escape, and it feels no fear, pity, remorse, or hesitation. It's just coming to take your head and there's little you can do but delay the inevitable, and you won't know why it's come for you.

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* The Headless Horseman, of course. It's like [[Franchise/TheTerminator the Terminator]], but as a ghost; it cannot be bargained or reasoned with, you can't run from it and hope to escape, and it feels no fear, pity, remorse, or hesitation. It's just coming to [[OffWithHisHead take your head head]] and there's little you can do but delay the inevitable, and you won't know why it's come for you.


* The Headless Horseman, of course. It's like [[Franchise/TheTerminator a Terminator]], but as a ghost; it cannot be bargained or reasoned with, you can't run from it and hope to escape, and it feels no fear, pity, remorse, or hesitation. It's just coming to take your head and there's little you can do but delay the inevitable, and you won't know why it's come for you that night.
** [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken]]'s performance as the Headless Horseman deserves a special mention. It's considered one of his finest performances, and he really gets across what a monstrous butcher the Horseman was in life.
** He kills the Killian couple but not their son Thomas, and we get a HopeSpot as he begins to leave and Thomas is hiding beneath the floor... then suddenly the Horseman stops, turns as if he realizes he angrily realized he's forgotten something, and he starts taking his axe to the floor. We're treated to a shot of Thomas cowering beneath the floor boards as they start to get bashed in, and then when he tries to run, he gets grabbed. We fortunately get a GoryDiscretionShot and don't have to see what comes next.
** As Ichabod and Brom flee the Horseman after attacking him, they run across a covered bridge and hear the Horseman's footsteps on the planks. They stop at the end and turn to face him... and see nothing, but continue to hear him walking across the bridge. A scuff and a bit of dust draws their attention up, but it's too late -- the Horseman drops down behind them.
*** When Brom tries to fight the Horseman, he seems to be doing okay against him, before the Horseman catches him off-guard and brutally bisects him through the waist.
** The townsfolk take shelter in the church and the Horseman cannot step on the holy ground, so it seems for the moment his wrath is averted. As chaos erupts in the church, we see the Horseman break off a fence post and retrieve a coil of rope. When Baltus stands on the church altar and declares he will reveal what is happening, suddenly the window behind him shatters and the pointed tip of the fence post ''bursts through his chest''. The Horseman then uses the makeshift harpoon to yank Baltus out the window and across the church grounds until his head breaks through the fencing, allowing the Horseman to take his head.
** Just the sight of the Horseman with his head returned to him. We have no actual reason to think the danger has passed, and if anything the sight of him fully restored makes one thing he's going to be ''more dangerous''.
* Ichabod's flashbacks, especially the last one.
* The Crone attacking Ichabod mid-hallucination.
* The Tree of Death and all the heads inside of it.
* [[spoiler:[[NotQuiteDead Lady van Tassel]]]] reappearing.
* TheReveal of what is actually behind that red door in Ichabod's father's church: [[spoiler:[[SinisterMinister Reverend Crane]]'s torture chamber - and Ichabod's mother, whom he tortured to death]].
* The massacre of the Killian family, [[spoiler:including [[WouldHurtAChild little Thomas]]]].
* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in a moment of panic. Then, barely seconds after Baltus tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped.

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* The Headless Horseman, of course. It's like [[Franchise/TheTerminator a the Terminator]], but as a ghost; it cannot be bargained or reasoned with, you can't run from it and hope to escape, and it feels no fear, pity, remorse, or hesitation. It's just coming to take your head and there's little you can do but delay the inevitable, and you won't know why it's come for you that night.
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** [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken]]'s Creator/ChristopherWalken's performance as the Headless Horseman deserves a special mention. It's considered one of his finest performances, and he really gets across what a monstrous butcher the Horseman was in life.
** He kills the Beth Killian couple and her husband, but not their son Thomas, and we get a HopeSpot as he begins to leave and Thomas is left hiding beneath the floor... then suddenly floor. Then, suddenly, the Horseman stops, turns as if he realizes he angrily realized he's forgotten something, and he starts taking his axe to the floor. We're treated to a shot of Thomas cowering beneath the floor boards floorboards as they start to get bashed in, and then when he tries to run, he gets grabbed.grabbed by the Horseman. We fortunately get a GoryDiscretionShot and don't have to see what comes next.
** As Ichabod and Brom flee the Horseman after attacking him, they run across a covered bridge and hear the Horseman's footsteps on the planks. They stop at the end and end, turn to face him... him...and see nothing, but continue to hear him walking across the bridge. A scuff and a bit of dust draws their attention up, but it's too late -- the late. The Horseman drops down behind them.
*** When Brom tries to fight the Horseman, he seems to be doing okay against him, before the Horseman catches him off-guard and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe brutally bisects him through the waist.
waist]].
** The townsfolk take shelter in the church and the Horseman cannot step on the holy ground, so it seems for the moment that his wrath is averted. As chaos erupts in the church, we see the Horseman break off a fence post and retrieve a coil of rope. When Baltus stands on the church altar and declares he will reveal what is happening, suddenly the window behind him suddenly shatters and the pointed tip of the fence post ''bursts through his chest''. The Horseman then uses the makeshift harpoon to yank Baltus out the window and across the church grounds until his head breaks through the fencing, allowing the Horseman to take his head.
** Just the sight of the Horseman with his head returned to him. We have no actual reason to think the danger has passed, and if anything anything, the sight of him fully restored makes one thing think he's going to be ''more dangerous''.
* Ichabod's flashbacks, especially the last one.
one. To wit: Young Ichabod enters [[SinisterMinister his father]]'s secret torture chamber, drawn by his mother calling for him...from inside an iron maiden, where [[DiesWideOpen her eyes lifelessly stare out at him]]. Clearly scared out of his mind, he ends up injuring both of his hands on one of the torture implements. Then the iron maiden opens and Lady Crane's [[BodyHorror mutilated corpse]] falls out, accompanied by a massive flood of blood.
* The [[DemonicPossession possessed]] Crone suddenly attacking Ichabod mid-hallucination.
Ichabod.
* The Tree of Death and all of the heads inside of it.
* [[spoiler:[[NotQuiteDead [[NotQuiteDead Lady van Tassel]]]] Van Tassel]] reappearing.
* TheReveal of what is actually behind that red door in Ichabod's father's church: [[spoiler:[[SinisterMinister Reverend Crane]]'s torture chamber - and Ichabod's mother, whom he tortured to death]].
* The massacre of the Killian family, [[spoiler:including [[WouldHurtAChild little Thomas]]]].
* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Doctor Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's Van Tassel's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in a moment of panic. Then, barely seconds after Baltus tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped.hoped.
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** When Brom tries to fight the Horseman, he seems to be doing okay against him, before the Horseman catches him off-guard and brutally bisects him through the waist.

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** As Ichabod and Brom flee the Horseman after attacking him, they run across a covered bridge and hear the Horseman's footsteps on the planks. They stop at the end and turn to face him... and see nothing, but continue to hear him walking across the bridge. A scuff and a bit of dust draws their attention up, but it's too late -- the Horseman drops down behind them.
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When Brom tries to fight the Horseman, he seems to be doing okay against him, before the Horseman catches him off-guard and brutally bisects him through the waist.


* The Headless Horseman, of course. It's like [[Franchise/TheTerminator a Terminator]], but as a ghost; it cannot be bargained or reasoned with, you can't run from it and hope to escape, and it feels no fear, pity, remorse, or hesitation. It's just coming to take your head and there's little you can do but delay the inevitable, and you won't know why it's come for you that night.
** [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken]]'s performance as the Headless Horseman deserves a special mention. It's considered one of his finest performances, and he really gets across what a monstrous butcher the Horseman was in life.
** He kills the Killian couple but not their son Thomas, and we get a HopeSpot as he begins to leave and Thomas is hiding beneath the floor... then suddenly the Horseman stops, turns as if he realizes he angrily realized he's forgotten something, and he starts taking his axe to the floor. We're treated to a shot of Thomas cowering beneath the floor boards as they start to get bashed in, and then when he tries to run, he gets grabbed. We fortunately get a GoryDiscretionShot and don't have to see what comes next.
** When Brom tries to fight the Horseman, he seems to be doing okay against him, before the Horseman catches him off-guard and brutally bisects him through the waist.
** The townsfolk take shelter in the church and the Horseman cannot step on the holy ground, so it seems for the moment his wrath is averted. As chaos erupts in the church, we see the Horseman break off a fence post and retrieve a coil of rope. When Baltus stands on the church altar and declares he will reveal what is happening, suddenly the window behind him shatters and the pointed tip of the fence post ''bursts through his chest''. The Horseman then uses the makeshift harpoon to yank Baltus out the window and across the church grounds until his head breaks through the fencing, allowing the Horseman to take his head.
** Just the sight of the Horseman with his head returned to him. We have no actual reason to think the danger has passed, and if anything the sight of him fully restored makes one thing he's going to be ''more dangerous''.



* [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken]]'s performance as the Headless Horseman deserves a special mention.



* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in a moment of panic. Then, barely seconds after Baltus tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped, using a post to harpoon him through the chest, dragging him within reach, and then decapitating him.

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* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in a moment of panic. Then, barely seconds after Baltus tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped, using a post to harpoon him through the chest, dragging him within reach, and then decapitating him.hoped.

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* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in reflex. Then, barely seconds after he tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped, using a post to harpoon Baltus through the chest, dragging him within reach, and then decapitating him.

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* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in reflex. a moment of panic. Then, barely seconds after he Baltus tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped, using a post to harpoon Baltus him through the chest, dragging him within reach, and then decapitating him.


* TheReveal of what is actually behind that red door in Ichabod's father's church: [[spoiler:[[SinisterMinister Reverend Crane]]'s torture chamber]].
* The massacre of the Killian family, [[spoiler:including [[WouldHurtAChild little Thomas]]]].

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* TheReveal of what is actually behind that red door in Ichabod's father's church: [[spoiler:[[SinisterMinister Reverend Crane]]'s torture chamber]].
chamber - and Ichabod's mother, whom he tortured to death]].
* The massacre of the Killian family, [[spoiler:including [[WouldHurtAChild little Thomas]]]].Thomas]]]].
* The deaths in the church scene, particularly because of how quickly they happen. During the chaos, Lancaster tries to confess about Lady van Tassell's conspiracy, only for Reverend Steenwyck to bash his head in with a crucifix, followed by Baltus shooting him in reflex. Then, barely seconds after he tells everyone present that he intends to find out what's going on, the Horseman proves that holy ground isn't as much of an obstacle as everyone hoped, using a post to harpoon Baltus through the chest, dragging him within reach, and then decapitating him.

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* Ichabod's flashbacks, especially the last one.
* The Crone attacking Ichabod mid-hallucination.
* The Tree of Death and all the heads inside of it.
* [[spoiler:[[NotQuiteDead Lady van Tassel]]]] reappearing.
* [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Christopher Walken]]'s performance as the Headless Horseman deserves a special mention.
* TheReveal of what is actually behind that red door in Ichabod's father's church: [[spoiler:[[SinisterMinister Reverend Crane]]'s torture chamber]].
* The massacre of the Killian family, [[spoiler:including [[WouldHurtAChild little Thomas]]]].

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