Saturday, October 07, 2006
31 Days of Halloween - Day 7
Halloween doesn't seem like Halloween to me without at least one visit by the headless horseman. Whether it's the Disney animated classic "The Adventures of Ichabod Crane" or Tim Burton's heavily flawed, but highly enjoyable "Sleepy Hollow," this classic Washington Irving story has to be represented somehow. I have several action figures, beany babies, figurines, etc., at least one of which gets put on display each Halloween.
I also have numerous versions of the story in print. As well as the original Irving short novel, I have a bunch of adaptations aimed at children of varying ages. Some are straight adaptations, some are in verse. All are read periodically.
There are also a number of audio representations in my collection; the Bing Crosby song from the Disney cartoon, at least one cover, a handful of songs based on the story, and a variety of adaptations of the story. My favorite one of these is the one read by Boris Karloff available here.