OK, stop me if you've heard this one. A group of kids on a road trip to a party take a short cut... through the backwoods... have a blowout... guy with big blade starts picking them off 1 by 1. Yes, it turns out this one isn't about The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and that skinny, cowardly teacher on horseback at all. It's a slasher flick about a small hillbilly town (called Wormwood... seriously) with some back story that leads to the kids getting their heads lopped off by a headless dude on horseback. We know the guy is bad, because he's got a black trench coat on... a dead giveaway. Also, he has no head.
The effects are pretty cheesy, but it was small budget I'm sure (or at least I hope). They try to build up tension a bit but the whole movie is pretty cliched and predictable, with no surprises really at all. You've got your typical inbred hillbillies, a car graveyard, cell phones don't work, falling down while running... etc. I almost expected it to end with somebody blaming those meddling kids and funny talking dog.
It's still got some fun moments though, if you can laugh at it a bit and not take it too seriously (not hard to do). The story they use for why Mr. Headless is gathering the heads is sort of cool and some of the beheadings are decent. It's a Sci-Fi Network original so I pretty much knew what to expect going in and I will say that it's one of the better films they've done lately. But, that's not saying a whole lot. It's mindless slasher fun.