One of the scary movies I remember watching as a kid was the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  This was in the 80s, so it was the Disney version, starring Jeff Goldblum.  It looks silly now but at the time it fascinated me.  Not to mention I lived in New England so it looked kind of like Tarrytown all around me.

Arthur Rackham, best known for his drawings of Peter Pan, illustrated The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well.

I’m fascinated by the inclusion of German folklore in colonial America, playing on the fears of local residents.

Did you watch scary movies as a child?  Or stay up too late reading a scary book?

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