This is a little late, but it has been a busy weekend for both of us. On with the review!
Sleepy Hollow (1999), is another personal favorite. Yes I know, readers, it is another Burton film. I told you, I have a bit of an obsession. I refuse to seek help for it, so deal. Starring Burton’s golden boy, Johnny Depp, Sleepy Hollow is a retelling of the classic tale by the American author Washington Irving. It captures the creepy vibe of the fable with ease, and then some. In this version, Depp plays Constable Ichabod Crane, a man with newfangled ideas about solving crimes, human nature, etc. He has been sent to the town of Sleepy Hollow, where three people have been decapitated, and no suspect has been found. He meets several strange characters, including Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel, his love interest, and her mother Lady Van Tassel (played by Miranda Richardson). Michael Gambon (ALBUS DUMBLEDORE) also makes an appearance as Mr. Van Tassel. And we have Burton’s other favorite son, Christopher Walkin, as the Hessian/Headless Horseman.
This film is more creepy than scary, but like all other American children, I grew up with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, so it is a treat to see it on the big screen, however altered it may be from the original telling. If you like this version, check out the more modern Sleepy Hollow television series on Fox!