Sleepy Hollow

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"Heads will roll."
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 7.3  (383,231)
  • 65

In the late 18th century, the small town of Sleepy Hollow has been plagued by a series of gruesome murders that have the locals fearing for their lives. The victims, all decapitated, have been found with no clues or suspects, and the townspeople have turned to superstitious beliefs to explain the horrific events. The local magistrate, Baltus Van Tassel (Michael Gambon), decides to bring in an outsider to investigate and bring an end to the killings once and for all.

That outsider is Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a highly eccentric and progressive police constable from New York City. Arriving in Sleepy Hollow with his scientific equipment and methods, Ichabod dismisses the legends and folklore that the townspeople believe in and endeavors to uncover the real reason behind the murders. He quickly finds himself at odds with the superstitious locals, including the wealthy and powerful Van Tassel family, who think he's both ridiculous and reckless.

As Ichabod investigates the murders with his assistant, Young Masbath (Marc Pickering), they discover some strange things about the murderer. The killer seems to be wielding a massive sword, and talk of a mysterious and malevolent figure known as the Headless Horseman is rife throughout the town. Despite Ichabod's skepticism, he soon encounters the monstrous figure and learns firsthand that the legends may indeed be real.

Ichabod also becomes romantically involved with Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci), the daughter of the wealthy landowner, and begins to suspect that perhaps the murders are tied to a complex web of secrets and conspiracies. Katrina, who has her own interests in solving the murders, reveals to Ichabod that her stepmother, Lady Van Tassel (Miranda Richardson), holds the key to the mystery. Lady Van Tassel is an enigmatic and manipulative woman with ties to the occult, and as Ichabod delves deeper into the case, he becomes convinced that she is hiding something.

As Ichabod and Katrina race against time to unravel the dark secrets of Sleepy Hollow, they must confront the supernatural forces controlling the town and stand up against a powerful conspiracy. The Headless Horseman is revealed to be more than just a ghostly apparition, and Ichabod soon finds himself in a fight for his life against both the spectral murderer and the human conspirators orchestrating the murders. The truth behind the killings is chilling and the danger is palpable as the movie unfolds towards its thrilling conclusion.

Sleepy Hollow is a gothic horror film that mixes action, humor, and suspense to great effect. The movie is visually stunning, with a dark and eerie atmosphere that perfectly captures the mysterious and foreboding feel of the original Washington Irving story. Director Tim Burton brings his trademark artistic flair to the movie, as well as his usual cast of quirky actors, such as Christopher Walken, who plays the sinister and menacing Headless Horseman.

Johnny Depp puts in a fantastic performance as Ichabod Crane, bringing both his trademark whimsy and intensity to the character. Christina Ricci is perfectly cast as the resourceful and intelligent Katrina Van Tassel, while Miranda Richardson is deliciously villainous as Lady Van Tassel. The movie boasts an outstanding score by Danny Elfman, which perfectly complements the dark and foreboding tone of the movie.

In conclusion, Sleepy Hollow is a dark and thrilling horror movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. With its intriguing storyline, stunning visuals, and outstanding performances, it is a must-watch for anyone who loves gothic horror and Tim Burton's unique style.

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 65.

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  • Release Date
    1999
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (383,231)
  • Metascore
    65