Sleepy Hollow Story
Early America 1799, as the new world is preparing to enter into a new century of spiritual and political freedom, life still struggles with old world ways and superstitions. Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a Constable and man of science, is sent away to investigate the mysterious deaths and decapitations of several townsfolk in the tiny farm community of Sleepy Hollow(1999). Driven to prove that the true killer is a man of flesh and blood and not one of legend, Ichabod heads out to unravel the mystery of Sleepy Hollow.
Loosely based on Washington Irving’s story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow“, this easily one of the better horror films of the year. The success of this film occurs on so many levels. First, it is beautifully directed is one of my all-time favorite directors, Tim Burton, he is making his first true venture into the world of horror. His imagery is an atmospheric mixture of the German expressionist movement of the 1920s.
Another thing that really put a smile on this gore hound’s face is the amount of carnage in the film. The score by Danny Elfman, formally of Oingo-Boingo, and more recently made his name scoring films like “Army of Darkness“, helped to drive the emotion of the moment. Finally, the story includes with Depp and Ricci but the legendary Christopher Lee. A definite must see.
Sleepy Hollow 1999
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Sleepy Hollow (1999) Rating:
- Dylan = 9 / 10;
- Raoul = 7.5 / 10;
- Simina = 8.5 / 10;
- IMDB = 7.4/10;
- Rotten Tomatoes = 8.0/10;
Sleepy Hollow (1999) Synopsis:
In 1799, a scientist from New York is sent to the remote of Sleepy Hollow to investigate murders that people say were committed by a headless horseman.
Sleepy Hollow (1999) Review:
Despite having done many horror-themed movies, Sleepy Hollow is Tim Burton’s only true horror movie. At the time, I remember thinking that Burton’s will deliver another pseudo-horror which would be in fact a fairy-tale, but I was really delighted by what I found instead. The movie is actually very dark and quite scary. As in most of Tim Burton’s movie, all characters did great work, which is all very interesting and original.