The film left me feeling a little sleepy at times, but I’m sick so maybe that’s just the meds that I am on. Johnny Depp was a very good Ichabod Crane. He was a little silly but I liked that he was really into the science of crimes. A CSI of ye olden times one might say. Christina Ricci was stunning as Katrina Van Tassel. She looks excellent with the Tim Burton white make-up, blonde hair and the corsets of the times. The film has a good mix of horror and creeping terror. The grey color of everything made things feel really creepy. The beheadings were also gruesomely fun. Ray Park as the Headless Horseman did a very good job wielding his ax and sword. Christopher Walken played the Horseman with his head still attached. This movie does drag along at times, which will make you sleepy, but the creepiness won’t leave you with a hollow feeling either. A good flick for Halloween.
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)