Synopsis: It is the year 1799 and in the isolated hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, a murder most foul has occurred. Three corpses have been found, each killed instantly and decapitated. Visiting constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), suspects one of the villagers is responsible, but the locals believe the killer is not one of their own and most definitely, not from this world.
From Tim Burton, acclaimed director of "The Corpse Bride", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Planet of the Apes" comes the chilling, classic tale of suspense, murder and mysticism, starring Johnny Deep, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, and Micheal Gamdom.
Sleepy Hollow is one of the reasons I fell in love with horror. It has been many years since I have watched this film (released in 1999) and I am glad I sat down to watch it again. It was a refreshing and rejuvenating trip down memory lane. It feels, I had nearly forgotten the tales that founded my roots and the legends that had enriched and inspired me.... like the tale of the Headless Horseman (aka Hessian Horseman)... which inspired Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.
I had nearly forgotten how eerily beautiful this film was as a whole. Everything from the acting to Cinematography, leaves a lasting impression. The way in which the story is told, feeds a gripping curiosity, using shades of 'grey' breaking away from black and white, characters, for none are just innocent, nor just guilty and all have their story to tell. The supernatural elements, are well done, and balanced throughout the film.
All of that said, this is definitely a film worth watching, and will forever hold a place within my movie collection.
Trailer courtesy of rry79