Based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a few poetic liberties, Sleepy Hollow puts a modern spin on the legendary tale of horror.
Rather than his original role as a school teacher, Ichabod Crane (Depp) is now an investigator from New York sent to investigate murder in the farming community of Sleepy Hollow. There, he encounters several interesting characters, chief among them Katrina Van Tassel (Ricci), daughter of the wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel.
Along the way, Crane uncovers secrets of pregnancy, marriage, and transfers of wealth that have been kept under wraps by the town elders. These secrets result in heads rolling, and Crane is left to do battle with the ghost of a headless Hessian mercenary.
The only major knock I can think of with this movie is the blood doesn’t look all that blood like to me, but that shouldn’t deter you from watching this movie. Go, watch, enjoy. The Sandman commands it.
Sleepy Hollow gets a three out of five: GOOD.