The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone. Written by
When the opening credits role, Christopher Lee's name is credited, despite his only scene having passed before the credits even start. See more »
(at around 18 mins) In the flashback showing the death of the horseman he is shown being buried still wearing his combat armor yet when Ichabod digs up his grave in the present (at around 50 mins) all that remains of him is a bare boned skeleton. Having only been buried for a decade or 2 there would not have been enough to completely decompose the armor to nothing since it was made of cured leather and metal. See more »
[to the Western Woods Crone]
I should like to say that I make no assumptions about your occupation nor your ways, Witch... which... which... which are nothing to me, whatever you are.
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The opening credits - shown over Ichabod's travel to Sleepy Hollow - interact with the landscape: if Ichabod's coach is near a river, the words are reflected on the surface of the water; if he's in a forest the letters drift away like dead leaves, and so on. See more »
A Superb Version of Washington Irving's Classic Horror Story
The movie, Sleepy Hollow, embodies Tim Burton's unique take on one of
the most well-known horror tales of all time, with a few new plot
twists and greater character development, including a dark past for
Ichabod Crane and a "story behind the story" of what's going on in the
haunted town, which is beautifully rendered, dark and foggy for an
The dream cast puts in great performances, but obviously it's Johnny
Depp who steals the show with his intuitive and sometimes over-the-top
portrayal of the anti-hero, Ichabod Crane, who displays admirable
bravery while at the same time often succumbing to fear.
The lavish production, masterful acting, background music, beautiful
periodic sets and costumes and the careful attention to detail, most
notable in the special effects used to bring the headless horseman "to
life", if you will, all come together to tell the tale of Sleepy
Hollow's plight and deliverance as it's never been told before. It's
unlikely that this cinematic version will ever be surpassed. Superb!
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