Is Sleepy Hollow actually scary?
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an age-old tale about a headless horseman who kills people and has entertained audiences with several exciting versions releasing over time in all sorts of forms of media. But one of the most unforgettable takes on the chilling legend was that of Tim Burton’s 1999 film starring long-time collaborator Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.
The Washington Irving story gets a very dark and sinister makeover much in line with the aesthetics and themes the renowned filmmaker is notoriously known for utilizing, but it must be said that he simply outdoes himself in the horror department, among other things. It’s really no surprise that there is a great debate among cinephiles and Burton fanatics that Sleepy Hollow is the last great film the director has made.
Before the eyes begin to role, Netflix subscribers should be keen to realize that this sent your grandma’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Burton’s dreary motion picture follows Depp’s outstanding portrayal of the infamous Ichabod Crane, who is a special investigator sent from New York to investigate the murders suspected to have been carried out by the supernatural decapitator. The story builds the tension superbly throughout the picture, keeping viewers guessing the entire time while scaring them out of their minds with nightmarish visuals and heart-stopping scares.