The movie poster tagline "Heads will roll" tells you how clever the film is, and Tim Burton clearly cared less about the impenetrable conspiracy at the heart of the script than he would a typical Scooby-Doo mystery, but he also knew it was besides the point. Burton is here for the gothic horror atmosphere and so are you, the lush visuals serving as a loving homage to the classic Disney cartoon and Hammer films alike.
Adaptation of the short horror story by Washington Irving. Tim Burton succeeds at creating a dark atmosphere of fog, blood and fear and keeps the eerie and menacing tone throughout. Despite a promising first sequences, Johnny Depp is unusually dull and restrained as Ichabod Crane in a role that would have benefited from a more histrionic, nerdy characterisation.
Like a Hammer/Bava film on steroids! It captures everything I love about Autumn and the creature-features. I just wish they could have had police-constable Crane pose undercover as the local schoolmaster while infiltrating Sleepy Hollow, so that it could be reconciled with the Ichabod Crane from Irving's original story. A minor quibble. (Does anyone else think Young Masbath is Humphrey Bogart's teenaged clone?)
Burton & Depp at their absolute best but darkest since SWEENEY TODD, but also a good retelling of the classic tale - especially the twist (which was surprising). Well done! (Not to mention there were some awesome cameos from Christopher Walken & Christopher Lee the film had, too.)
Another haunting movie by Tim Burton, this time inspired by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow written by Washington Irving. For me, the interest in this movie was more visual than anything else. Dark sceneries, pale characters and a really foggy weather really made the reds of the gushing blood stand out.