A great visual homage to old Hammer films updated with a faster pace for a modern audience. It is beautifully filmed almost like old paintings. Beautiful costumes too. Johnny Depp do one of his better eccentric roles and Christina Ricci is especially stunning in this film with blonde curly hair. Excellent supporting cast. Good blend of suspense, terror and laugh-out moments. Sad to see it end.
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.