Sleepy Hollow Review
Written by: TERRORWATCH
Tim Burton brings to us a updated fun Halloween movie called Sleepy Hollow, Tim Burton created this movie in 1999 and stars, Johny Depp (Edward Scissor hands) and Christina Ricci (Casper). The story tells the tale about the headless horseman and is a Halloween based movie. Set in rural 1800's, Johny Depp's character, Constable Ichabod Crane is sent to a small farming town to investigate murderer thats on the lose cutting off heads. To Ichabod's this is just a killer on the lose but soon he releases that the myth of the headless horseman is not merely a fairy tale. Soon enough while he investigates he soon falls in love with Christina's character, Katrina Anne Van Tassel and they soon are on the hunt for the headless horseman together, with the help of young Masbath played by Marc Pickering.
Acting throughout the movie was standard, nothing really jaw dropping to see or hear. The surroundings were the actors worked were very in with the movie and it was a stage set out so the acting would not of been hard, the whole feeling was there to begin with. It wasn't like they were playing with computer graphics and had to act out and then the Computer people drawn the shark or animal in after. The movie has allot of fantasy feeling in with it and allot of great shots and scenes which overwhelm the true acting within the movie. The movie was very much a Hollywood movie, allot of big stunts and bog standard acting. No one really stood out expect for Johny Depp's rather amusing accent he uses in the movie.
In the movie everything in the movie looked really fairy tale and unreal. The dead bodies looked dead but for some reason did not look serious they just looked funny. The movie gave off a family Halloween feel, which was OK but it lacked to scary people. A slight bit of CGI was used in the movie, it wasn't bad it looked OK for the movie. The set of the movie was set in a old farming community were everyone knew each other and the set was built from scratch. This looked fantastic, it was totally rugged and great like the feel you get when you see the houses in Ireland in Angel's Ashes. Each brick has so much detail it looked great and was a pleasure to watch. The only thing really that bugged me about the movie that it was to family bases. I think a great myth like the headless horseman should of been shown in a different way. It should of been really scary and allot more to the point the gory scenes needed to look more real and sicking. However this is a Burton movie and this is what he does best, create fantasy.
There ain't a real soundtrack in the movie allot of creepy Halloween themed music and a few great effects nothing really to speak about. The movie had a curses feel which was cool but yet again covered by a play school blanket for the family movie and then from the credits failed to be as creepy as it once did in the first 10 min. Overall this movie is OK, its mainly a family movie and if your into horror movies, don't see it. Though another great mainstream flick from Tim Burton, very creative and visually stunning.