In early colonial America, young policeman Ichabod Crane is sent to the fledgling settlement of New York City to investigate a series of ghoulish murders. On his arrival, the town council informs him that the 3 victims were killed in open ground, and the heads had disappeared - taken by a headless ghost that is supposedly responsible. Ichabod is unconvinced of this, but learns more about the ghostly horseman - it is the ghost of a Hessian sent by the British during the revolutionary war, and he was caught by redcoats and decapitated with his own sword. When Ichabod sees the ghost kill one of the town council members, his skepticism evaporates - and he soon discovers that the horseman's ghost has an unholy connection to Balthus Van Tassel, a wealthy farmer - and whose daughter Ichabod is falling in love with...
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Sleepy Hollow entertains with its stunning visuals and creepy atmosphere.
Very gory, violent take on classic tale.