The movie Sleepy Hollow was based on the book The Legend of Sleeping Hollow: (story).
Movie details for Sleepy Hollow
The movie was released in 1999 and directed by Tim Burton, who also directed Ed Wood (1994), Big Fish (2003) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Sleepy Hollow was produced by Paramount. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.
Actors on this movie include Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Ian McDiarmid, Michael Gough, Marc Pickering, Lisa Marie, Steven Waddington, Christopher Walken, Claire Skinner, Alun Armstrong, Mark Spalding, Jessica Oyelowo, Tony Maudsley and Peter Guinness.
The film, while occasionally gory (as one should expect from a movie about a headless horseman), is not terribly frightening, although it is suspenseful. Both Depp and Ricci are convincing, and the art direction and production values give the village its harsh feel. Toward the end, once the secrets are revealed, the film does slow down; however, this stylistic horror film provides many tricks and even more treats. --Jenny Brown
Book details for The Legend of Sleeping Hollow: (story)