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* TearJerker:
** The Horseman comforting the wounded Daredevil with what passes for grief on his face.
** The senseless murder of [[spoiler:Thomas Killian.]] He's already had both his parents killed, so [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel's]] beef with them was settled and came off as wholly unnecessary to kill [[spoiler:an innocent child.]] It's even sadder when you look at it from the Horseman's perspective: he spared the young [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]] and her sister despite knowing they could easily give away his position. It must have been painful [[EvenEvilHasStandards even for him]] to be forced to do such an awful thing.


* AngstWhatAngst: Katrina lampshades this after [[spoiler: Brom dies]], saying she has "shed my tears for him, and yet my heart is not broken". This is averted when [[spoiler: her father dies, as she goes into a deep depression]].

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* AngstWhatAngst: Katrina lampshades this after [[spoiler: Brom dies]], saying she has "shed my tears for him, and yet my heart is not broken". This is averted when [[spoiler: her father dies, as dies and she goes into a deep depression]].



* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:[[EvilSorceress Lady Mary]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Van Tassel]], born Mary Archer, is [[TheManBehindTheMan the controller]] of the [[NobleDemon Headless Horseman]], and the one responsible for his murders. She sought to use the Horseman ever since she was a [[EnfantTerrible little girl]], betraying him to his death to later enslave his soul to use as her personal assassin. She helped dispose of the first Lady Van Tassel to marry the widower, Baltus Van Tassel. She then sets about consolidating her fortune by eliminating anyone in her path, including the pregnant Widow Winship. When she thinks the Widow Winship might have informed Beth Killian of the pregnancy, Van Tassel sends the Horseman to murder her and her husband, as well [[WouldHurtAChild as their little boy]]. She murders her own sister when said sister assists Ichabod Crane in retrieving info on the Horseman and shows no remorse for any of it, simply gloating how she'll have the Horseman murder Ichabod, her stepdaughter Katrina and their friend Young Masbath, securing her power and fortune.]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:[[EvilSorceress Lady Mary]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Van Tassel]], born Mary Archer, is [[TheManBehindTheMan the controller]] of the [[NobleDemon Headless Horseman]], and the one responsible for his murders. She sought to use the Horseman ever since she was a [[EnfantTerrible little girl]], betraying him to his death to later enslave his soul to use as her personal assassin. She helped dispose of the first Lady Van Tassel to marry the widower, Baltus Van Tassel. She then sets about consolidating her fortune by eliminating anyone in her path, including the pregnant Widow Winship. When she thinks the Widow Winship might have informed Beth Killian of the pregnancy, Van Tassel sends the Horseman to murder her and her husband, as well [[WouldHurtAChild as their little boy]]. She murders her own sister when said sister assists Ichabod Crane in retrieving info on the Horseman and shows no remorse for any of it, simply gloating how she'll have the Horseman murder Ichabod, her stepdaughter Katrina Katrina, and their friend Young Masbath, securing her power and fortune.]]



* HarsherInHindsight: After learning [[spoiler:what was in the backroom of the church in Ichabod's childhood]], his objection to the use of torture devices at the start of the film takes on a more serious light.

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* HarsherInHindsight: After learning [[spoiler:what was in the backroom of the his father's church in Ichabod's childhood]], his objection to the use of torture devices at the start of the film takes on a more serious light.



** In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]! Furthermore, the Horseman, played by Ray Park, wins a battle by cutting someone in half. Just months earlier, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace he played the loser who suffers the same fate]]. (Bonus points: ''Sleepy Hollow'' was largely filmed in the same studio[[labelnote:*]]Leavesden Film Studios[[/labelnote]] as ''The Phantom Menace'' immediately after that film vacated the set.)

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** In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]! Furthermore, the Horseman, played by Ray Park, Creator/RayPark, wins a battle by cutting someone in half. Just months earlier, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace he played the loser who suffers the same fate]]. (Bonus points: ''Sleepy Hollow'' was largely filmed in the same studio[[labelnote:*]]Leavesden Film Studios[[/labelnote]] as ''The Phantom Menace'' immediately after that film vacated the set.)



** Given Christina Ricci's tendency to play dark or weird characters, it's very ironic that the one film she does with Tim Burton, she plays against type as a seemingly benevolent WhiteMage. [[spoiler: She's a RedHerring and turns out to be GoodAllAlong]].

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** Given Christina Ricci's Creator/ChristinaRicci's tendency to play dark or weird characters, it's very ironic that the one film she does with Tim Burton, Creator/TimBurton, she [[PlayingAgainstType plays against type type]] as a seemingly benevolent WhiteMage. [[spoiler: She's a RedHerring and turns out to be GoodAllAlong]].



** At the beginning of Ichabod's investigation, one of the villagers hands him a Bible, claiming that this is the only information he'll need. At first glance, it seems like a case of small-town people being superstitious, but in fact, [[spoiler:when Ichabod opens the Bible, he sees a family tree of the villagers' families drawn on the inside cover. The family tree is the invaluable information Ichabod needs to solve the case and one of the conspirators slyly gave him this clue]].

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** At the beginning of Ichabod's investigation, one of the villagers Reverend Steenwyck hands him a Bible, claiming that this is the only information he'll need. At first glance, it seems like a case of a small-town people preacher being superstitious, but in fact, [[spoiler:when Ichabod opens the Bible, he sees a family tree of the villagers' families drawn on the inside cover. The family tree is the invaluable information Ichabod needs to solve the case and one of the conspirators slyly gave him this clue]].



** The Horseman (with his mouth of POINTED TEETH) does a liplock with [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]]. This cuts the skin around her mouth open, causing blood to spill out.

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** The Horseman (with his mouth of POINTED TEETH) does a liplock lip-lock with [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]]. This cuts the skin around her mouth open, causing blood to spill out.



* TheWoobie: Katrina has already lost her mother at the start of the film. [[spoiler: She soon loses her suitor, stepmother and father (the latter of whom is killed in front of her!) Then she finds out her mother was murdered by her stepmother, who then tries to kill her!]]

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* TheWoobie: Katrina has already lost her mother at the start of the film. [[spoiler: She soon loses her suitor, stepmother stepmother, and father (the father, the latter of whom is killed in front of her!) her. Then she finds out her mother was murdered by her stepmother, who then tries to kill her!]]


** The Witch of the Western Woods has maybe five minutes of screen time but is a well-liked and well-remembered character.

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** The Witch of the Western Woods has maybe five minutes of screen time but is a well-liked and well-remembered character.character for her ties to the villains and CreepyGood status.


** In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]! Furthermore, the Horseman, played by Ray Park, wins a battle by cutting someone in half. Later, in ''Star Wars'', [[Film/ThePhantomMenace he plays the loser who suffers the same fate]].

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** In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]! Furthermore, the Horseman, played by Ray Park, wins a battle by cutting someone in half. Later, in ''Star Wars'', Just months earlier, [[Film/ThePhantomMenace he plays played the loser who suffers the same fate]]. (Bonus points: ''Sleepy Hollow'' was largely filmed in the same studio[[labelnote:*]]Leavesden Film Studios[[/labelnote]] as ''The Phantom Menace'' immediately after that film vacated the set.)


** The Killian family, mainly for the fathers DyingMomentOfAwesome and for being among the nicest of the villagers to Ichabod.

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** The Killian family, mainly for the fathers father's DyingMomentOfAwesome and for being among the nicest of the villagers to Ichabod.



** The witch of the western woods has maybe five minutes of screen time but is a well liked and well remembered character.
** Brom may not talk much but his fight with the horseman and connection to the original story make him fairly popular.

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** The witch Witch of the western woods Western Woods has maybe five minutes of screen time but is a well liked well-liked and well remembered well-remembered character.
** Brom may not talk much much, but his fight with the horseman Horseman and connection to the original story make him fairly popular.popular. And he's also played by [[Film/StarshipTroopers Johnny Rico]].



** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play. In addition to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]], and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together, sadly). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.

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** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play. In addition to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] and [[Creator/RichardGriffiths Uncle Vernon]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]], and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together, sadly). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.



** When Ichabod announces to the household that he intends to find the real culprit for the murders, there's a shot where Lady Van Tassell moves into frame to touch Katrina's shoulders protectively. [[spoiler: The true villain marking her RedHerring]].

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** When Ichabod announces to the household that he intends to find the real culprit for the murders, there's a shot where Lady Van Tassell Tassel moves into frame to touch Katrina's shoulders protectively. [[spoiler: The true villain marking her RedHerring]].



* TheWoobie: Katrina has already lost her mother at the start of the film. [[spoiler: She soon loses her boyfriend, stepmother and father (the latter of whom is killed in front of her!) Then she finds out her mother was murdered by her stepmother, who then tries to kill her!]]

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* TheWoobie: Katrina has already lost her mother at the start of the film. [[spoiler: She soon loses her boyfriend, suitor, stepmother and father (the latter of whom is killed in front of her!) Then she finds out her mother was murdered by her stepmother, who then tries to kill her!]]

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* EnsembleDarkHorse:
** The Killian family, mainly for the fathers DyingMomentOfAwesome and for being among the nicest of the villagers to Ichabod.
** Magistrate Philipse has his fans for being the most reasonable of the village elders despite his quirkiness [[spoiler:and early death]].
** The witch of the western woods has maybe five minutes of screen time but is a well liked and well remembered character.
** Brom may not talk much but his fight with the horseman and connection to the original story make him fairly popular.
** Young Masbath is seen as a decent and memorable version of the archetypal sidekick character.


** At one point, Katrina points out a cardinal and talks about how much she loves them. The cardinal in question is the fakest-looking animatronic bird you've ''ever'' seen. Since the film was shot in England, a real cardinal proved absolutely impossible to get hold of.

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** At one point, Katrina points out a cardinal and talks about how much she loves them. The cardinal in question is the fakest-looking animatronic bird you've ''ever'' seen. Since the film was shot in England, a real cardinal proved absolutely impossible to get a hold of.


** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play. In addition to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]], and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together, sadly). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.

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** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play. In addition to the ''Franchise/StarWars'' examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]], and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together, sadly). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.


** In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]!

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** In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]!dies]]! Furthermore, the Horseman, played by Ray Park, wins a battle by cutting someone in half. Later, in ''Star Wars'', [[Film/ThePhantomMenace he plays the loser who suffers the same fate]].


* AngstWhatAngst: Katrina lampshades this after [[spoiler: Brom dies]], saying she has "shed my tears for him, and yet my heart is not broken". This is averted when [[spoiler: her father dies, as she goes into a deep depression]].



* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]].

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* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]].Tassel. Her FaceHeelTurn is marked with an EvilCostumeSwitch where her hair goes down and cleavage goes up]].
* HamAndCheese: [[spoiler: Miranda Richardson]] is clearly having a ball once the FaceHeelTurn is complete.



* HilariousInHindsight: In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]!

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies]]!



** Given Christina Ricci's tendency to play dark or weird characters, it's very ironic that the one film she does with Tim Burton, she plays against type as a seemingly benevolent WhiteMage. [[spoiler: She's a RedHerring and turns out to be GoodAllAlong]].



** Creator/ChristopherWalken plays a pre-headless horseman, and has no lines other than "Shhh" and "Raaa!!", yet there are many people who consider it to be his greatest performance ever.
*** Creator/RogerEbert, in his review, refused to give away Walken's casting, but declared it to be "the only logical choice."

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** Creator/ChristopherWalken plays a pre-headless horseman, and has no lines other than "Shhh" and "Raaa!!", yet there are many people who consider it to be his greatest performance ever.
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ever. Creator/RogerEbert, in his review, refused to give away Walken's casting, but declared it to be "the only logical choice."



* RewatchBonus: At the beginning of Ichabod's investigation, one of the villagers hands him a Bible, claiming that this is the only information he'll need. At first glance, it seems like a case of small-town people being superstitious, but in fact, [[spoiler:when Ichabod opens the Bible, he sees a family tree of the villagers' families drawn on the inside cover. The family tree is the invaluable information Ichabod needs to solve the case and one of the conspirators slyly gave him this clue]].

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** Lisa Marie has only three scenes with no dialogue, and yet you definitely remember her as Ichabod's otherworldly mother (and her unbelievably tragic demise).
* RewatchBonus: RewatchBonus:
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At the beginning of Ichabod's investigation, one of the villagers hands him a Bible, claiming that this is the only information he'll need. At first glance, it seems like a case of small-town people being superstitious, but in fact, [[spoiler:when Ichabod opens the Bible, he sees a family tree of the villagers' families drawn on the inside cover. The family tree is the invaluable information Ichabod needs to solve the case and one of the conspirators slyly gave him this clue]].clue]].
** When Ichabod announces to the household that he intends to find the real culprit for the murders, there's a shot where Lady Van Tassell moves into frame to touch Katrina's shoulders protectively. [[spoiler: The true villain marking her RedHerring]].


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* StoicWoobie: Young Masbath has already lost his mother, and loses his father in the first fifteen minutes of the film. Yet although we see him mourn, he remains quite stoic and dignified, only lashing out [[spoiler: when Ichabod suspects Katrina]].


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* TheWoobie: Katrina has already lost her mother at the start of the film. [[spoiler: She soon loses her boyfriend, stepmother and father (the latter of whom is killed in front of her!) Then she finds out her mother was murdered by her stepmother, who then tries to kill her!]]


* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The shot where the fog forms hands and douses two torches. Pretty cool looking, but the Horseman never shows the ability to do anything else like this, and isn't normally concerned with keeping his actions subtle.
* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:[[EvilSorceress Lady Mary]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Van Tassel]], born Mary Archer, is [[TheManBehindTheMan the controller]] of the [[NobleDemon Headless Horseman]], and the one responsible for his murders. Van Tassel sought to use the Horseman ever since she was a [[EnfantTerrible little girl]], betraying him to his death to later enslave his soul to use as her personal assassin. She helped dispose of the first Lady van Tassel to marry the widower. Van Tassel then sets about consolidating her fortune by eliminating anyone in her path, including a pregnant widow. When she thinks the widow might have informed another woman of the pregnancy, Van Tassel sends the Horseman to murder her and her husband, as well [[WouldHurtAChild as their little boy]]. She murders her own sister when said sister assists Ichabod Crane in retrieving info on the Horseman, and shows no remorse for any of it, simply gloating how she'll have the Horseman murder Ichabod, her stepdaughter Katrina and their friend, securing her power and fortune.]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The shot where the fog OminousFog forms hands and douses two torches. Pretty cool looking, cool-looking, but the Horseman never shows the ability to do anything else like this, this and isn't normally concerned with keeping his actions subtle.
* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:[[EvilSorceress Lady Mary]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing Van Tassel]], born Mary Archer, is [[TheManBehindTheMan the controller]] of the [[NobleDemon Headless Horseman]], and the one responsible for his murders. Van Tassel She sought to use the Horseman ever since she was a [[EnfantTerrible little girl]], betraying him to his death to later enslave his soul to use as her personal assassin. She helped dispose of the first Lady van Van Tassel to marry the widower. widower, Baltus Van Tassel Tassel. She then sets about consolidating her fortune by eliminating anyone in her path, including a the pregnant widow. Widow Winship. When she thinks the widow Widow Winship might have informed another woman Beth Killian of the pregnancy, Van Tassel sends the Horseman to murder her and her husband, as well [[WouldHurtAChild as their little boy]]. She murders her own sister when said sister assists Ichabod Crane in retrieving info on the Horseman, Horseman and shows no remorse for any of it, simply gloating how she'll have the Horseman murder Ichabod, her stepdaughter Katrina and their friend, friend Young Masbath, securing her power and fortune.]]



* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler: Lady Van Tassel]].
* HarsherInHindsight: After learning [[spoiler:what was in the back room of the church in Ichabod's childhood]], his objection to the use of torture devices at the start of the film takes on a more serious light.
* HilariousInHindsight: In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] share scenes together, and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double, and how Count Dooku dies!
** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play - in addition to the Franchise/StarWars examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the Franchise/HarryPotter and Film/LordOfTheRings film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]],and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.

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* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler: Lady [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]].
* HarsherInHindsight: After learning [[spoiler:what was in the back room backroom of the church in Ichabod's childhood]], his objection to the use of torture devices at the start of the film takes on a more serious light.
* HilariousInHindsight: In this movie, Creator/ChristopherLee's character survives and Creator/IanMcDiarmid's character dies. Fast forward six years to the [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith next time]] they share scenes together, together and the exact opposite happens. Even funnier considering [[Creator/RayPark who plays]] the Horseman's fight double, double and [[OffWithHisHead how Count Dooku dies!
dies]]!
** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play - in play. In addition to the Franchise/StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the Franchise/HarryPotter ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and Film/LordOfTheRings ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]],and Palpatine]], and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together).together, sadly). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.



** [[spoiler: Ichabod's father killed his wife in a torture device because he thought she was a witch. (The fact that she ''was'' is completely beside the point.)]]
** [[spoiler:Lady van Tassel]], she crossed the line when she promised her soul to the devil in exchange for the power to raise the horseman from the grave as her assassin and use him to murder anyone that stood in her way to acquiring the lands of Sleepy Hollow. The scene that best demonstrates it is when she sent the Horseman to kill the Killian family, [[WouldHurtAChild including their young son]]..

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** [[spoiler: Ichabod's [[spoiler:Ichabod's father killed his wife in a torture device an iron maiden because he thought she was a witch. (The fact that she ''was'' is completely beside the point.)]]
** [[spoiler:Lady van Tassel]], she Van Tassel]] crossed the line when she [[DealWithTheDevil promised her soul to the devil Devil]] in exchange for the power to raise the horseman Horseman from the grave as her assassin and use him to murder anyone that stood in her way to acquiring the lands of Sleepy Hollow. The scene that best demonstrates it is when she sent the Horseman to kill the Killian family, [[WouldHurtAChild including their young son]]..son]].



** At one point Katrina points out a cardinal and talks about how much she loves them. The cardinal in question is the fakest-looking animatronic bird you've ''ever'' seen. Since the film was shot in England, a real cardinal proved absolutely impossible to get hold of.
** The scene where the Horseman [[spoiler: regains his head]] is filled with him making strange noises and pretty funny CGI including his eyes bulging and tongue sticking out. Of course considering this [[BlackComedy film]] it may be intentional.
* NarmCharm: Creator/ChristopherWalken as the not-yet-Headless Horseman should be terrifying, but his MessyHair and scream can come of as goofy. Nobody is complaining though.

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** At one point point, Katrina points out a cardinal and talks about how much she loves them. The cardinal in question is the fakest-looking animatronic bird you've ''ever'' seen. Since the film was shot in England, a real cardinal proved absolutely impossible to get hold of.
** The scene where the Horseman [[spoiler: regains [[spoiler:regains his head]] is filled with him making strange noises and pretty funny CGI CGI, including his eyes bulging and tongue sticking out. Of course course, considering this [[BlackComedy film]] film]], it may be intentional.
* NarmCharm: Creator/ChristopherWalken as the not-yet-Headless Horseman should be terrifying, but his MessyHair and scream can come of as goofy. Nobody is complaining complaining, though.



** Also Creator/ChristopherLee, who shows up in one scene at the beginning as the magistrate who orders Crane to investigate the killings at Sleepy Hollow.
* RewatchBonus: At the beginning of Ichabod's investigation, one of the villagers hands him a Bible, claiming that this is the only information he'll need. At first glance it seems like a case of small town people being superstitious, but in fact [[spoiler: when Ichabod opens the Bible, he sees a family tree of the villagers' families drawn in the inside cover. The family tree is the invaluable information Ichabod needs to solve the case, and one of the conspirators slyly gave him this clue.]]
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The film is desaturated except for the bright red blood. Despite its unrealistic appearance this works surprisingly well for both comedy and horror - with the exception of a single scene in the climax, where blood splashes out of the roots of the Dead Tree [[spoiler:after the Hessian and Lady van Tassel pass through it]]. For some reason the blood appears weirdly disconnected from its environment, and the shot resembles a rather amateurish B&W colourisation.
* {{Squick}}: The Horseman (with his mouth of POINTED TEETH) does a liplock with [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]]. This cuts the skin around her mouth open, causing blood to spill out.
** [[spoiler: Reverend Steenwyck and Lady Van Tassel's sex scene, complete with her slicing open her hand and wiping the blood on him. The whole thing taking place in the woods and the eerie music doesn't help either]].

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** Also Creator/ChristopherLee, who shows up in one scene at the beginning as the magistrate Burgomaster who orders Crane Ichabod to investigate the killings at Sleepy Hollow.
* RewatchBonus: At the beginning of Ichabod's investigation, one of the villagers hands him a Bible, claiming that this is the only information he'll need. At first glance glance, it seems like a case of small town small-town people being superstitious, but in fact [[spoiler: when fact, [[spoiler:when Ichabod opens the Bible, he sees a family tree of the villagers' families drawn in on the inside cover. The family tree is the invaluable information Ichabod needs to solve the case, case and one of the conspirators slyly gave him this clue.]]
clue]].
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The film is desaturated de-saturated except for the bright red blood. Despite its unrealistic appearance appearance, this works surprisingly well for both comedy and horror - horror, with the exception of a single scene in the climax, where blood splashes out of the roots of the Tree of the Dead Tree [[spoiler:after the restored Hessian and Lady van Van Tassel pass through it]]. For some reason reason, the blood appears weirdly disconnected from its environment, environment and the shot resembles a rather amateurish B&W colourisation.
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* {{Squick}}: The Horseman (with his mouth of POINTED TEETH) does a liplock with [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]]. This cuts the skin around her mouth open, causing blood to spill out.
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** [[spoiler: Reverend [[spoiler:Reverend Steenwyck and Lady Van Tassel's sex scene, complete with her slicing open her hand and wiping the blood on him. The whole thing taking place in the woods and the eerie music doesn't help either]].either]].
** The Horseman (with his mouth of POINTED TEETH) does a liplock with [[spoiler:Lady Van Tassel]]. This cuts the skin around her mouth open, causing blood to spill out.

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** [[spoiler: Reverend Steenwyck and Lady Van Tassel's sex scene, complete with her slicing open her hand and wiping the blood on him. The whole thing taking place in the woods and the eerie music doesn't help either]].

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* NarmCharm: Creator/ChristopherWalken as the not-yet-Headless Horseman should be terrifying, but his MessyHair and scream can come of as goofy. Nobody is complaining though.

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** The casting in general gets pretty hilarious in hindsight if you think about the roles so many of the actors went on to play - in addition to the Franchise/StarWars examples above, other actors went on to have prominent roles in the Franchise/HarryPotter and Film/LordOfTheRings film series. This leads to amusing situations, such as [[Creator/MichaelGambon Dumbledore]] sharing the screen with [[Characters/StarWarsEmperorPalpatine Emperor]] [[Creator/IanMcDiarmid Palpatine]],and mighty wizards Dumbledore and [[Creator/ChristopherLee Saruman]] turning up in the same movie (although not onscreen together). For bonus points, [[Creator/JohnnyDepp Captain]] [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] fights off [[Creator/RayPark Darth Maul]] during all the fight scenes.


** At one point Katrina points out a cardinal and talks about how much she loves them. The cardinal in question is the fakest-looking animatronic bird you've ''ever'' seen. Since the film was shot in England, a real cardinal proved absolutely impossible to get hold of

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** At one point Katrina points out a cardinal and talks about how much she loves them. The cardinal in question is the fakest-looking animatronic bird you've ''ever'' seen. Since the film was shot in England, a real cardinal proved absolutely impossible to get hold ofof.

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