Headless Horseman


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Headless Horseman

spectral figure haunts Ichabod Crane. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow]
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Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished materials for many a wild story in that region of shadows; and the spectre is known at all the country firesides, by the name of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite spectre of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard.
Such was one of the favorite haunts of the Headless Horseman, and the place where he was most frequently encountered.
5Sleepy Thursday, 5STAR, 9pm DIRECTOR Tim Burton's take on Washington Irving's legend of the Headless Horseman sees unorthodox 18th-century New York policeman Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) despatched to the quaint town of Sleepy Hollow to seek out the culprit for a spate of decapitations.
5 SLEEPY HOLLOW Thursday, 5STAR, 9pm DIRECTOR Tim Burton's take on Washington Irving's legend of the Headless Horseman sees unorthodox 18th-century New York policeman Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) despatched to the quaint town of Sleepy Hollow to seek out the culprit for a spate of decapitations.
00pm) No one does Gothic creepiness quite like Tim Burton and in Sleepy Hollow, his take on Washington Irving's legend of the Headless Horseman, the director excels himself, careering giddily from black comedy to horror to romance without sacrificing originality, wit or invention.
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