Headless Horseman, the

Headless Horseman, the

phantom who scares Ichabod Crane out of his wits. [Am. Lit.: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories]
See: Ghost
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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.
According to popular belief, the murders may be the work of the much-feared Headless Horseman, the ghost of a Hessian soldier.
Along the way, they encounter the infamous Headless Horseman, the helpful Jack O'Lantern and a frisky broomstick that takes them on the ride of their afterlives.