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By Philip Matthews In Uncategorized

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28th October, 2006
===SATURDAY OCTOBER 28=== Sleepy Hollow, TV2, 8.30pm. Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow is a gorgeous piece of pop-gothic, both deeply romantic and impressively grim, if not plain Grimm. Mining a similar vein to Burton's Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, it casts Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, the sceptic in colonial New York, which is an environment of witchcraft and superstition where a headless horseman (Christopher Walken, snarling) haunts the dark woods. This is also unusually gory for the normally PG-rated Burton; its gothic images, and its Christopher Lee ...

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