This week at our sister site Page to Silver Screen, we are voting on our October book. Of the four listed, we thought we would spot light The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for it’s enduring thrill and horror of nearly 200 years. Published in 1820 by Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, is a classic tale, immortalized by Walt Disney Productions in it’s film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949 and 1958).
Any adult who grew up with this film can tell you it scared them silly! There have been several variations of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.
In 1980, there was the Jeff Goldblum version: (why is everything always built on an “Old Indian cemetary”?)
There was a 1987 tv episode staring Ed Begley, Jr and Beverly D’Angelo as well before the Tim Burton 1999 version staring his go-to-man Johnny Depp. Most will likely remember this version of lanky, ill-fated Ichabod.
Now, there is a television series on the Fox network and is a modern day re-telling.
It looks promising! Sleepy Hollow can be seen on Fox Mondays @ 9PM/8PMc. If you have missed the first four episodes, please check them out here.
Which versions have you seen? Is there one that stands out? What do you think of the new series? Let us know what you think!