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Movie Monday: Sleepy Hollow


Last night while out at dinner I spied the preview for Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow” on one of the restaurants TVs. We have given up cable so I’m not watching TV like I once used to. I perhaps might’ve known about this series sooner. It piqued my interest right away. As soon as I could when I got back home, I looked it up.

The “Scenario” on Wikipedia sums up Sleepy Hollow’s plot best:

After Ichabod Crane “dies” during a mission for General George Washington in 1790, he awakens in 2040 in Sleepy Hollow. But so does the Headless Horseman, whose head Ichabod lopped off before his perceived death. The horseman begins his nightly killing spree, and Ichabod must partner with newly appointed Sheriff Abbie Mills. Abbie is made the new sheriff after the horseman killed the previous sheriff upon awakening. While hunting the Horseman, Abbie looks into the old case files her old partner (the former sheriff) was investigating and learns of two types of occult groups — one for good, the other evil — which may have summoned the horseman again. If the horseman is not stopped, dark supernatural forces will affect the Earth. This becomes more difficult as the Horseman discovers modern weaponry, which he assimilates into his ritualistic hunt. Ichabod must also adjust to the societal and technological differences of the 21st century. As Abbie is both African American and a woman, his world view from 18th century Colonial America may cause some friction with Abbie, and also the people he must now work with. Given the fact that he is, and states he is from, the time of the Revolution, local law enforcement see him as mad but reliable in hunting the horseman.

Reading about it makes it sound a little lame and far-fetched, but the preview looks intriguing. Or will it end up being a slasher movie-like series that will wear out its welcome on the small screen every week?

Not sure. But I’ll watch to find out. It premieres on Monday September 16 at 9/8c.


Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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