Column: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:06: The Sin Eater


By P.S. Griffin


Summary: Wherein we learn the skeletons in Ichabod’s past and the holes in the Masons’ plan. Yep. Those guys finally showed up well after Ichabod fanboyed the Masonic symbols on the dollar bill in the pilot.


Recap: Sweet Abbie takes the previous episode’s life lesson to heart immediately and begins to try and make Ichabod feel that he belongs in this century by introducing him to America’s favorite pastime. The episode opens with the two in the …

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Column: Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1:05: John Doe


By P.S. Griffin


Summary: Something sickly this way comes – and goes with Abbie’s help, thereby saving Ichabod, Sleepy Hollow, and probably the world. Prithee I bid ye to cast out all sense lest madness take root, gentle viewers.


Recap: We open in the familiar woods of Sleepy Hollow. A dirty boy in ye olde timey garb sees a young girl, suspiciously clean in a white nightie. They are both barefoot. She dares him to try to catch her; he …

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Recap and Review: Sleepy Hollow 1.04: The Lesser Key of Solomon


By P.S. Griffin


spoilers ahead


Summary: Wherein our heroes learn the name of their horned adversary amidst torture, gunfire, death, a cantankerous family reunion, and Demon Night 2: a Celebration of Modern Dance.


Recap: The episode opens on a flashback to the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Of course Ichabod was involved and not only that – he actually organized it as a diversion, so that he could steal an artifact for General Washington from those super-evil Hessians. …

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Column: Slicing Score: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

By Maria Mitchell

Sleepy Hollow (1999). Composer: Danny Elfman.

This film’s beautiful cinematography keeps vivid color to an effective minimum and relies on dreary, overcast, gray atmosphere to create dread. The score employs a similar concept by relying heavily on low-end orchestral instruments like contrabass, bassoons and tubas, and cuing gentler instruments like harps and solo violins sparsely.

“Introduction”: The ideally ominous way to begin a film like Sleepy Hollow. I’ve always been partial to the decapitation sequences in …

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