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Inset: Eye Spy: Johnny Depp plays an 18th-century cop chasing a killer in Tim Burton's 'Sleepy Hollow.'

Fall Into Film

Be afraid, be very afraid--the new season offers everything from scary bombs to cinematic shooting stars
By Richard von Busack

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Tim Burton's elegant terror film Sleepy Hollow (Nov. 19) features Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, an investigator hunting a decapitation murderer in New York's Hudson Valley during the 1700s. The film bears only a casual relation to Washington Irving's humorous sketch about a scrawny schoolmaster, a country bully and a creamy-skinned heiress named Katrina (played here by Christina Ricci).
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