Corrected entry: When Lady Van Tassel has been revealed as the one controlling the Horseman, she explains to Katrina that she killed the servant girl to fake her own death and then later goes on to explain that now she had to Kill Katrina because only then would she get her revenge and inherit everything from the Van Tassel family fortune. But, if Lady Van Tassel is already presumed dead, how can she inherit anything, without it exposing her as the culprit?SheWhoLovesMovies
Corrected entry: The Stepmother shoots Ichabod, and a couple of scenes later we find out (surprise, surprise) that he is still alive. However, he shows no signs of pain and is able to struggle and fight with the stepmother perfectly well. There is never again any indication that he has ever been shot.
Corrected entry: When Braum and Ichabod come across the headless horseman near the bridge together, the horseman stabs Ichabod in his shoulder and uses it to lift and throw him a good distance away. Even if the sword went all the way through Ichabod, he is still too heavy to be flipped over like that. The sword which is sharp enough to cut off heads with ease should have gone right through him and split his shoulder in two.
Corrected entry: Ichabod figures out that the headless body thought to be of Lady Van Tassel couldn't be her because the cut on the hand showed "No bloodflow, no clotting, no healing... When this cut was made...this woman was already dead". Yet in Lady Van Tassel's flashback of her decapitating Sarah and cutting her hand there is an unforgettably orangish stream of blood coming out of the dead girl's wound. This image clashes with his observation.
Corrected entry: More than once the Headless Horseman ignores Ichabod Crane because he wasn't after him, however he kills the midwife's son just because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It doesn't make sense.
Corrected entry: In the starting scene when Peter van Garret (Martin Landau) sees the scarecrow from the carriage window, a lot of time passes until he's jumping out of the carriage (about two minutes).When he flies through the maize-field, he reaches the scarecrow in a few seconds. I don't think that an old man is faster than four horses.
Corrected entry: Katrina's mother-in-law used the Horseman to kill everyone to get her revenge and then inherit everything. The problem lies in the fact that she had faked her own death. How could she return after everyone else was dead to claim the inheritance, without causing suspicion? Last I checked, returning from the grave would cause more than a few raised eyebrows.
Corrected entry: Right at the very beginning, after the Headless Horseman's first victim, the coach driver, is beheaded, Martin Landau looks out of the coach window to see the headless body 'as stiff as a board' sitting upright in the driver's seat. In reality his body would be limp and probably have slumped forwards or sideways and rolled off the coach.
Corrected entry: When Johnny takes his pet cardinal out and releases it, it is obviously a made up Java Rice Sparrow (a common cage bird) and not a cardinal.
Corrected entry: We are told that the horseman filed his teeth to a point to look more fearsome, but when we see the horseman's skull, its teeth are perfect.
Corrected entry: When we first see Ichabod's mother, she is drawing markings in the sand. Look at the stick she is using. When later in the movie we watch Katrina draw the same kind of markings, she is drawing with the same stick as Ichabod's mother
Corrected entry: When Ichabod is riding his horse at night, and the "horseman" rides after him with the pumpkin, you can see that the pumpkin is not lit, and even if it was, it would have been blown out by the speed of the horse. Then, right before the horseman throws it, it is fully lit and catches leaves on fire.
Corrected entry: In the windmill scene, the lantern was dropped in an abandoned windmill. What could've caused the whole windmill to explode? Don't tell me that the sacks they moved are full of gunpowder.
Corrected entry: When Ichabod Crane cuts into the stomach of the dead pregnant widow, you see a fountain of blood spurt out and gush all over him. If the body has been dead a week or more, this wouldn't happen, as the heart needs to be pumping blood round the body for this to occur.
Corrected entry: During the fight on the carriage, everyone jumps to a horse except the Horseman. Watch as the carriage hits the fallen tree. The Horseman has his sword in his right hand. After the Horseman lifts the carriage off himself, his sword is suddenly in his scabbard.