Continuity mistake: In the flashback to the death of the headless horseman, when the horseman's steed gets shot and falls to the ground, the blood and the wound are on the right side of the horse...later in the scene when the horse is seen again, the wound is on the left side of the horse. (00:16:45)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, Michael Gambon, Miranda Richardson, Jeffrey Jones, Casper Van Dien, Richard Griffiths, Michael Gough, Ian McDiarmid
Full of twists and fun scares, Sleepy Hollow is a supernatural who-done-it wherein Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) tries to find out who is behind the frightening murders in that old town and putt the ghost to final rest. Christina Ricci portrays his love, who happens to be a witch. Entertaining and lavish, make Sleepy Hollow part of your Halloween tradition.
A great and gory retelling of the Washington Irving classic with fantastic production design and the right amount of black humor.
Ichabod Crane: Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.
Trivia: When Crane starts chopping the Tree of the Dead and he gets blood in his face, this was a joke from the directors as they knew he wasn't expecting the blood. You can see the look of surprise on his face. It was well-known among the cast and crew that Johnny Depp (who played Crane) hated anything being sprayed in his face.
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Answer: It may have been because she was a widow. I'm not sure, but it was possibly frowned upon at the time.
The widow was pregnant with Van Garett's child.