Tim Burton's 'Sleepy Hollow' Is 20! 6 Facts That Will Make Your Head Roll

November 20, 2019

It's a wonder it took so long for Tim Burton to make his first proper horror movie "Sleepy Hollow."

Although it has flown under the radar against the backdrop of the director's colorfully grotesque oeuvre, the 1999 film still holds up today, both as a standalone horror film, as well as the realization of Burton's creepy impulses that only came out in earlier, comic-tinged movies like "Beetlejuice" and "Nightmare Before Christmas."

The macabre film stars longtime Burton collaborator Johnny Depp as a 19th-century New York police constable dispatched to a Dutch hamlet to investigate a string of decapitations.

To celebrate the film's 20th anniversary -- it was released in US theaters on Nov. 17, 1999 -- here are some facts about "Sleepy Hollow" that will make your head roll.