forward on a long pole. He looks back, terrified.
1799 Sleepy Hollow, New York
man off his horse...
slit his hands and cheeks.
lifts his bloodied face. He runs.
underbrush. HOOFBEATS DEAFENING. A spur digs into the
impossible angle... tumbles off his shoulders... His headless
body hits the dirt.
New York City
listening. They rush into an alleyway.
LOUDER. The two constables arrive, searching. No one around.
Constable One hefts his pistol, scared.
Where are you?!
MAN'S VOICE (o.s.)
Here! Over here!
They hurry to the river's edge. Down a hill, the MAN,
another constable, stands with his back to us. He's waist
I need your help with this.
Constable Crane? Ichabod Crane...
is that you?
Yes, it is me. But, not only me...
Someone quite dead.
EXT. WATCHHOUSE/JAIL -- NIGHT
Just a moment... if I may. It is
possible this man was murdered.
There are surgical ways of telling
how he died... by the water in his
statutes of health.
before he went into the Hudson.
Yes, must we?
science, sir. The Chinese have
written on it for hundreds of
INT. WATCHHOUSE, JAIL -- NIGHT
gags. Many are against the bars, watching.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Synopsis: Ichabod Crane awakes from the throes of death 250 years in the future where he must solve a mystery dating back to the founding fathers. Due to a blood spell cast on a battlefield during the Revolution, the infamous headless horseman is revived along with Crane, and the murderous rider embarks on a bloody rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod realizes that he must act quickly, for the headless horseman is only the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Detective Abbie Mills, a woman familiar with supernatural experiences, forms a bond with Crane as they try to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil.