25 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now

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5. Sleepy Hollow

Release Year: 1999

Written By: Andrew Kevin Walker

Directed By: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones

The third of eight collaborations between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, Sleepy Hollow ran shivers down an entire generation’s spine at the turn of the millennium. Of course, the film gained inspiration from Washington Irving’s 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Johnny Depp stars as Ichabod Crane, an investigator who rolls into the town of Sleepy Hollow dead set on getting to the bottom of the Headless Horseman’s murders. He meets Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci), who just might be linked to the ongoing events of otherworldly madness.

Sleepy Hollow differs from most horror movies on this list, as it incorporates a striking and stylized sheen of gothic fantasy to its horror. The film’s ominous setting elevates the already foreboding story, and with Tim Burton’s razor-sharp direction, you’ll be looking over your shoulder for the Headless Horseman after reliving this throwback.