Posts Tagged ‘Sleepy Hollow’

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Bones 11×05 ‘The Resurrection in the Remains’: It’s the great pumpkin crossover, Ichabod Crane!

Given how long Bones has been on the air, it’s probably surprising it hasn’t been forced to cross over with another FOX show before now. Yet it’s a network-stalwart rite of passage, and this week, the show teams up with Sleepy Hollow (its Thursday night time slot partner) for a little Halloween magic (and ratings […]

Sleepy Hollow 2×01 ‘This Is War:’ Demons walk among us

For us Headless fans, the wait between last year’s finale and last evening’s season two premiere, fittingly titled ‘This is War’) was agonizing. I mean, simply consider last season’s conclusions: Abbie trapped in purgatory, Jenny lying assumedly dead on the roadside, Ichabod buried alive by his own son (who also happens to be the Horseman […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×12 ‘The Indispensable Man’ and 1×13 ‘Bad Blood:’ Angels and demons

The first season of Sleepy Hollow came to an explosive and suspenseful end last night, as horrors full of secrets, evil, and betrayal intermix with mystery and intrigue, leaving you breathless and craving more. It is said that people often create their own demons and prophesies are fulfilled by the merest expectation of their inevitability. […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×11 ‘The Vessel:’ Exorcisms be damned

The return of Sleepy Hollow is marked by increased familial tension, brutal death sequences, and genuinely horrifying demonic assaults on the mortal world. As Captain Irving continues to struggle with the realization that the End of Days is coming, it hits home in dramatic fashion as he is warned it may well come at the […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×10 ‘The Golem:’ Familial hauntings

This week’s Sleepy Hollow left me wondering why it took an extra week to put it together. The most recent new episode, which aired two weeks earlier, seemed to be indicating a positive and rather dynamic step forward for this crime-fantasy franchise, highlighted by a haunted house bent on killing all who step through its […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×09 ‘Sanctuary:’ Thanksgiving awash with blood and terror, and some turkey

Seemingly written to play out as a combination of the critically-acclaimed thriller, The Panic Room and your garden-variety cheesy holiday flick, ‘Sanctuary’ proves to be both ominously dark, riveting, but ultimately too disjointed for its own good. This episode brings to the surface Crane’s immense heartache and anger at being alone in a new century […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×08 ‘Into Darkness:’ All is fair in love and torture

While zero heads are severed this week, Sleepy Hollow’s ‘Into Darkness’ provides no shortage of twists and turns. Captured and weakened, the Headless Horseman faces a gut-wrenching interrogation by Icabod Crane, while Crane is brought to the edge of his own sanity in the process, held back just barely by Abbie. This episode not only […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×07 ‘The Midnight Ride:’ As heads roll, don’t forget to light a candle

Sleepy Hollow is simply not Sleepy Hollow without the grisly chopping of heads. Nothing beats the whoosh of a red-hot scalding ax, followed by limp bodies crumpling sickeningly to the ground. It took six episodes following its Pilot but Sleepy Hollow has returned to its soon-to-be trademark formula: epic violence combined with time-travel, horror, and […]

Sleepy Hollow 1×06 ‘The Sin Eater’: With love and pain, the stage is set for hell on earth

Sleepy Hollow’s return to FOX after its two-week hiatus proved to be well worth it. I, like so many others, have written favorably regarding this show, perhaps reinforcing (and artificially bolstering) the positive ratings that have surprised many veteran critics. After all, Sleepy Hollow lacks a star, a love story, and a steady plotline. But […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×05 ‘John Doe’: Sight unseen, a leap of faith amongst demons

This fifth installment of the Sleepy Hollow introduces the world to the Demon of Pestilence and in quite a compelling fashion too. A young boy, from a colony whose population mysteriously disappeared over 400 years ago, is chased out of time by a shadowy horseman, stumbling into modern-day Sleepy Hollow, carrying a deadly plague. As […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×04 ‘The lesser key of Solomon’: Amidst hope and family, a demon unmasked

Sleepy Hollow proved shocking yet again Monday evening as it successfully combined religious prophecies, rewrites of American history, conflicting sibling relationships, and horror in order to create a truly captivating narrative. Thomas Shusterman considers himself an up-and-coming science fiction/horror writer who is trying to make a living combining social work, politics, and journalism. He loves […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×03 ‘For the Triumph of Evil…’: The sandman comes, will you wake up?

Perhaps you have heard of the story of the sandman. He is the gentle dream spirit one tells their children will come and help them fall asleep at night. The Sleepy Hollow writers had a nightmarishly different spin on this fairy tale, one that surely would not have put your kids soundly to sleep; rather, […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×02 ‘Blood Moon:’ Resurrecting the past in blood & fire

Displaying quick witticism, time travel intrigue, and a bloody mixture of horror and violence, Sleepy Hollow returned to FOX Monday night with continued zeal, not to mention a “Viewer Discretion” warning. As Icabod Crane, former Revolutionary War soldier and member of a secret army against the occult, puts the pieces of his lost world and […]

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Sleepy Hollow 1×01 ‘Pilot’: Time Travel, Witches, Complete With a Head in a Jar as Sleepy Hollow Returns

Brought back from death, bond together through blood and witchcraft for over 250 years, two former British soldiers of the American Revolution find themselves mysteriously awakened in 21st Century Sleepy Hollow. One man is destined to bring Death to the World; the other, his would-be executioner, Hell-bent on stopping him. Thomas Shusterman considers himself an […]