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Countdown to Halloween #7: Ichabod Crane

Ichabod Crane.  Who does that name make you think of?  Recent audiences associate the name with Johnny Depp’s portrayal in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow.  Rightfully so.  Depp added elements to the character that no one else had even considered prior.  The truth is there are vast differences between the Ichabod Crane of 1999’s Sleepy Hollow and the original character introduced in Washington Irving’s 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Because of nearly two centuries of interpretation, and the blatant creepiness of the story associated with Crane, he has made #7 on the Grizzly Bomb Countdown to Halloween.

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