In Hudson Valley, New York, in 1781 at the opening of the Sleepy Hollow premiere, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is in the midst of a battle. He is approached by a Hessian soldier, German mercenaries employed by the British, riding a white horse, who he shoots. The man falls, hits the ground and it would seem the threat against Crane has been neutralized. Instead, the man, wearing a Jason Voorhees type mask, immediately arises and practically disembowels a still stunned Crane. Before collapsing from his wound, Crane manages to decapitate his executor.
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