Scary to Scariest: Ranking the ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Monsters

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Sleepy Hollow isn’t all Ichabod Crane getting cranky about the modern world. Occasionally there’s an actual villain to fight.

Fine, that’s an understatement. Sleepy Hollow rivals the Hell Mouth for the top spot on USA Today‘s “Best Cities to Live in If You Can’t Get Enough of Demons” poll. But which is the most terrifying so far? We manned-up and ranked them for you.

5. The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow is a far too cutesy name for the living, blood-filled trees that surround and occupy Fredericks Manor. But there’s something very Harry Potter about them, so we imagine they’d be easily vanquished by herbology pimp Neville Longbottom.

4. The Reanimated Corpse of John Cho

As a human, John Cho is the most adorable. As a a necromancer, slightly less so.

3. Headless Horseman

Especially that time he had a machine gun in his hands, which I’m 99% sure isn’t in the original story. We recently learned that the Horseman was once Crane’s rival for his wife’s affections, so really all this magic and demon-conjuring comes right now to a schoolyard fight.

2. Moloch

The boss. Moloch may only appear to us slightly obscured, but we know he’s the dark force pulling all the strings in Sleepy Hollow.

1. Sandman

How’s this for terrifying? The Sandman comes to you in your dreams, when you’re completely helpless. (He and Freddy Krueger have that in common.) And kudos to the Sleepy art department for designing an bald, eyeless demon who’s been giving us nightmares for weeks.