CLICK the floppy to the left if you want to peep the very FIRST DRAFT of 8MM. Embarrassingly "warts and all," as I have described it in the past, this is pretty much exactly what went out as a spec. 

I have never seen the movie.  And I  have not read the script in a long time myself, but will try to someday soon and may add a few comments.

What strikes me is how ridiculously overlong it is, and that's only partly because of my self-indulgent over-describing.  It was 138 pages when it went out as a spec script, but with the formatting I use now -- which is more strict -- it's a hefty 140.  Ugh.

I used to double space between the groups of related scenes, but nowadays insert a "CUT TO:" in the far right instead, which would be three spaces between, not just two, which would make it EVEN LONGER!

More on formatting later + elsewhere.

(Amazing illustration above is from the book by ARTHUR RACKHAM.)  It was all KEVIN YAGHER's idea to adapt SLEEPY HOLLOW, and basically this script is what we came up with; pretty far along in the development process with Scott Rudin.  There is an out-of-print book -- incorrectly credited solely to me -- containing a vastly rewritten script, but here is the script before all that.

Click to the right... one of my proudest funtimes achievements.  Written for a science fiction version of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, basically.  The series was short-lived.  I worked with the late, great SCOTT NIMERFRO.  Love + miss him.

The legendary Tobe Hooper directed a great cast.

I laugh every time I see it.

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👈 This is the very FIRST DRAFT I sent out as a spec script -- all of my sad AMATEURISHNESS on display.

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