It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Edward Scissorhands.
Tim Burton and his musical cohort Danny Elfman have a particular style that’s been honed over many movies, but they’ve arguably never been more peak Burton and peak Elfman than with Edward Scissorhands.
A goth-tinged, pastel suburban-set mashup of Frankenstein and Beauty and the Beast, Johnny Depp starred as the titular human-like creation of a scientist, who for some reason used scissors for temporary hands and passed away before having the opportunity to change them to implements less pointy. Edward lives alone in his creator’s house on the hill, until his friendly neighbourhood Avon lady Peggy Boggs comes calling, and takes him under her wing. But is suburbia – not to mention Peg’s daughter (Winona Ryder) – ready for Eddie?
Four reasons why Edward Scissorhands rocks:
1. The inimitable Mr Vincent Price, in his last major movie appearance.
2. Eddie’s mad topiary skills.
3. Winona’s ice dance.
4. Dianne Wiest as sweet, well-meaning Peggy.
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.