Director: Tim Burton
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Plot: In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. The creator died before he could finish Edward's hands; instead, he is left with metal scissors for hands. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. At first, everyone welcomes him into the community, but soon things begin to take a change for the worse.
Winona Ryder dropped out of The Godfather: Part III (1990) to appear in this film. Reportedly it was Johnny Depp who actually convinced her to do so.
The role of The Inventor was written specifically for Vincent Price. Vincent Price's role was intended to be larger, but the veteran actor was very ill with emphysema and Parkinson's disease so his scenes were cut to a minimum.
The idea for the movie was inspired by a drawing Tim Burton had done when he was a teenager.
The neighborhood is based on Tim Burton's hometown of Burbank in California.
Tim Burton has said it is his favourite of all his films, and the score is Danny Elfman's favourite of all his soundtrack compositions.
The entire story is meant to be seen through Edward's eyes, which is why the neighborhood looks so "fantastical."
The houses used in the film were a real community in Florida, completely unchanged except for their garish exterior paint.
Gary Oldman was offered the title role but he turned it down.
Johnny Depp stated that he "cried like a baby" when he first read the script.
This film marks the first time that Tim Burton and Johnny Depp has worked together. They ended up becoming good friends since this film.
Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder dated throughout filming of this movie & became engaged during the same year (1990).
This was Vincent Price's last screen appearance and his last moment ever on screen is a death scene.
Tom Cruise was considered for the role but ultimately did not take it because he wanted a happier ending.