Considered by many to be a defining moment in both Burton and Depps careers, Edward Scissorhands is a remarkable modern fairy tail which plays almost like a compilation of all of Burtons best bits. Youve got gothic architecture juxtaposed with 1950s kitsch, a misunderstood recluse in the form of Edward - and the beginning of a long relationship with Depp - and Danny Elfman contributing one of his finest and most hauntingly beautiful scores. Like the very best Grimm fairytales, Edward Scissorhands is often frightening and pretty dark, but ultimately its a heart-warming film which works for all ages. No matter how many times Ive seen the film, it still manages to make me have to fight back tears at the end as Elfmans score builds up to its climax. Any film which can make a grown man cry is an achievement, but it means that along with E.T and Toy Story 3, its a film Im overly keen to avoid watching in public, and that kind of sucks.
Cult horror enthusiast and obsessive videogame fanatic. Stephen considers Jaws to be the single greatest film of all-time and is still pining over the demise of Sega's Dreamcast. As well regularly writing articles for WhatCulture, Stephen also contributes reviews and features to Ginx TV.