Slice of Strife

Edward Scissorhands has all the makings of a cult classic: Tim Burton’s signature creepiness, Johnny Depp playing a mysterious gentleman, and screen legend Vincent Price taking on his final role as an unnamed inventor.

The 1990 fantasy flick is a cross between Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio with a dash of Frankenstein. Price's inventor is one step away from making his creation, Edward, human, but he dies while presenting Edward's hands.

Some time later, Peg, the friendly neighborhood Avon lady, lures Edward out of his reclusive gothic castle and introduces him to her cookie cutter, pastel-colored suburban dream/nightmare. Edward is briefly accepted as a haircutting and gardening visionary, but he, much like Frankenstein's monster, eventually feels society’s scorn.

Fri., Dec. 23, 11 p.m., 2011
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