Long before director Tim Burton's name was synonymous with a gothic visual aesthetic and quirky, often misunderstood characters, he was an isolated teenager living in Burbank, CA. As a teen, Burton took solace in solitary activities, like doodling characters with scissors for hands. In 1990, his character came to life in Edward Scissorhands, the pastel fantasy about being an outsider, first loves, and wild, whimsical haircuts.
Edward Scissorhands behind the scenes is just as intriguing and bizarre as the film itself. Making Edward Scissorhands came with some unexpected almost-casting and strange sources of inspiration, and the final product is still revered by both young and old in goth and alternative scenes.