Edward Scissorhands

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Name: Edward Scissorhands
Creator: Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson
Date(s): 1990
Medium: film, theatre plays
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia, IMDB
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Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. It has since been adapted into a theatre play.


The story follows an artificial man named Edward (portrayed by Depp), an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim (portrayed by Winona Ryder). It includes themes of teen romance, suburban life, teenage shenanigans, and misunderstandings leading to violence. It has been called "a modern fairy tale."


Edward Scissorhands is a small fandom with few fanworks. It is more commonly used in crossovers than on its own. It has been crossed with the Silent Hill video game series, Fullmetal Alchemist, Merlin, and Harry Potter. Non-crossover fic is often Edward/Kim or gen.

Edward was a popular subject for cosplay in the early 90's; it was relatively simple to make an identifiable yet comfortable costume.


  • "Edward"[1] is a filksong by Kathy Mar with a sweet and haunting melody.
  • Dragons Live Forever by ophelia_interrupted is from the point of view of Kim's granddaughter who is intrigued by the "fairy tale man" on the hill.
  • A Most Awkward Conversation by adversarya is a short crack fic involving several characters played by Johnny Depp, all at the same dinner table.

Archives and Fannish Links


  1. ^ Edward lyrics at Kathy Mar's webpage, accessed Sep. 29, 2019