S3, E1: Edward Scissorhands 30th Anniversary

Updated: Jan 4

The Ghoul Mates kick-off Spookmas season by talking all about Edward Scissorhands!

Edward Scissorhands Funko in the snow

Welcome Spooky Ghoulsters to the Halloween Podcast that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive, all year, through pop culture and nostalgia!

The Ghoul Mates kick off Spookmas season by celebrating the 30th anniversary of Edward Scissorhands.

Tombstone Trivia

Replaces Horror Trivia, questions will incorporate all variations of Halloween: Spooky, Cute, Scary, or Historical.

If you have a morbid fear of Halloween, you suffer from:

Samhainophobia Universal Studios was famous for its monster movies in the 1930’s. Which of these was released last?

The Invisible Man

Haunted Housekeeping

  • Instagram guide for Spookmas Holiday Shopping including all of our favorite small shops can now be found at www.instagram.com/theghoulmates under the Guides tab.

  • Fables from Our Familiar will return next spooky season in 2021.

Keeping the Spook Alive

  • Spookmas: The Ghoul Mates are celebrating Spookmas with a Halloween themed Christmas tree. Rudy created a custom tree topper out of a jack o lantern decoration and Mandy painted ornaments. Mandy shopped for Spookmas during Halloween Season at Michael’s and Dollar Tree.

  • American Horror Story: TGM finished watching the first season of AHS, thinking about jumping around to different seasons. Rudy wants to Watch AHS: 1984, Mandy wants to watch AHS: Coven. They are still torn about whether to do a bonus series on Patreon about AHS or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Edward Scissorhands Anniversary

Limited release on December 7, 1990, directed by legendary Tim Burton with a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.


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 named 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. Written by FilmFanUK on IMDB.

Fun Facts

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's first collaboration. Rudy remembers watching Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street, was surprised to see him in a different role with Tim Burton. Future collabs include Sweeny Todd, Dark Shadows, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, and Corpse Bride.

Edward Scissorhands’ hands were co-designed by Stan Winston and Tim Burton. Stan Winston is known for working on Terminator, Jurassic Park, and Aliens (with H.R. Geiger).

Tom Cruise & Robert Downey Jr. were in consideration for the role of Edward.

Movie was nominated for several awards, but did not win. Ve Neill Academy Award nominee for Best Makeup, Johnny Depp Golden Globe nominee for Best Performance by an Actor, Danny Elfman Grammy nominee for Best Instrumental Composition.


Mandy and Rudy explain their history and background with the movie, discuss the cast’s career, their favorite scenes, and why this movie was part of the Spookmas season. The review includes a comparison to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Anthony Michael Hall’s role swap from Weird Science, and Pretty in Pink, Winona Ryder’s role compared to Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice then going on to Stranger Things, and Vincent Price’s last role in a feature film.

Closing Thoughts

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