Superfans Turn ‘Edward Scissorhands’ House into a Museum: Take a Look Inside
Filmmaker Tim Burton's lovechild, Edward Scissorhands' home, is now a museum. As a result of the superfans, Joey Licalzi and his wife Sharon Licalzi, the famous house has turned into a monument.
As per TMZ, the couple bought the house a year ago and transformed the property into a museum as tribute to the classic movie Edward Scissorhands, starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder.
The Boggs house now homes relics from the 1990 movie, including the license plate of one of the vehicles used in the film alongside one of the original scissors used by Depp's character, Edward, in the movie and the original kitchen cabinets set up for the film.
The new owners have labeled the house as "Scissorland."
A Tour of the 'Edward Scissorhands' House
In the house-turned museum, tourists and movie enthusiasts will see a lot of familiar objects from the movie. Apart from a broken scissor blade originally used by Depp's Edward Scissorhands, visitors will come up close with original movie posters.
Additionally, fans will get a chance to see a collection of paintings showcasing Edward Scissorhands, donated by artists from all over the world.
As per TampaBay.com, some of the artifacts on display are permanently acquired by the curator, while others are taken on loan. Movie propmaster Tandova Ecenia, age 69, from the Tampa Bay region, contributed a lot of original materials.
Miss Ecenia was a part of the original movie production crew, who was responsible for the production, maintenance, and inventory of the props used in the movie.
In the kitchen, the original wallpapers are still visible, accompanied by a mannequin of the lead character, Edward Scissorhands, in the movie costume. Along with the said items, one can also see a trash bin and a few frying pans among the items.
However, the house has undergone some remodeling in due course.
The classic movie house, initially built in 1989 for shooting the movie, was acquired by a family in 1992. But in 2020, it was kept for sale, as the owners decided to move somewhere else.
'Edward Scissorhands' The Movie
The 1990 cult classic is remembered for many reasons, one of the main being the lead character, brought to life on screen by versatile Hollywood actor Depp. Another is the storyline where poor Edward has scissors for hands.
The movie showcased a stellar cast with the mastermind Burton behind the camera. Apart from that, many people credit actor Depp for his efficient method acting skills. The movie is currently rated 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.9/10 on IMDb.
In the fantasy/romance movie, Edward is an artificial humanoid with scissor hands given shelter by the Boggs family after his inventor passed away. Edward later falls in love with Kim, the daughter of the house, played by actress Ryder.
Depp got the part after the now-classic role was turned down by well-known actors such as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, and Gary Oldman.
The movie grossed a whopping 86 million USD at the box office.