Edward Scissorhands begins with a young girl asking her grandmother about the origin of snow, sparking a fascinating bedtime story, a la The Princess Bride (1987).
Edward (Johnny Depp) is the incomplete creation of a wily old Inventor. This Inventor has tried to turn a vegetable chopper into a human being, but before he can finish his creation, the Inventor dies, leaving Edward with a pair of scissors for hands and living alone in a dark mountain mansion.
Every day, Edward looks down from the mountain and sees the colourful suburban neighbourhood below, wishing he could be a part of it.
Until one day, the neighbourhood comes to him.