The houses used in the film were a real community in Florida, completely unchanged except for their garish exterior paint.
This was Vincent Price's last screen appearance and his last moment ever on screen is a death scene. He actually fainted on the set as it was filmed. Tim Burton decided the take was fine and kept it for the morbidity of it.
The first draft of the film was written as a musical.
Johnny Depp had to lose a reported 25 pounds for the role of Edward Scissorhands.
Johnny Depp said only 169 words in this film.
The idea for the movie was inspired by a drawing Tim Burton had done when he was a teenager.
For her role as the religious zealot Esmeralda, O-Lan Jones also arranged and actually played the organ music her character performs on-screen
Some of the topiary that Edward makes in the movie can be seen permanently at the New York City restaurant Tavern On the Green.