If you have a taste for meat pies and the macabre, then I suggest going to see Tim Burton’s film version of Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.
This is a twisted, sickening, scary, nightmare of a film. Old skool, I can’t get the images out of my mind, scary. It’s pretty disturbing to walk out of a film humming, “Try the Priest”. The meat grinding machine will stay with you long after you leave the theater, as will the thud that accompanies the bodies that slide down the chute from the barber chair. And watching Helena Bonham Carter make vermin infested meat pies is something that you won’t quickly forget, no how much you would like that image to vanish from your memory bank.
Oh, and I suggest eating before you go. We wound up at an Afghanistan restaurant afterwards, and the whole, ground, mystery meat thing just was a little too much, too soon….
But it’s a gorgeous, stylish, chic, camp, scary film; the likes of which you haven’t seen before. And watch the way that they manipulate color in the film, simply stunning visuals that remind you just how powerful color is. Almost like you can taste the revenge baked into those meat pies.