The use of sound effects in this movie is used to enhance presentation. For example, when the Avon woman was discovering the existence of Edward, a ghost sound effect was applied. This sound is important in explaining the environment of a place as quoted by Turk (73). For instance, Edward was in a very dark room that gave an impression of ghost presence. In many instances like his encounter with the police, a deadly tone could dictate the approach of the evil. The audience uses this sound effect to guess or predict the approach of either a positive event or negative one. In this movie, much emphasis was laid to enhance the horror theme. Sound in the film enhances ambience and evokes the emotions of the characters. They also enhance the plot development of the play. In addition, such musical scores are incorporated to make up complete components of a film.
Filmmakers use cinematic techniques to communicate meaning, entertain or impart a certain emotional or psychological response to the audience. In this way, the aimed theme of the film is elaborated and thus a film is complete. Such methods include cinematography that encompasses the size of the shot and camera angle. Another method includes sound effects, lighting techniques, movement, expressions, and many others. Edward Scissorhands films happen to be of the horror genre. This means that the films do not have happy ending (Depp, Winona & Tim 211). This is because Edward stayed in the Gothic Castle because he could no longer fit in the society. It is a pitiful situation since he was created by an inventor who died before giving him a pair of human hands. He later was adopted by Avon woman. He was a temperate and weak being who never intended to hurt anybody. Despite the great effort by Avon woman to adopt him, he could not merge to the community.
Color has also been used in different ways. The persistent use of black and grey color comes into play to emphasize the lifeless vicinity of the environment. When Edward ends up moving to town, he is welcomed to the world full of colors meaning a world of life. Burton not only used color to show setting and mood in this movie, he also used color to foretell when something is going to happen. A black dreary color could imply that the phenomenon is evil or involved danger. In the event where Edward is chased away from the town, agony erupted. This implies that his rejection brought a negative scene that changed everything. Therefore dark blush color is applied to symbolize agony.