Saturday 31st October

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Director: Tim Burton
Year: 2007
Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jamie Campbell Bower, Ed Sanders

The first time I saw this was at the cinema when it got released - and I was very excited about it then. I loved it so much that this year Dan bought me the DVD for my birthday. I hadn't actually gotten around to watching it again until now, but the combination of it being Halloween, us wanting to watch something vaguely horrific, and a couple of friends being enthusiastic about watching it as they hadn't seen it, led to us finally sitting down to watch it.

And it's still excellent. Sweeney Todd is a barber out for vengeance, and willing to go to any lengths to get it. Mrs Lovett is the woman who owns a pie shop downstairs and needs fresh meat... you might be able to guess where this is going.

In turns funny, sick, disgusting and just the sort of black humour I love, I could watch this over and over again. A word of warning though: it is very definitely a musical. If you hate them, stay clear.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.