In the scene where Peg Boggs comes into the mansion for the first time, she backs up to the staircase and she looks around for a few moments. If you look carefully at the wall at the top of the stairs in the right-top corner, you'll see an odd spikey shaped shadow. Listen carefully and you'll hear snipping of scissors and the shadow will move. It is Edward looking down to see who the stranger to his house is.
Johnny Depp seems to get his look for Edward Scissorhands from the classic Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari. Watch the original version of Dr. Caligari and notice how much the look and mannerisms of the somnambulist Cesare resemble Edward. The hair, the eyes, Even the makeup is similar.
Michael Jackson wanted to play the role of Edward Scissorhands, but Johnny Depp was cast instead. (Entertainment Weekly, 5 Mar 2010).
This role of Inventor played by Vincent Price would be his very last in a motion picture. Shortly after narrating and starring in a couple of television shows and a voice-over for an animated film, he passed away in 1993.