Sweeney Todd: The Musical That Thinks it’s a Slasher Film?

I read an interesting article on IMDB today with a quite by Chicago Sun-Times advertising/marketing columnist Lewis Lazare saying that Paramount is pulling a bait and switch by advertising Tim Burton’s adaptation of Sweeney Todd as a horror film and NOT a musical, which would result in a backlash by disgruntled slasher movie fans.

I believe this complaint has valid points, however Sweeney Todd was already a Tony Award winning musical and there is SOME singing in the trailer. As such, I don’t think there would be THAT much of a backlash.

Still, it is interesting.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).