The Sting Of Pearls is a 1989 British-American Horror-Thriller film starring Robert Englund as serial killer Sweeney Todd. This was directed by Wes Craven but unlike the Sweeney Todd stories, this is not a musical. A remake called Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street will be created but it's a musical and Sweeney Todd will be the tragic hero.


This tells a different tale of Sweeney Todd, instead he was a disfigured man who is not married and always was killer because he plans on killing Judge Turpin. Todd kidnaps Tobias Ragg and forces him to destroy evidence by burning the bodies or Toby will die. Will he escape from Sweeney Todd.


  • Robert Englund as Sweeney Todd - The Main Antagonist of the film and a barber turned serial killer and cannibal. He is not Benjamin Barker and instead is a music lover who acts as a composer but gets disfigured during a bargain with the devil. He now has to kill people and use their skin to make a new face. He will appear in the remake as a tragic hero named Benjamin Barker and will be played by Tobey Maguire.
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