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Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber, Information, Videos, and Photos

Updated on July 1, 2013

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber With His Infamous Partner Mrs Lovett

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber With His Infamous Partner Mrs Lovett
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber With His Infamous Partner Mrs Lovett
Examples Of The Penny Dreadfuls
Examples Of The Penny Dreadfuls

OFFICIAL Sweeney Todd Trailer!

Second Sweeney Todd Trailer!

The Story Of The Demon Barber Sweeny Todd

The Story of Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in London was first told in the Penny Dreadfuls that were sold in those days for you guessed it one penny.

At that timer in London the little penny books were very popular and you have to remember that this was way before the TV , radio, or the internet. Print publications at that time was all that people had for entertainment.

In the original story Sweeney Todd was said to be a Barber on Fleet Street in London who killed his wealthy customers by slitting their throats with a sharp barbers razor and then he let them fall thru a trap door under his barber chair into the basement of the first floor Pie Shop that specialized in Meat Pies. Mrs Lovett who ran the Pie Shop was his partner in crime and after Sweeney Todd would rob them Mrs Lovett would cut them up and bake them into Meat Pies she sold to her unsuspecting customers. Todds Barber Shop was located at 186 Fleet Street next to St. Dunstan's church and all three places Sweeney Todds Barber Shop , Mrs Lovetts Pie Shop and the church were connected by underground passages. Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett hid the skulls and bones of their victims in among the caskets in the catacombs under St Dunstan's Church. Sweeney Todd and his partner in crime Mrs Lovett were credited with killing over 100 men. Both were hung for their crimes.

History shows that a Sweeny Todd was in fact sent to Australia as a thief in 1774. If that is the same Sweeny Todd then it is amazing that he was ever able to make his way back to England. Most people sent to the Australian Penal Colonies were never able to return to England. Most either died or went on to live in Australia after their sentence was served. It is however very possible that a determined man or woman could have possibly made their way back to England. Some did make it back but most who did were hung for returning to England.

The Sweeney Todd Story was made into a movie in 2007 and that is where the Sweeney Todd Videos here are from. In them you can get an ideal of what the real Sweeny Todd would have been like. I know I've always had a fear of any barber getting near me with a straight razer. I think we all have a fear of anyone getting around our necks with a knife or razer. I know I have. How about you.

The Sweeney Todd Story is one of the creepest stories ever told. Is it true? Some people claim it is while others claim it isn't. There was a Sweeney Todds Barber Shop on Fleet Street in1842. And there was a Pie Shop run by a Mrs Lovett. And you have to remember what London was like at that time. There were no laws govering meat or cafes at that time and there are horror stories from that time of people who died from eating tainted meat and other foods. Disease played a huge part in peoples lifes in those days. It was in this same era that Jack The Ripper would become infamous and we know for a fact that Jack The Ripper was a true story. So maybe the story of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was true also.

In the Broadway play it is told that Sweeny Todd had spent fifteen years in an Australian Penal Colony and he returned to London to seek revenge on the judge who sent him to the penal colony and then he was said to have preyed upon anyone unlucky enough to walk into his barber shop.

Then in 2007 a film was made and released and it was called, Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Recent documents discovered in London say that the Sweeny Todd story was very real and that it happened in 1801 which was much earlier than first believed. The documents say that Sweeny Todd was indeed a barber and cut throat who ran a shop on Fleet Street. The documents go on to say that Sweeny Todd was a killer who cut the throats of men who came into his shop and robbed them.

St Dunstans Church

St Dunstan's Church Today
St Dunstan's Church Today
St Dunstan's Church 1842
St Dunstan's Church 1842

What Do You Think About Sweeney Todd. Post Your Comment Below.

What Do You Think About Sweeney Todd. Post Your Comment Below.
What Do You Think About Sweeney Todd. Post Your Comment Below.

What Do You Think About Sweeney Todd. Post Your Comment Below.

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      sweetie sweeney 

      7 years ago

      what three times you wish to thee or do to thou human being will be three times worst for you

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      Putz Ballard 

      9 years ago

      Very interesting story, my youngest son is a barber.

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      9 years ago

      yes, sweeney todd was by far real. i know that for a fact, it's a shame but yet an honor to bere the family name

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      9 years ago

      that movie is sooooooooo coooooooooooool!!!!!

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      Thomas Byers 

      10 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for your kind words and comment. It really is an interesting story.

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      10 years ago

      Great hub! I missed this movie at the theaters, now have a clear picture of what it's all about-going to rent it when it's released on DVD. I had no idea the story was so interesting.


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