Even without the gratuitously unnerving Tunnel of Terror sequence, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a scary fucking movie. Horror fans have long been fascinated by the “family-friendly” picture from 1971 (directed by Mel Stuart) that sees numerous kids falling victim to an unhinged Wonka, played to psychotic perfection by Gene Wilder.
Recently, the virtual effects artists at Corridor used modern technology to turn Wonka into the truly terrifying experience we always knew it was. Check out what happens when a delinquent Charlie (played by Peter Ostrum) steals a golden ticket, only to find himself trapped in the labyrinthine factory of a maniac. This one definitely isn’t for the kids!
Give Corridor’s R-rated revision of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a spin embedded at the top of the article and check out a behind-the-scenes featurette below.
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