These Films Are Creepy…But They Weren’t Supposed To Be

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that both versions of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory were creepy as can be. Although the Johnny Depp starrer Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) can be discussed at length, we are going to focus on the 1971 original. Starring the great Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is not the colorful, sweet movie that one has come to accept.

An argument can be made that Wonka permanently dispatched the contest winners and their parents at the end of his tour. On the boat ride, Wonka embraces his dark side while reciting a menacing poem to his guests. If those moments weren’t enough to scare the audience, the orange-faced Oompa Loompa’s certainly did the trick.

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