While many consider 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory a family film, Horror Freaks have long nailed the film as a horror movie in disguise! Beneath the childhood fantasy is a fever-dream descent into madness, a tale of danger and manipulation populated by psychos and strange creatures. That’s why the Honest Trailer from the folks at Screen Junkies is so dastardly beautiful!
And just when you think the madcap hilarity has reached its peak, who shows up but Michael Bolton. Yes, that Michael Bolton!
“As a fan of Honest Trailers, it was fun to collaborate with the Screen Junkies team and contribute to their signature take on movies and TV,” says Bolton. “Music is central to Willy Wonka, so it requires a bit of ‘pure imagination’ to do it justice.”
Check out the Honest Trailer for Willy Wonka below, along with the original trailer for comparison. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there’s an adventure in everything.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was directed by Mel Stuart and stars Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum.