Charlie and the Chop Chop Factory (Horror Version of Willy Wonka)

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Sugar-coated dreams turn into a deadly nightmare
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Original Release Date:
1971
Original Running Time:
98
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
67
Time Cut:
30
Time Added:
1
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Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This is a horror version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It uses much but not all of Corridor Crew's VFX. 99% of the music and score is replaced to give it a 70's horror movie vibe. Slightly grindhoused. Warning: rated R imagery. Some viewers may find the content disturbing. Tyler Durden probably spliced some of this film. Enjoy!
Intention:
The intent is to convert Willy Wonka from a kid's movie to an R-rated horror show.
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
Replaced nearly all of the music and score to change the mood
Complete re-foley work in some scenes
No more Slugworth
Cut scenes which were too lighthearted, including the actors singing
Added a few real musical gems, including a lovely song by Ronnie James Dio
Willy sometimes has a sailor's mouth
Added some stock horror footage
Added horror visual effects and audio by Corridor Crew
New end credits and new end credit music

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
8.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
8.5(2)
Audio Editing
 
9.0(2)
Narrative
 
9.0(2)
Enjoyment
 
8.5(2)
(Updated: August 10, 2022)
Overall rating
 
7.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
8.0
Audio Editing
 
8.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
7.0
I liked the idea of this project as I already knew "Willy Wonka" had many horror elements such as the creepy tunnel scene and the creepy guy Charlie meets outside the factory. It definitely has those moments without the editor having to change them much at all. I think the scenes involving the "departures" of Verruca Salt and Mike Teevee were brilliantly done, although I wish Violet and Augustus had bigger "departures"....Violet surely needed to be blown up?! Maybe Verruca and Henry Salt should have ended up in the furnace as Willy Wonka alluded to?

I think the ending was great as I knew it would end with that scene, but I didn't know how you would do it and it turned out to be clever with how you changed it and the effort taken definitely paid off. As a small sidenote I would add that the transition into that scene is obviously a bit "choppy", but I understand there's not a lot of footage to play around with.

I actually preferred having very little of the original soundtrack. But I must admit, I wasn't too keen on the new soundtrack as I felt it could have been more dark and disturbing. There was the odd occasion where I couldn't hear Wonka saying things too. But on the other hand, it did look like you were making it more 70s to fit better with the film's era so I would understand that reasoning for that vibe.

I don't think making "Willy Wonka" into a horror was an easy task to do, even if it already had it's odd and disturbing moments. But it was a good idea nonetheless and you mostly made it work with what you had. Overall, it was definitely interesting.

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Digital
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Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
This is a wild trip with a twist ending. Its a fun watch but wished it was longer. the change is the soundtrack was classic. Kinda wish it had an OST to this cut.

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