The idea of Willy Wonka as a horror villain isn’t that far-fetched; the boatride in the Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory was a psychedelic nightmare. And in all versions Willy Wonka wantonly wastes kids. But now Human Giant director Eric Appel has put a completely horrific spin on the story with Gobstopper, starring Christopher Lloyd as a torture porn version of Wonka. It also features Paul Rust, who will be seen this summer in I Love You Beth Cooper, making a number of great boner jokes.
Here’s the trailer; I’m assuming Gobstopper itself is a short film that’s coming soon. For more (but not much) information, visit the Gobstopper movie site by clicking here.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey