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19 Things You Didn't Know About Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Originally posted 06/30/2016 03:00PM

American treasure and crown jewel in Gene Wilder's spectacular oeuvre Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory turns 45 this week. To celebrate, not only have we justly singled out the crime that was Gene Wilder getting passed over for an Oscar, but we're also giving fans an anniversary-based roundup of obscure facts and trivial bits about everyone's favorite vaguely sinister candy factory.

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory's 45th Anniversary: Why Gene Wilder Was Robbed of an Oscar

Originally posted 06/29/2016 06:20PM

Thursday is the 45th anniversary of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and nearly a half-century later, a specter is haunting pop culture.

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The Witch Got an Endorsement by Satanists, Plus 10 More Films with Devilish Approval

How The Witch Got an Endorsement by Satanists, Plus 10 Surprising Movies with Devilish Appeal

Originally posted 02/17/2016 03:50PM

So here's an interesting thing: That new horror movie The Witch, in theaters nation-wide on Friday Feb. 19, is being screened by the Satanic Temple in various U.S. cities.

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UpdatePosted 03/25/2015 12:20PM

Watch The Lego Movie Recut as a Horror Film (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/25/2015 10:40AM

[YOUTUBE "V0dOIuC705k" “auto”] No one wants to taint your memories of The Lego Movie, but a new fan-made trailer for the film casts the brick-tastic blockbuster in a whole new light.

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Revisiting the Retro Computers of War Games, Tron and More

Revisiting the Retro Computers of War Games, Tron and More

Originally posted 01/24/2014 01:00PM

Siri, help me sing "Happy Birthday."

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20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

Originally posted 12/18/2013 09:00AM

Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?

If so, we have great news for you.

Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.

While the average fan probably can't afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.

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Willy Wonka Actor Dies

Willy Wonka Actor Dies

Originally posted 11/03/2011 02:00PM

Character actor Leonard Stone, who played Sam Beauregard, the brash American father of gum-smacking Violet Beauregard in the 1971 children's movie musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died from cancer on Wednesday, his family confirms to PEOPLE. He would have turned 88 on Thursday.

With extensive TV credits dating back to the mid-1950s, Stone, a native of Salem, Oregon, appeared on such shows as L.A. Law (as Judge Paul Hanson), General Hospital, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, Night Court, Alice, Barney Miller, All in the Family and Mission: Impossible, according to the Internet Movie Database.

In Willy Wonka, based on the 1964 Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Violet (Denise Nickerson) fails to follow the strict rules set down by the candymaker (Gene Wilder) and ends up turning into a blueberry, much to the dismay of her father.

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