It’s 1971, and you’re watching Charlie Bucket run home as fast as his legs will take him, a shining, golden ticket clutched in his hand, when suddenly—
“May I introduce myself? Arthur Slugworth. President of Slugworth Chocolates Incorporated. Now listen carefully, because I am going to make you very rich indeed…”
Remember him? Of course you do. That scene in the tunnel, where he steps out in front of Charlie gave me nightmares. I kept seeing Slugworth’s face appear out of darkness. It wasn’t Slugworth’s face though – it belonged to an actor. A real man. A man who’s face made me piss the bed in terror, and I don’t even know his name.
He’s dead now.