Licorice has many uses. It's a nice movie theater snack (for some of us) and it promotes healthy digestion, but it takes a certain kind of mind to think that it would make good art. Artist Jason Mecier apparently has that kind of mind, and the results—portraits of movie icons like E. T., Harry Potter, Willy Wonka and Freddy Krueger—are both impressive and amusing.
You know who'd make a really demented Willy Wonka? Christopher Lloyd. You know who actually filmed a short trailer for a fake horror version of Willy Wonka? Christopher Lloyd. You know whose going to watch it now? You.
Fathers and sons. Heroes and villains. Virtual reality and candy factories. With a little editorial nipping and tucking, Gene Wilder's classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the upcoming Tron: Legacy can blend into one candy-coated confection.