Viral Glasgow Wonka Experience’s Strangest Character to Become Horror Film


Perhaps the strangest character to emerge from Glasgow’s bizarre “Willy Wonka Experience” is getting their own movie.

Nicknamed “The Unknown,” the silver-masked, cape-clad figure will be the center of an upcoming horror film.

That’s according to the blog Bloody Disgusting, which revealed Monday that Scotland-based film production company Kaledonia Pictures is getting to work on a film titled “The Unknown” that’s centered around the viral character.

It’s the latest twist in the viral tale surrounding the infamous Wonka-themed house of horrors.

Last month’s festival has been equated to the Scottish version of the disastrous Fyre Festival—selling $44 tickets to what was marketed as an extravagant, immersive event ripped straight out of the Wonka movies—but was really a sparsely-decorated warehouse with perplexing characters like “The Unknown” making children cry (seriously).

Event organizers issued refunds, but never revealed what The Unknown had to do with Willy Wonka.

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Now Kaledonia Pictures wants The Unknown to not just be in a couple of Scottish kids’ nightmares, revealing in a statement to Bloody Disgusting that they’re “gearing up for production and a late 2024 release” on a movie that bears the same name.

The film is said to follow a renowned illustrator and his wife who are haunted by the death of their son. The grief sends them escaping to the Scottish Highlands, where an “unknowable evil awaits them.”

The actress behind the character also identified herself publicly as a 16-year-old named Felicia in a literal unmasking she posted over the weekend.

Reached for comment on Monday, Felicia said it was the first she had heard of the movie.

“As a performer I’m obviously very excited about any proposal to take the character I have developed onto the big screen,” she added, “and I look forward to hearing from the producers soon.”

The film appears to still be in its infancy, with no cast or director immediately announced. The company, headquartered just miles away from the infamous event, nevertheless seems confident that it’ll be able to nail the film on an expedited timeline.

The Daily Beast was unable to find contact information for Kaledonia Pictures, which has no social media presence or official website, and appears to never have released or produced anything prior to Monday’s announcement.

It’s unclear if Wonka or the other characters from the Glasgow event, including the infamous Oompa Loompa, will make an appearance or not.

“We are excited to begin production and look forward to sharing more with you as soon as possible,” Kaledonia Pictures said in a statement. “We are actually only a few miles from the event, so it is quite surreal to see Glasgow all over social media, worldwide.”

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