Man Hunt (1941) for It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Movie Challenge


It’s  a Pidgeon hunt in this Fritz Lang 1941 WW2 assassination and international relations chase.  Continue reading

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Great Villain Blogathon Day 4


Day 4 of the Great Villain Blogathon, brought to you by Ruth of Silver Screenings,Karen of Shadows & Satin, and myself, Kristina of Speakeasy proved unrelenting in its onslaught of offensive behavior! Here are the evildoers that were featured today. Don’t miss any of the fun and tweet along at #TheGreatVillainBlogathon

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Day 3: The Great Villain Blogathon


yesterday was another great day of the Villain Blogathon– check out all the featured characters with this handy roundup….

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Mwahaha! [Insert sinister hand rubbing]

The chronicles of the dastardly and the contemptible continue on Day 3 of the Great Villain Blogathon. We have some terrific Villains featured today!

Brought to you by Karen of Shadows & Satin, Kristina of Speakeasy, and yours truly of Silver Screenings, the Great Villain Blogathon runs until April 26. You can follow our exploits all week on Twitter at #TheGreatVillainBlogathon.

Let’s get to today’s fun!


The Joy and Agony of Movies: The Godfather, Part 2 and Chinatown


The Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: Henry Brandon in Babes in Toyland (1934) and Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937)


Carole & Co.: C. Aubrey Smith in No More Orchids


1001 Movies I (Apparently) Must See Before I Die: David Carradine in Kill Bill


The Cinematic Packrat: The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


Caftan Woman: Gale Sondergaard in The Spider Woman


HardBoiled Girl: Richard…

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Day One Wrap-Up


just in case you still need to get caught up on day 1 of the blogathon…

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Gale Sondergaard in The Letter The opening of The Great Villain Blogathon – brought to you by Ruth of Silver Screenings , Kristina of Speakeasy , and yours truly – has been a most awesome day filled with despicable delinquents, creepy criminals, and icky evildoers. In other words, a veritable banquet of villainy!

Today’s lineup of larcenous lawbreakers consisted of the following – don’t miss a single one!

Mocata in The Devil Rides Out at I Love Terrible Movies

Peter Sellers and Christopher Lee as Dr. Fu Manchu by Virtual Samurai

Laird Cregar in Hangover Square at Virtual Virago

Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon movies at The Secret Sanctum of Captain Video

Waldo Lydecker in Laura at Moon in Gemini

Peter Lorre in The Man Who Knew Too Much at Critica Retro

Lon Chaney in The Penalty at Movies, Silently

Otto Kruger in Saboteur at The Man on the Flying Trapeze


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The Great Villain Blogathon: Day 2 Wrap-Up


Day 2 of the Great Villain Blogathon has blown through town with some huge names making appearances and leaving behind a trail of devastation; you better count your fingers, your children and your silverware. Continue reading

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Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West


This post is part of the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy 

Monsters may be scary, serial killers chilling, demented authority figures frightful, but there’s something especially disturbing about a comfortably familiar and otherwise wholly decent person gone horribly bad. Continue reading

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Dr. Fu Manchu: Chinese Supervillain

Insidious Fu MAnchu Cover

Please welcome guest writer Craig of Viking Samurai who’s written this post as part of the Great Villain Blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings, Karen of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy  — see all the movie baddies at any of these three blogs  Continue reading

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Villains 2

 the Great Villain Blogathon starts tomorrow! here are some more great movie Big Bads being covered.  Check out the Event info here, which is being updated constantly. Join us tomorrow! Continue reading

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Award(S) Thanks!

Liebster Award

Well spit on my spats! In two days this week I got two Liebster blog awards, first from Bill of Frisco Kid at the Movies – many thanks Bill, for not only the award but also for your frequent visits and comments and support of my blog, I really appreciate it. Then, as I was writing my response post to Bill I got another Liebster from Marta of Ramblings of a Cinephile, a blogger newly met through the Villain event. What to do, what to do… 

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from today till the Great Villain Blogathon is over on the 26th, pic posts will feature great movie Big Bads being covered during the event! Check out the Event info here, which is being updated constantly, and start following the fun on the 20th

(say hi if you see “your” villain)


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