The Great Villain Blogathon — Wrap-up & Thanks!

One last word and roundup before we close the door on the Great Villain Blogathon 2017: your hosts Ruth of Silver ScreeningsKaren of Shadows & Satin, and Kristina of Speakeasy want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, visited the participating blogs, and helped spread the word via #Villains2017. A blogathon is only as good as the lovely people who join in, and you all gave us such great and diverse reading in this 4th year of the event! Like any good villain, we will return to menace the blogosphere again next year so start thinking of your favourite Big Bads.

This #Villains2017 main page has been updated to archive all these daily recaps. Bloggers who post after this, just leave a comment here and we’ll add you to this recap.

Thanks again everybody, you were wicked good. See you next year!

Now please enjoy today’s writing:

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Who is the real villain in “The Doorway to Hell” from 1930?

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You: The husband in Stella Dallas

Apocalypse Later: Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939) 

Lonely Critic: Tom and Rico (Public Enemy and Little Caesar)


The Great Villain Blogathon – Day 5 Recap

Big Bads have always had us booing, and this week they inspired some fine posts about their motivation, meaning and memorable qualities. Today’s roundup covers some of the best of the worst.

Bloggers: If you’ve posted your entry too late for tonight’s recap, don’t worry! We’ll include you in tomorrow’s midday wrap-up post, here at Speakeasy.

Find all the recaps collected at the main blogathon page.
…but first enjoy today’s entries!

Cinematic Catharsis: Blacula 

Critica Retro: Mr. Potter, It’s a Wonderful Life 

Speakeasy: Mr. Blue in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 

A Shroud of Thoughts: General Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch: Constance Ford in A Summer Place

F for Films: Totalitarian State in THX1138 

Old Hollywood Films: Peter Ustinov as Nero in Quo Vadis (1951) 

Blogferatu: Baby Jane Hudson 

Old School Evil: Golobulus and Cobra-la from GI Joe the Movie

Silver Scenes: Sir Percy Ware-Armitage in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)

The Movie Rat: Frailty 

Once Upon a Screen: Butch from The Little Rascals

See you tomorrow!