The event is over, and this page has been updated with all related links, so come back anytime to relive the villany.
You can scroll way down this page for the full list of 2015 posts, or visit these fully illustrated daily recaps:
here’s the original announcement from Feb 2015:
The first Great Villain Blogathon in 2014 was such a fun and huge event that, in the tradition of the greatest movie villains, we
threatened promised to return and wreak havoc again with another event celebrating cinema’s biggest cretins.
We cordially invite you to participate in the Great Villain Blogathon 2015. Pick a movie villain to write about and join us in this dissection of the dastardly and depraved, this survey of the stinking and spiteful, this audit of hateful and heinous characters.
You may write on any Big Bad from any era, country and genre, whether they were dictators, outlaws, criminals, politicians, mistresses, monsters, slashers, gangsters, mama’s boys, hammy and backstabbing actresses, artificial intelligence, aliens, wicked stepmothers, or any other type of evildoer.
No duplicates please, there are more than enough villains to go around, but villains that were covered last year are fair game.
This year, instead of leaving a comment or sending an email to signup, we present you with this handy form. Make a first choice and an alternate just in case someone already put the finger on your #1 villain before we manage to update the roster (if that happens you’ll be contacted to go with choice 2).
You’ll also be asked for your blog details, a date you’ll post and your email. Be assured that your email is for contact purposes only and will not be made public.
Note: If you plan on doing two posts, please fill out and submit a separate form for each, so we have a clear record of your different topics and dates.
*the form is closed
Help yourself to any of the gorgeous banners in this post, put it on your blog, start spending time with your chosen villain(s) and thanks for joining us. See you APRIL 13 – 17 !
PRESENTING THE EXCELLENT 2015 POSTS:
Nitrate Diva looks at Walter Huston’s evil in Kongo (1932)
Margaret Perry examines the Great Cinematic Villainy of Richard III
A Person in the Dark looks at the “misunderstood” Mrs Iselin (Angela Lansbury) in The Manchurian Candidate.
Caftan Woman show us how Raymond Burr throws his weight around in Pitfall.
Moon in Gemini discusses the beautiful cinematography of The Conformist and its disturbing “protagonist” (Marcello Clerici).
Girls Do Film examines Fatal Attraction, and the über 1980s femme fatale, Glenn Close.
Movie Movie Blog Blog features the purely villainous Judge Claude Frollo in Disney’s underratedThe Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Two Heads are Better Than One tells us why we can never trust birds again with The Birds.
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch scrutinizes Peggy Cummins’ hold over John Dall in Gun Crazy.
Le Mot du Cinephiliaque analyzes the complexity of Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.
Shadows and Satin investigates the stages of Veda’s Villainy (Ann Blyth) in Mildred Pierce.
Now Voyaging profiles the smart and suave radio crime investigator Claude Rains in The Unsuspected.
The Stop Button examines the wealth of material available to villains in The Maltese Falcon.
Queerly Different looks at Artemisia from “300: Rise of an Empire”
ZEN AND Π writes about Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
Speakeasy tries to figure out Dan Duryea’s Waco Johnny Dean in Winchester ’73
Everything Noir dares to check out Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct
Blockbuster Nostalgia brings you Charles Muntz from Pixar’s Up
stars and letters looks at Vincent Price: the man behind the villain
Wide Screen World trains X-ray vision on the Villains of Superman II
Silver Screenings tells you about Fred MacMurray in The Caine Mutiny
Pre-Code.com tells about the dirty deeds of The Invisible Man:
Movies Silently has the low-down on Ford Sterling in A Muddy Romance:
Mike’s Take On the Movies delves into Ernest Borgnine’s villainy in Emperor of the North:
Flights, Tights and Movie Nights tells all about the Top 10 Batman Movie Villains:
Flickin’ Out knows what makes Bruno Antony tick in Strangers on a Train:
Frisco Kid at the Movies reveals why Noah Cross is a bad, bad man in Chinatown
Criterion Blues has the skinny on the villainy of The Blob:
The Last Drive-In looks at the misdeeds of Vincent Price in Dragonwyck and Robert Montgomery in Night Must Fall:
B Noir Detour has the 411 on Richard Widmark’s bad-boy roles in Kiss of Death, Night and the City, and No Way Out:
No Nonsense with Nuwan Sen discusses the villainy of Juhi Chawla in Gulaab Gang:
Silver Scenes tells us all about the ghastly scheme concocted by George Brougham in The List of Adrian Messenger:
Sister Celluloid explains how somebody can be so good looking on the outside and so bad on the inside in Duel in the Sun!
Wolffian Classics Movie Digest delves into the badness of Harry Lime in The Third Man.
The Vintage Cameo defends the much-maligned Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain.
Critica Retro presents a comprehensive ranking of Disney Villains.
Cinematic Catharsis introduces us to the 10 million year-old Princess Dragon in Infra-Man.
Make Mine Criterion probes at real-life murders in the British flick The Flesh and the Fiends.
Another Old Movie Blog discusses a suave Rumanian villain in Watch on the Rhine.
Imagine MDD analyzes what makes a good villain with AFI 50 Greatest Film Villains.
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You reviews the pre-Mean Girls The Heathers of Heathers.
Nitrate Glow analyzes Lawrence Olivier’s winter of discontent in Richard III.
Chasing Destino asks, Can villains Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be BFFs?
Zen and Pi mourns Kill Bill‘s Lucy Liu as O-Ren Ishii.
Back to the Viewer waxes poetic about Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker.
The Wonderful World of Cinema looks at an early Steven Spielberg made-for-TV movie, Duel.
Mildred’s Fatburgers explores the art (underlying terror) of The Black Narcissus.
Barry Bradford cross-examines James Mason in the courtroom drama, The Verdict.
CJC Leach discusses Trevor Howard’s cad-like behavior in Brief Encounter:
Prowler Needs a Jump tells us about the irresistibly bad Stanley in In This Our Life:
Aurora’s Gin Joint scares us with insights about Harry Powell in Night of the Hunter:
Random Pictures goes to pieces over Victor Frankenstein in Flesh for Frankenstein:
Font and Frock delves into the deeds of Valerie Hobson and Stewart Granger in Blanche Fury:
Portraits by Jenni knows that Ma Jarrett isn’t as kindly as she looks in White Heat:
Tales of the Easily Distracted tells us why Nick Ferraro is not a guy to play with in His Kind of Woman:
Ramblings of a Cinephile reveals the scary and disturbing Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland:
Movie Classics shows that Anton Walbrook and Charles Boyer were both pretty awful fellas in Gaslight:
A Shroud of Thoughts takes a look at the many faces of Blofield in the James Bond series:
The Filmatelist discusses the evil that is Voldemort in the Harry Potter series:
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies examines the evil twins played by Bette Davis and Olivia deHavilland in A Stolen Life and The Dark Mirror:
Dell on Movies explains the villainy of Batman in The Dark Knight:
Movie Fan Fare takes a look at Walter Brennan in The Westerner and My Darling Clementine:
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood exposes the bad side of Bette Davis in In This Our Life:
And Outspoken and Freckled waxes poetic about the charming villainy of Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds: