The Great #Villains2016 Blogathon: Day 4

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Raymond Burr in Pitfall

We’re having a dastardly good time here at the Great Villain Blogathon. What’s not to love about the impressive variety of films and villains?

Below are today’s posts. If you upload your post later this evening, never fear! We will include it in tomorrow’s recap, over at Shadows and Satin.



The Wonderful World of Cinema looks at desperate escapee Glenn Griffin (Humphrey Bogart) in The Desperate Hours (1957).

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Cinematic Catharsis analyzes the charismatic vampire Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night(1985).


Yes, I Know examines The Cinematic Life and Times of Professor James Moriarty.


Movies Silently explores the slightly twisted French surrealism of Onésime vs. Onésime (1912).

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Micro-Brewed Reviews re-examines George Kennedy’s performance in the manly Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974).


Film Noir Archive ponders the nature of evil in Born to Kill (1947).


Plot and Theme provides a very different view of the Xenomorph in Alien (1979).

Raymond Burr in Pitfall

Christina Wehner issues a warning about Raymond Burr’s oozing…

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The Great #Villains2016 Blogathon: Day 3

The big bad blogathon celebrating cinema’s greatest villains brings you another day of dastardly dudes and dames doing dirty deeds. Please enjoy today’s examinations of evil. If you post your entry later this evening, don’t worry, we have a particular set of skills and will use them to find and include you in the next recap.

Caftan Woman: Dave Purvis (William Talman) in “Armored Car Robbery” (1950)

Silver Screenings: Requiem for Captain Quinlan

Orson Welles is in no mood to talk. Image: Sky Movies

Mike’s Take on the Movies: Gregory Peck as the Bad Guy? Impossible! ….. The Boys From Brazil (1978)


It’s Talman again from Journeys in Darkness & Light: Emmett Myers from The Hitch-Hiker (1953)


A Classic Movie Blog: Gene Tierney in Leave Her To Heaven (1945): A Force of Nature

The Lonely Critic: Witnessing Immortan Joe and his War Boys on the Fury Road

Wolffian Classic Movies Digest: House of Wax

Defiant Success: Robert Montgomery in Night Must Fall 

Silentology: The Villains of D.W. Griffith Films

Sometimes They go to Eleven: The Visitor (1979) 

The Visitor

F for Films: Mr. Arkadin

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Be sure to visit Ruth at Silver Screenings for more villainy on Day 4.

The Great #Villains2016 Blogathon: Day 2


Day 2 of the Great Villain Blogathon was a day filled with malefactors, wrongdoers, scoundrels and lowlifes.

Not to mention brutes, bullies, ruffians, rapscalllions, miscreants, monsters, and just plain meanies!

And you know what?

We love it!

Read on to check out the totally awesome entries served up by our bloggers today! (And, remember, if you upload your entry later this evening, never fear – we’ll have it in the Day 3 recap.)

A Scunner Darkly takes a look at Timothy Dalton in The Rocketeer

Cinematic Scribblings tells us all about The Cremator.

Angelman’s Place knows about the villain in The Devil Wears Prada.

Wide Screen World has the scoop on the Robot Monster.

Thoughts All Sorts shines the spotlight on Queen Ravenna.

A Shroud of Thoughts isn’t joking around about The Joker.

Realweegiemidget knows all about the villainy of Hans Gruber.

Outspoken & Freckled isn’t scared of Walter…

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The Great #Villains2016 Blogathon: Day 1

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Wow! We’re off to an incredible start to the 2016 Great Villains Blogathon!

If you upload your entry later this evening, don’t worry – it will be included in tomorrow’s recap.

This blogathon will bring you a wealth of villains from almost every genre in classic and modern cinema, and it’s a thrill to be involved.

Enjoy today’s posts!

Barbara Stanwyck

B Noir Detour examines the villainous roles of Barbara Stanwyck.


That Other Critic analyzes the shape of evil of Halloween’sMichael “The Shape” Meyers.

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Mrs. Skeffington ( argues Bela Lugosi is the definitive onscreen Dracula in Dracula (1931).


Cinemaven’s Essays from the Couch breaks down Louis Calhern’s villainous character in Devil’s Doorway (1950).


Girls Do Film asks the mirror who is the wickedest one of all? in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1938).

The Matrix Agent Smith 1999

Lemon Shark compares agent Smith to Cypher and delves into who might be the real…

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