The Great Villain Blogathon: Day 5 Recap

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As they say on Schoolhouse Rock, darn . . . that’s the end. But don’t hate — celebrate! On the last day of the Great Villain Blogathon, 2015 style, click the pics below to read about today’s totally awesome crop of dastardly dames, charming creeps, and scary scalawags!

CJC Leach discusses Trevor Howard’s cad-like behavior in Brief Encounter:

Prowler Takes 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…

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Day 4 Recap

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Booyah! Day 4 of the Great Villain Blogathon brings us villains in all shapes and sizes, from teenage girls to royal bad guys to animated scoundrels.

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The Vintage Cameo defends the much-maligned Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain.

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Critica Retro presents a comprehensive ranking of Disney Villains.

Infra-Man_2Cinematic Catharsis introduces us to the 10 million year-old Princess Dragon in Infra-Man.

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Make Mine Criterion probes at real-life murders in the British flick The Flesh and the Fiends.

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Another Old Movie Blog discusses a suave Rumanian villain in Watch on the Rhine.

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Imagine MDD analyzes what makes a good villain with AFI 50 Greatest Film Villains.

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Cary Grant Won’t Eat You reviews the pre-Mean Girls The Heathers of Heathers.

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Nitrate Glow analyzes Lawrence Olivier’s winter of discontent in Richard III.

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Chasing Destino asks, Can villains Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn be BFFs?

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Zen and Pi mourns Kill Bill‘s Lucy Liu as O-Ren Ishii.

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Day 3 Recap

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Day Three of the 2015 Great Villain Blogathon was a real humdinger! Click the pics below to read about today’s dastardly dudes and dudettes!

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…

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The Great Villain Blogathon: Day 1 Recap

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What an exciting first day of the Great Villain Blogathon! Today’s posts look at villainy in men and women – as well as in mysterious flocks of birds.

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A Person in the Dark looks at the “misunderstood” Mrs Iselin (Angela Lansbury) in The Manchurian Candidate.

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Caftan Woman show us how Raymond Burr throws his weight around in Pitfall.

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Moon in Gemini discusses the beautiful cinematography of The Conformist and its disturbing “protagonist” (Marcello Clerici).

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Girls Do Film examines Fatal Attraction, and the über 1980s femme fatale, Glenn Close.

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Movie Movie Blog Blog features the purely villainous Judge Claude Frollo in Disney’s underrated The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Two Heads are Better Than One tells us why we can never trust birds again with The Birds.

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CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch scrutinizes Peggy Cummins’ hold over John Dall in Gun Crazy.

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Le Mot du Cinephiliaque analyzes the complexity of Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining.

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The Great Villain Blogathon Schedule

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Mwahahaha! The Great Villain Blogathon is almost here!

Starting next Monday (April 13), we’ll be focusing on the Bad Guys in film and why we love (or love to hate) these scoundrels.

Below is the schedule of miscreants. Because some of these dastardly folks are so popular, there were some duplicate choices. In that case, we went with your second choice if your first selection was already taken. (In other words, “We are altering the deal. Pray we don’t alter it any further.”)

Just let us know if there are any oversights in the schedule below.

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Now Voyaging Victor Grandison from The Unsuspected
Caftan Woman J.B. MacDonald / Pitfall
Sister Celluloid Lewt McCanles, Duel in the Sun
The Stop Button Kasper Gutman and friends in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Moon in Gemini Marcello Clerici, The Conformist
GirlsDoFilm Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction
Part Time Monster Frankenstein/Frankenstein’s creature
Movie Movie Blog…

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