Announcing the Great Villain Blogathon!

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” So said one of the greatest movie villains ever, but many classic films have convinced us quite thoroughly that evil does indeed exist, and usually in the form of a compelling, riveting, powerful character, a villain brought to life by superb writing and acting, then seared into the memory of movie fans.

And so we announce that you are cordially invited to participate in the Great Villain Blogathon, a celebration, an examination, a rumination on your choice of classic movie menace, whether monster or family member. Whether human, fantastical, alien, mineral or animal, whether on horseback or spaceship, clad in toga, trenchcoat or cardigan, whether mantrap, mild mannered or commanding vast armies, write up a post on your favorite movie baddie, doer of dastardly deeds or offender of moral order.

Your co-hosts in this exploration of villainy are

Ruth of Silver Screenings  925screenings [at] gmail.com

Karen of Shadows & Satin  thedarkpages [at] yahoo.com

Kristina of Speakeasy  mail.speakeasy [at] yahoo.com

If you wish to take part, please leave a comment or send an email, help yourself to one of these banners to paste up on your blog, and prepare to share who you think is filmdom’s worst.

This event will unfold over the week of APRIL 20 – 26, 2014, so if you want to post on a certain day make sure to mention that, otherwise you will be assigned a date.

Here’s the lineup so far:

Ruth @ Silver Screenings: Angela Lansbury / The Manchurian Candidate (April 24)

Karen @ Shadows & Satin: Dan Duryea / Scarlet Street (April 20)

Karen @ Shadows & Satin: Clark Gable / Night Nurse (April 26)

Kristina @ Speakeasy : Henry Fonda / Once Upon a Time in the West (April 21)

Kristina @ Speakeasy : Terence Stamp / Superman II (April 25)

Mike @ Mike’s Take on the Movies: Eli Wallach / Magnificent Seven (April 23)

Stephen @ Classic Movie Man : Joseph Cotten / Shadow of a Doubt

Pete @ Furious Cinema : Rutger Hauer / The Hitcher

Fritzi @ Movies, Silently: Les Vampires (April 20)

Dorian @ Tales of the Easily Distracted : Anthony Perkins / Psycho (April 26)

Maedez @ A Small Press Life : Gene Tierney / Leave Her to Heaven (April 25)

Emily @ The Vintage Cameo : Bette Davis / Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Kellee @ Outspoken & Freckled; Orson Welles / The Stranger

Aurora @ Once Upon a Screen : Robert Mitchum / Cape Fear ‘vs’ Night of the Hunter (April 26)

geelw @ Destroy all Fanboys : Ann Savage/ Detour

Ivan @Thrilling Days of Yesteryear : Henry Brandon / Babes in Toyland & Our Gang Follies of 1936 (April 22)

Paul @ Lasso the Movies : Maleficent / Sleeping Beauty (April 21)

Craig @ Viking Samurai Peter Sellers/Christopher Lee as Fu Manchu

Aurora @ Once Upon a Screen Lionel Barrymore / It’s a Wonderful Life  (April 23)

Kristen @ Journeys in Classic Film: Terence Stamp / The Collector

Le @ Critica Retro:  Peter Lorre / The Man Who Knew too Much

Nitrate Diva @ http://nitratediva.wordpress.com/ Robert Montgomery / Night Must Fall

Jennifer @ http://virtualvirago.blogspot.com Laird Cregar / Hangover Square

Tom @ http://motionpicturegems.blogspot.com Robert Ryan / Billy Budd

Ginny @ http://oldmoviesnostalgia.com Orson Welles / The Third Man

Todd @ http://forgottenfilmcast.wordpress.com/  Butch & The Woim /Our Gang AND William Zabka / The Karate Kid, Back to School, Just One of the Guys

Todd @ http://forgottenfilmcast.wordpress.com/ William Zabka / The Karate Kid, Back to School, Just One of the Guys

Anna @ http://filmgrimoire.wordpress.com/ Death / The Seventh Seal

Marlee @ http://marleewalters.com/ Moriarty Incarnations

Vincent @ http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/ C. Aubrey Smith / No More Orchids

Vicki @ http://girlsdofilm.wordpress.com/ Margaret Hamilton / The Wizard of Oz

Debbie @ http://debravega.wordpress.com/ Waldo Lydecker / Laura

Madeline @ http://classicmoviegab.com/ Broderick Crawford / All the King’s Men

Jo @ http://thelastdrivein.com/ Gloria Holden + Gloria Swanson as sympathetic anti-heroes

Jo @ http://thelastdrivein.com/ James Caan / Lady in a Cage

Gary @ http://midnightpalace.com Olga Baclanova / Freaks

Parker @ http://theartisticpackrat.wordpress.com/ The Joker / The Dark Knight

Patricia @ http://caftanwoman.blogspot.ca/ Andrea Spedding / The Spider Woman

Becky @ http://movielottery.wordpress.com/ Bela Lugosi / The Human

Jill @ http://sittinonabackyardfence.com Claude Rains / Notorious

Leah @ http://hardboiledgirl.wordpress.com/ Richard Widmark / Kiss of Death

Jenni @ http://portraitsbyjenni.wordpress.com Conrad Veidt / A Woman’s Face

jtr @ http://thabto.wordpress.com/ Raymond Burr / Rear Window

Andrew @ http://1001movieman.blogspot.com/ David Carradine / Kill Bill

Eve @ http://eves-reel-life.blogspot.com/ Robert Walker / Strangers on a Train

Adam @ http://ocdviewer.com/ Kjell Nilsson / The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2)

Joe @ http://fadedvideolabels.blogspot.com/ Orson Welles / Touch of Evil

John @ http://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/ Michael Powell / Peeping Tom

Aubyn @ http://thegirlwiththewhiteparasol.blogspot.ca/ Vincent Price / Dragonwyck

David @ http://moviedavid.blogspot.com/ Otto Kruger / Saboteur

Beth @ http://www.mildredsfatburgers.com/the-blog.html Geraldine Fitzgerald / Three Strangers

Leah @ http://carygrantwonteatyou.com/ Charles Boyer /  Gaslight

Dan @ http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com Michael Gough / Konga

ImagineMDD @ http://imaginemdd.blogspot.com/ Judith Anderson / Rebecca

Constance @ http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com/ Professor Fate / The Great Race

Sean @ http://lipranzer.wordpress.com/ John Huston / Chinatown

Sean @ http://lipranzer.wordpress.com/ Al Pacino / The Godfather, Part 2

Judy @ http://movieclassics.wordpress.com/ Laurence Olivier / Richard III

Kerry @ http://prowlerneedsajump.wordpress.com/ Gary Oldman / Take as Directed

Angelica @ http://madwomenandmuses.com/ Bette Davis / The Little Foxes

Margaret @ http://thegreatkh.blogspot.com/ Disney Villainesses

Patti @ http://classicmoviesnippets.blogspot.ca/ Steve Cochran / Private Hell 36

Bill @ http://friscokidtx.com/ Al Pacino / Devil’s Advocate

Vanessa @ http://www.bwallover.blogspot.ca/ Porter Hall / The Thin Man

Robert @ http://www.dejareviewer.com/ Dick Jones and Clarence Boddicker /RoboCop, Loki /The Avengers, Bob Parr’s boss /The Incredibles, The Grim Reaper /Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, The Wet Bandits /Home Alone, Greedo /Star Wars, the Corleones /The Godfather Part II

Marcie @ http://thecinematika.com/ Dennis Hopper / Blue Velvet

Danny @ http://pre-code.com/ Impotep / The Mummy

Charlie @ http://iloveterriblemovies.wordpress.com/ Mocata / The Devil Rides Out

Captain Video @ http://captainvideossecretsanctum.blogspot.ca/  Ming the Merciless / Flash Gordon movies

Emily @ http://funkyforestfirstcontact.wordpress.com/  Satan / The Exorcist

Sofia @ http://filmflare.wordpress.com/  Cary Grant / Suspicion

Gary @ http://moviefanfare.com/ Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith, Lee Meriwether and Cesar Romero / 1966 Batman movie

N.R. @ http://thegreatbaz.wordpress.com/  Necessity of Villains featuring Basil Rathbone

Terry @ http://mercurie.blogspot.ca/ Henry Frankenstein / The Hammer Films

Lara @http://backlots.net/  Barbara Stanwyck / Double Indemnity

Constance @http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.ca/ The Great Race

your blog here!

Grab a banner and do your thing!

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~ by shadowsandsatin on February 9, 2014.

29 Responses to “Announcing the Great Villain Blogathon!”

  1. Delighted to be taking part in this, so I gave it a plug at my site: http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/671606.html. (And note that the following week, I’m co-hosting a blogathon about romantic comedy.)

  2. Hi, Karen — Please put me down for Otto Kruger in “Saboteur.” Thanks!

  3. Hi Karen — I’d like to take Geraldine Fitzgerald in “Three Strangers” on any day you choose.

    • Thanks, Beth — got it! I’m looking so forward to your write-up — I caught part of this movie recently and was most fascinated by Fitzgerald’s character. Even though I didn’t know what was going on, I knew that she was not very nice!

  4. What a great idea! Could I take Charles Boyer in Gaslight?
    Leah

  5. Hi. This is Dan from the Hitless Wonder Movie Blog (http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com). I would like to contribute to the Great Villain Blogathon and I’d like my subject to be Michael Gough in “Konga”.

  6. May I write about evil female Disney villains?

    • You sure can, Margaret — what a great idea! Just post your site (and choose a day, if you like), and I’ll put you on the list straightaway!

      • Thanks so much! I’ll skip Maleficent because I see she’s taken, but I’ll do all the rest. If somebody else would like to do one of the one’s I’ve bagged, they’re welcome to her. My list can stand a little whittling!

  7. Hey Karen– I know I waffled on this one quite a bit, but is it cool if I do Imhotep from The Mummy?

  8. Hi there! I got the word I’m on board with my Rasputin 2-fer, NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRIA and RASPUTIN AND THE EMPRESS, and I’m so excited. This one is right up my alley. I love this idea, thanks!

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