The Great #Villains2016 Blogathon: Day 4

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).


Fright Night_9a

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 menace in Pitfall (1948).



Speakeasy scopes out a marshmallowy man-child in The Man from Laramie (1955).


Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo

Classic Film Observations & Obsessions discusses the shocking impact of Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947).



4 Star Films considers Lee Marvin’s mythical role as villain in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).

Join Shadows and Satin tomorrow for a recap of Day 5!

Day 1 Recap
Day 2 Recap
Day 3 Recap


    • Sounds good! I will make a note of it on the list. Sadly, I will be out of town tomorrow & won’t be able to read/comment on Friday posts until after the weekend, but I’m really looking forward to seeing your thoughts on Sydney Greenstreet on Flamingo Road.


    • Thanks, Crystal. I was going to ask you about the old link, so I’m glad you sent this one. I’ve asked Kristina at Speakeasy to add it to the Day 6 recap. I’m travelling today, but will read all about Mr Greenstreet when I get home tonight. 🙂


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