Vernon The Breakfast Club

Dear Mr. Vernon…


Principal Vernon is totally bogus, but he is crucial to the iconic status of ‘The Breakfast Club.’

Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman

Deconstructing the ‘90s Bitch with Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman


‘Batman Returns’ gives the iconic villain an origin story fit for the times.

Hugh Grant In Paddington

Hugh Grant in ‘Paddington 2’: A Villain for the Social Media Era


In his first time playing a bad guy, Hugh Grant plays a character you still can’t fully despise.

Billy Mitchell In King Of Kong

Billy Mitchell: Evolution of a Documentary Villain


‘The King of Kong’ depicts him as a bad guy. History has since followed suit. Whether he really deserves the distinction is up to you.

The Parent Trap Meredith

How Meredith Blake from ‘The Parent Trap’ Went from Villain to Relatable Icon


This “evil” stepmother figure in Disney’s 1998 remake is finally receiving the appreciation she always deserved.

Greta Ma

Loneliness and Middle-Aged Villainy in ‘Greta’ and ‘Ma’


There’s much more to these two antagonists than meets the eye.

The Act

Sensationalist, Sexist, or Something More: Munchausen by Proxy Moms


A recent pattern in miniseries moms introduces a new kind of villain to television.

Armie Hammer Sorry to Bother You

‘Sorry To Bother You’ and the Terrifying Relevance of Psychopath CEO Steve Lift


On the uncanny brilliance of Armie Hammer’s megalomaniacal CEO.

Annie Wilkes

‘Misery’ Investigates the Horror of the Obsessed Fan


In the age of Pennywise, it’s time to look back at Stephen King’s most terrifying villain.