Villains

Dear Mr. Vernon…

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

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: 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…

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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.

The Seductive Power of the Femme Fatale

This trope offers a complex portrait of irresistible female villainy.

Why Marvel Heroes Always Fight Villains with the Same Powers

Duality is an important element to story structure.