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The Seductive Power of the Femme Fatale


This trope offers a complex portrait of irresistible female villainy.

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Why Marvel Heroes Always Fight Villains with the Same Powers


Duality is an important element to story structure.


The Complicated Power of Princess Mononoke’s Villain, Lady Eboshi


Lady Eboshi may want to destroy the environment in the name of progress and utopia, but she isn’t as villainous as she seems.

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The Death Epidemic That Birthed Freddy Krueger


The inspiration behind one of cinema’s scariest villains is a true horror story.

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A Day Spent With Killers, Lovers, and a Grim True Story From the World of Porn (Cinepocalypse)


Murder, madness, and mental illness, oh my. We take a look at ‘Punta Muerto,’ ‘Villains,’ and ‘Mope.’

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‘Villains’ Review: Come For the Violent Parody, Stay for Jeffrey Donovan


Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s latest film takes messy, fun aim at movies like Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and True Romance.

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The Best Movie Villains of 2018


Who is the greatest villain of 2018?


What Eco-Villains Say About Our Fears


It’s the end of the world as we know it, but we don’t feel so fine. 

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The 40 Best ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Villains, Ranked


Attention Slayers: these are the greatest adversaries in the many adventures of Buffy Summers.