August 25

Favorite Villains

Posted by lori . 8 Comments


Ann, at Harvest Moon by Hand, recently posted about favorite villains.  That got me thinking…who are my favorite villains?  Here are my top five:


1.  Animated Villain – Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

She’s just so angry and vengeful.  Plus, she can turn into a dragon!  I’m really looking forward to the upcoming movie Maleficent with Angelina Jolie.


2.  Fantasy Villain – Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)

The Wicked Witch of the West, as played by Margaret Hamilton, is so iconic.

3.  Psycho Villain – John Doe (Seven)

Calm, calculating, intelligent and completely mad, Kevin Spacey played John Doe to terrifying perfection.

4.  Mob Villain – Tommy DeVito (Goodfellas)

No one plays unhinged and unpredictable like Joe Pesci as Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas.

5.  Horror Villain – Pennywise the Clown (It)

Watching and reading horror doesn’t usually “stick” with me, but Pennywise did and totally creeped me out.

Who are your favorite villains?

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About the photo (taken on August 25)…I had a fun adventure on Saturday along the banks of the St. Joseph River in Mishawaka, Indiana.  I’ll tell you about it tomorrow.  This is a view from Kamm Island.

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8 Responses to " Favorite Villains"

  • houndstooth says:

    Oh my gosh! I STILL have the heebie jeebies from Pennywise! Seven gave me nightmares for a long, long time, too, and ruined spaghetti for me for about two years. I’m not usually a person to be affected by things like that, but both of those two really got me.

    Another one that sticks out for me is Hannibal Lechter. I actually quit reading The Red Dragon because it creeped me out so badly!

  • Sue says:

    With you on the Wicked Witch of the West. Children catcher in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang spooked me as a kid. Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector. Curella DeVill (sorry not sure on spelling) fromn 101 Dalmatians (anyone who hates dogs is evil:)).

    • lori says:

      I should have picked the Children Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! I can’t believe I forgot about him because he was one of my first and favorite villains.

  • Kat says:

    Great post! Agree with the above…To this day I mutter “curse you, Stephen King” under my breath as I try to avoid sewer drains when crossing streets (even though Stephen King is really my hero…I often wonder how many of us have had our psyches forever altered by Pennywise!).

  • Yes- Maleficent…best Halloween costume… but the clown is the real stuff of nightmares!

  • Oh I love Maleficent! Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was one of my most treasured comics when I was a child. Wish I still had it. Prince Philip… *sigh* <3

    I can't think of any favourite villains [unless you count Magneto as a villain] but I saw a Korean movie yesterday on telly that creeped me out. It was called "I saw the devil". I don't think I've EVER seen anyone that evil!

  • Penelope says:

    My purrsonal favorite victim is ME!!!!
    Bwaaa!!!Haaaa! Haaa!

  • My favourite villains were the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp, sooo naughty!
    Lynne x

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