Sure, heroes are great and if we didn’t have them, who would arrive in the TA-DA nick to time? But a hero is only as good as the villain they battle. Silent movie villains are often written off as Victorian melodrama stock characters with mustaches and top hats. We know that reality is different and now is our chance to share our REAL favorite baddies.
I have to admit a weakness for Musidora’s bad girls in Louis Feuillade’s serials. Most of you know Irma Vep from Les Vampires, cabaret singer, thief and spy, but Diana Monti, the adventuress villain of Judex, is equally wickedly delightful.
Your turn! Please share your favorite baddies, both famous and obscure. Were they chilling? Were they eccentric? Were they humorous? Any flavor of wickedness is welcome!
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