Feb 18, 2017
Movie Meltdown - Episode 383
This week, in response to a
recent online list, the gang gets together to come up with their
own top ten list of best and/or underrated villains.
And as we contemplate that maybe making a snuff film is the way to go, we also mention... the Dick Tracy museum, gets drunk on blood, stares the boy down, Robocop, in the middle of the bloodbath, AFI, it was incredibly dark for it's time, gross wheezing jokes, David Lynch, smashes a bottle, a cool... calm... snake-like villain, he's always rich with really odd people, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, another villainess with inscrutable motives, The Last House on the Left, the birth of the alt-right, Nil by Mouth, his gumline, well... it won't bring back our kids, pathos, quotable, talk about unhinged, they wanted to show the deterioration, Villain vs. Monster, incredibly manipulative... they almost make the movie hard to watch, I guess I'm going to dive into David Cronenberg, She fights it, and she fights it, and she fights it - and eventually she surrenders to her darker nature, This Boy’s Life, The Cowboy, going back to Nazis, being followed by a boogeyman, they had to shoot the film in sequence, Jaws, Forbidden Planet, a police procedural, just sort of laughs a lot at the foibles of everybody else, playing Nazis, essentially Aleister Crowley with a bit of a conscience, Funny Games, I don't think you could still hold down a job as a cop, Killer Joe, it's a dark Hollywood death, within the opening premise... let's just hurt somebody, which drove the director mad, The Thing, he played off the normal world against the abnormal world, and you weren't really sure... who are the good guys here, they turn into angry spirits, raising the baby, and he put her on the fire, Dirty Harry, Kaneto Shindo, a domestic villain, very often compared to Vincent Price, nobody got along on this film, Saturn 3, it's a very sort of Shakespearean villain, amphetamines prescribed by the studio doc, The Green Mile, are you kidding me?!, they didn't get along, Alien, Psychomania and they really give you so many reasons to sympathize with this character.
Spoiler Alert: Potential spoilers for ALL of the movies we discuss, so proceed into this episode with caution. You have been warned!!
"What's terrifying about him is just how calm and collected he is amidst all of this."