An icon of horror cinema, what makes Norman Bates such a compelling character is that he is both villain and victim. The mother and the son. The crazed murderer and the helpless bystander.
Three real-life killers from different time periods whose similarities to fictional assassin Villanelle lie not in their methods or body counts, but in their psychopathic tendencies brought on by oppressive societal structures.
Charming. Funny. Psychopathic? Meet the unstoppable assassin, Villanelle, from the mind of author Luke Jennings and the hit-show, Killing Eve. She bears many of the traits we have come to recognize in a contracted killer—namely, a complete lack of empathy and a fondness for murder.
An American hitman convicted in 1988 of murdering six people, but confessing to many more—Kuklinski had an unorthodox way of doing things when it came to his victims, much like fictional villain Anton Chigurh.
With the release of No Country for Old Men, the world was introduced to Anton Chigurh—a cold-blooded killer who allowed his victims to decide their fate with a flip of the coin.
Villains is Parcast’s new original series exploring everybody’s favorite fictional and real-life bad guys. We’ll discuss the social influences that led to the creation of characters such as “The Joker” and No Country For Old Men’s Anton Chigurh, while also unraveling the true stories behind real-world criminals like Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski and Al Capone. Villains premieres October 18th. New episodes available every Friday on... Read more