Friday, July 24, 2009


Criminal Minds: Joe Mantegna, David Rossi on Criminal Minds, talks about evil.

In a film centering on the age-old battle of good vs. evil, the villain has the capacity to make or break the movie. Next week, Starz Inside will air an hour-long special that digs into the makings of a great villain as it relates to film. What makes them tick? Are they just in it for the fun or do their motivations run a bit deeper than that?

Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil features numerous actors, directors and producers as they discuss modern and classic film, with an emphasis on the villains and what it was that made them such memorable characters in film history. Clips from films like The Dark Knight, No Country For Old Men and others are shown to illustrate the subject. Below is Starz’s description for the special, which is likely to appeal to anyone who loves (or loves to hate) the film’s villain:

“The special investigates the psychology behind classic villains and the often startlingly simple way in which they grind on the audience’s nerves while playing on their fears. From Alien to Terminator, villains do not necessarily have to be human to be bad. Villains are as old as time itself, and allow the screenwriters of the future to keep audiences squirming in their seats with the help of these characters, who know exactly how to push our buttons. Interviews include Tobin Bell, Malcolm McDowell, Daryl Hannah, Live Schreiber, David Carradine, Eric Roberts, Joe Mantegna, Bruce Greenwood, Stan Lee and Eli Roth.

Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil premieres Tuesday,July 28, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT