A good movie villain is one whose memory still brings a chill up our spines. Great movie villains are the ones that had us checking under beds, in closets, and boarding up windows as kids. Be it monster, murderer or Martian, the ones that nearly made us wet the bed became our standard for fear well into adulthood. They might have even evolved into some of our favorite villains ever. Life goes on, though, after the credits roll. If no one made sure your villain was dead at least 3 times, odds are good he or she went on with their lives.
Villains, like many of our heroes, don’t usually stay permanently young. Outside of comics, where characters tend to stay the same age for decades to keep readers coming, we can assume our heroes and villains went on to live long lives after the big “The End”. They may have settled down, married, and even turned their villainy into a fulfilling career. Italian photographer Federico Chiesa explores the lives of villains in their golden years through portrait. The well-known photographer worked with Carolina Trotta, who created the stunningly accurate make-up work, visual effects, and styling for the scenes.