Ratings Key



★★★★
= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
★★★
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Top Ten for 1958



Overview coming soon.
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1958
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. De dødes tjern (Lake of the Dead)
Norway / Kåre Bergstrøm / ★★1/2
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Horror of Dracula (Dracula)
UK / Terence Fisher / ★★
* * * * * * * * * *
USA / Edward L. Cahn / ★★
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Mannekäng i rött (Mannequin in Red)
Sweden / Arne Mattsson / ★★
* * * * * * * * * *
USA / Albert Band / ★★

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Revenge of Frankenstein, The / UK / Terence Fisher / ★★
7. Corridors of Blood / UK / Robert Day / ★★
8. Mansion of the Ghost Cat (Bôrei kaibyô yashiki) / Japan / Nobuo Nakagawa / ★★
9. Macabre / USA / William Castle / ★★
10. Screaming Skull, The / USA / Alex Nicol / ★★1/2

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Also seen:

- Attack of the 50-Foot Woman / USA / Nathan Juran / ★★
Attack of the Puppet People / USA / Bert I. Gordon / ★★1/2
Destination Nightmare / USA [TV] / Paul Landres, Herbert L. Strock and George Waggner / ★★
- Earth vs. the Spider / USA / Bert I. Gordon / ★★
- Frankenstein - 1970 / USA / Howard W. Koch / ★★
- Frankenstein's Daughter / USA / Richard E. Cunha / 1/2
- Jack the Ripper / USA [TV] / Frank P. Bibas, David MacDonald and George Waggner / ★★
- Mother Tree, The (Kaidan chibusa enoki) / Japan / Gorô Kadono / ★★
- Night of the Blood Beast / USA / Bernard L. Kowalski / ★★
- Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy, The (La momia azteca contra el robot humano) / Mexico / Rafael Portillo / 1/2
Tales of Frankenstein / UK [TV] / Curt Siodmak / ★★1/2
- Teenagers Battle the Thing / USA / Dave Flocker / 
- Terror in the Haunted House (My World Dies Screaming) / USA / Harold Daniels / 1/2
- Veil, The / USA [TV] / Herbert L. Strock and George Waggner / ★★
- War of the Satellites / USA / Roger Corman / ★★

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2 comments:

BigGreg3000 said...

"Fiend Without a Face" should be up here somewhere; that movie had some serious chills.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I haven't seen that one yet but I do have a copy of it so I'll try to get around to it here soon.

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