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 1959


Overview coming soon.
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1959
Top 5
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1. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (Ghost Story of Yotsuya)
Japan / Nobuo Nakagawa / 1/2
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2. The Hound of the Baskervilles
UK / Terence Fisher / 
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3. House on Haunted Hill
USA / William Castle / 
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4. A Bucket of Blood
USA / Roger Corman / 
* * * * * * * * * *
5. El hombre y el monstruo (The Man and the Monster)
Mexico / Rafael Baledón / 

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Terror Is a Man (Blood Creature) / Philippines, USA / Gerardo de Leon / 
7. Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, The / USA / Edward L. Cahn / 1/2
8. Man Who Could Cheat Death, The / UK / Terence Fisher / 1/2
9. Angry Red Planet, The (Journey to Planet Four) / USA / Ib Melchior /
10. Manster, The (The Split) / Japan, USA / George P. Breakston and Kenneth G. Crane / 1/2

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Also seen:

Alligator People, The / USA / Roy Del Ruth / 1/2
Bat, The / USA / Crane Wilbur / 1/2
- Cosmic Man, The / USA / Herbert S. Greene / 1/2
- Curse of the Undead (Mark of the West) / USA / Edward Dein / 
- Giant Gila Monster / USA / Ray Kellogg / 1/2
- Horrors of the Black Museum / UK / Arthur Crabtree / 
- Invisible Invaders / USA / Edward L. Cahn / 
Killer Shrews, The / USA / Ray Kellogg / 1/2
- Lady Vampire, The (Onna kyûketsuki) / Japan / Nobuo Nakagawa / 
- Plan 9 from Outer Space / USA / Edward D. Wood, Jr. / SBIG
- Teenagers from Outer Space / USA / Tom Graeff / SBIG
- Teenage Zombies / USA / Jerry Warren / 
Terror in the Midnight Sun (Rymdinvasion i Lappland) / Sweden, USA / Virgil W. Vogel / 1/2
- Uncle Was a Vampire (Tempi duri per i vampiri) / France, Italy / Steno / 1/2
Wasp Woman, The / USA / Roger Corman / 1/2

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2 comments:

BigGreg3000 said...

Shame on you, no "Black Pit of Dr. M"? One of the best Mexican horror movies ever.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Still need to see that one!

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