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.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Top Ten for 1961


Overview coming soon.
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1961
Top 5
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1. The Innocents
UKUSA / Jack Clayton / 
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2. Scream of Fear (Taste of Fear)
UK / Seth Holt / 1/2
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3. Homicidal
USA / William Castle / 
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4. The Curse of the Werewolf
UK / Terence Fisher / 
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The Pit and the Pendulum
USA / Roger Corman / 

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. World of the Vampires (El mundo de los vampiros) / Mexico / Alfonso Corona Blake / 
7. Shadow of the Cat / UK / John Gilling / 
8. Grim Reaper, The ("Thriller" series) / USA [TV] / Herschel Daugherty / 
9. Ghost of Oiwa (Kaidan Oiwa no borei) / Japan / Tai Katô / 
10. Curse of the Doll People, The (Muñecos infernales) / Mexico / Benito Alazraki / 1/2

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Also seen:

- Beast of Yucca Flats, The / USA / Coleman Francis / SBIG
- Bloodlust! / USA / Ralph Brooke / 1/2
- Brain of Evil (Santo contra cerebro del mal) / Cuba, Mexico / Joselito Rodriguez / 1/2
Creature from the Haunted Sea / USA / Roger Corman / 1/2
- Dead One, The (Blood of the Zombie) / USA / Barry Mahon / 1/2
- Devil's Hand, The / USA / William J. Hole, Jr. / 1/2
- Devil's Partner / USA / Charles R. Rondeau / 1/2
- Doctor Blood's Coffin (Dr. Blood's Coffin) / UK / Sidney J. Furie / 1/2
Hercules in the Haunted World (Ercole al centro della Terra) / Italy / Mario Bava / 1/2
- House of Mystery / UK / Vernon Sewell / 1/2
- Konga (I Was a Teenage Gorilla) / UK, USA / John Lemont / 
- Masquerade ("Thriller" series) / USA [TV] / Herschel Daugherty / 1/2
Mr. Sardonicus (Sardonicus) / USA / William Castle / 1/2
- Naked Witch, The / USA / Claude Alexander and Larry Buchanan / 1/2
- Night Tide / USA / Curtis Harrington / 1/2
Ursula / USA [short] / Lloyd Michael Williams / 
- Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory (Lycanthropus) / Austria, Italy / Paolo Heusch / 

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1 comment:

CavedogRob said...

'61 wasn't a bad year. Thanks for mentioning Yucca Flats. I'm sure Coleman Francis (and Tor Johnson) appreciate it!

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