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 1966



Overview coming soon.
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1966
Top 5
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1. Seconds
USA / John Frankenheimer / 1/2
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2. Miss Muerte (The Diabolical Dr. Z)
France, Spain / Jesus Franco / 1/2
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3. Operazione paura (Kill, Baby... Kill!)
Italy / Mario Bava / 1/2
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Incubus
USA / Leslie Stevens / 1/2
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5. Daimajin (Majin, Monster of Terror)
Japan / Kimiyoshi Yasuda / 

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Painted Skin, The (Hua pi) / Hong Kong / Fong Pao / 
7. Chamber of Horrors / USA / Hy Averback / 
8. War of the Monsters (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon) / Japan / Shigeo Tanaka / 
9. Angel for Satan, An (Un angelo per Satana) / Italy / Camillo Mastrocinque / 
10. Dracula: Prince of Darkness / UK / Terence Fisher / 

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Also seen:

- Brides of Fu Manchu, The / UK, West Germany / Don Sharp / ★★1/2
- Circus of Fear (Psycho-Circus) / UK, West Germany / John Llewellyn Moxey / ★★1/2
- Curse of the Swamp Creature / USA [TV] / Larry Buchanan / NO STARS!
Dr. Satan (Doctor Satán) / Mexico / Miguel Morayta / 
- Eye of the Devil (13) / UK / J. Lee Thompson / ★★1/2
- Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The / USA / Alan Rafkin / ★★1/2
- Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, The / USA / Don Weis / 1/2
- Island of Terror (Night of the Silicates) / UK / Terence Fisher / ★★1/2
- Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter / USA / William Beaudine / 1/2
- Murder Clinic, The (La lama nel corpo) / France, Italy / Elio Scardamaglia / ★★
Plague of the Zombies, The (The Zombies) / UK / John Gilling / ★★1/2
- Rasputin: The Mad Monk / UK / Don Sharp / ★★1/2
Reptile, The / UK / John Gilling / ★★1/2
- Return of Giant Majin, The (Daimajin gyakushû) / Japan / Kazuo Mori / ★★
- She Beast, The (Il lago di Satana; Satan's Sister) / Italy, UK / Michael Reeves / ★★
Third Eye, The (Il terzo occhio) / Italy / Mino Guerrini / ★★1/2
Track of the Vampire (Blood Bath) / USA / Jack Hill and Stephanie Rothman / 1/2
- Undertaker and His Pals, The / USA / T.L.P. Swicegood / ★★1/2
- Wrath of Majin, The (Daimajin ikaru) / Japan / Kenji Misumi / ★★1/2
- Zontar, the Thing from Venus (Invader from Venus) / USA [TV] / Larry Buchanan / NO STARS!

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