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 1969



Overview coming soon.
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1969
Top 5
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1. The Honeymoon Killers
USA / Leonard Kastle / ★★
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Spalovac mrtvol (The Cremator)
Czechoslovakia / Juraj Herz / ★★1/2
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
USA / Mark Robson / ★★1/2
* * * * * * * * * *
4. La residencia (The House That Screamed)
Spain / Narciso Ibáñez Serrador / ★★
* * * * * * * * * *
5. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?
USA / Lee H. Katzin / ★★

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Book of Stone, The (El libra de piedra) / Mexico / Carlos Enrique Taboada / ★★
7. Venus in Furs (Paroxismus) / Italy, UK, West Germany / Jesus Franco / ★★1/2
8. Ultimate Degenerate, The (The Degenerate) / USA / Michael Findlay / ★★1/2
9. Curious Dr. Humpp, The (La venganza del sexo) / Argentina / Emilio Vieyra / ★★1/2
10. Night of the Bloody Apes (La horripilante bestia humana) / Mexico / René Cardona / ★★1/2

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Also seen:

- Attack of the Monsters (Gamera tai daiakuju Giron) / Japan / Noriaki Yuasa / ★★1/2
- Blood of Dracula's Castle (Dracula's Castle) / USA / Al Adamson / ★★
- Bloodthirsy Fairy, The (La fée sanguinaire) / Belgium [short] / Roland Lethem / ★★1/2
- Darkness at Blaisedon, A (Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisdon) / USA [TV] / Lela Swift / ★★
- Dracula (The Dirty Old Man) / USA / William Edwards / 
- Driving Miss Daisy Crazy / USA [short] / Michael Findlay? / ★★
- Invocation of My Demon Brother / USA [short] / Kenneth Anger / ★★1/2
- "It's Alive!" / USA [TV] / Larry Buchanan / 
- Madame Death (La señora Muerte) / Mexico / Jaime Salvador / ★★1/2
- Mad Room, The / USA / Bernard Girard / ★★1/2
Marquis de Sade's "Justine" (Deadly Sanctuary) / Italy, Liechtenstein, USA, West Germany / Jesus Franco / ★★1/2
- Nightmare in Wax / USA / Bud Townsend / ★★
- 99 Women (Der heiße Tod) / Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, UK, West Germany / Jesus Franco / ★★
- Oblong Box, The / UK / Gordon Hessler / ★★1/2
- Scream Baby Scream (Nightmare House) / USA / Joseph Adler / NO STARS!
- Walls Have Eyes, The / USA / Steve Hawkes / NO STARS!
- Witchmaker, The (The Legend of Witch Hollow) / USA / William O. Brown / ★★

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