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 1972



Overview coming soon.
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1972
Top 5
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1. A Warning to the Curious
UK [TV] / Lawrence Gordon Clark / 
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2. Private Parts
USA / Paul Bartel / 1/2
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3. La cabina (The Telephone Box)
Spain [TV] [short] / Antonio Mercero / 1/2
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4. Images
UKUSA / Robert Altman / 1/2
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5. Frenzy
UK / Alfred Hitchcock / 1/2

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Night Stalker, The / USA [TV] / John Llewellyn Moxey / 1/2
7. Exorcism, The ("Dead of Night" series) / UK [TV] / Don Taylor / 1/2
8. Other, The / USA / Robert Mulligan / 1/2
9. You'll Like My Mother / USA / Lamont Johnson / 1/2
10. Don't Torture a Duckling (Non si sevizia un paperino) / Italy / Lucio Fulci / 1/2

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Also seen:

- All the Colors of the Dark (Tutti i colori del buio) / Italy, Spain / Sergio Martino / 
- Arcana / Italy / Giulio Questi / 
Arousers, The (A Kiss from Eddie; Sweet Kill) / USA / Curtis Hanson /
- Asylum (House of Crazies; House on the Strand) / UK / Roy Ward Baker / 
- Asylum of Satan / USA / William Girdler / 1/2
- Blacula / USA / William Crain / 
- Blood Freak (Blood Freaks) / USA / Brad F. Grinter / SBIG
Body Shop, The (Doctor Gore) / USA / Pat Patterson /
- Bride from Hell, The (Gui xin niang) / Hong Kong / Hsu Chiang Chou / 1/2
- Bride's Initiation, The (Dracula and the Dirty Old Witch) / USA [TV] / Duncan Stewart / 
- Case of the Bloody Iris, The (Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer?) / Italy / Giuliano Carnimeo / 1/2
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things / USA / Bob Clark / 1/2
- Crimes of the Black Cat (Sette scialli di seta gialla) / Italy / Sergio Pastore / 1/2
- Daddy's Deadly Darling (Pigs) / USA / Marc Lawrence / 
- Daughter of Dracula (La fille de Dracula) / France, Portugal / Jesus Franco / 
- Demons of the Mind (Blood Evil; Nightmare of Terror) / UK / Peter Sykes / 
- Devil's Lover, The (L'amante del demonio; Lucifera, Demon Lover) / Italy / Paolo Lombardo / 
Diabolical Shudder (Escalofrío diabólico) / Spain / George Martin / 
- Die Sister, Die! (The Companion) / USA / Randall Hood / 1/2
- Don't Torture a Duckling (Non si sevizia un paperino) / Italy / Lucio Fulci / 
- Doomwatch (Island of the Ghouls) / UK / Peter Sasdy / 1/2
- Dracula A.D. 1972 (Dracula Today) / UK / Alan Gibson / 
- Endless Night (Agatha Christie's Endless Night) / UK / Sidney Gilliat / 
- Evil Come Evil Go / USA / Walt Davis / 1/2
- Exorcism, The ("Dead of Night" series) / UK [TV] / Don Taylor / 1/2
- Frogs / USA / George McCowan / 1/2
- Gargoyles / USA [TV] / B.W.L. Norton / 1/2
- Girls on the Road (Hot Summer Week) / USA / Thomas J. Schmidt / 
- Godzilla vs. Gigan (Chikyû kogeki meirei: Gojira tai Gaigan) / Japan / Jun Fukuda / 
- Gore Gore Girls, The (Blood Orgy) / USA / Herschell Gordon Lewis / 
- Grave of the Vampire (Seed of Terror) / USA / John Hayes / 
- Home for the Holidays (Deadly Desires) / USA [TV] / John Llewellyn Moxey / 
Horror Express (Pánico en el Transiberiano) / SpainUK / Eugenio Martín / 
- House of the Living Dead (La casa de las muertas vivientes) / Italy, Spain / Alfonso Balcázar / 
- Justine de Sade / Canada, France, Italy / Claude Pierson / 1/2
- Knife of Ice (Il coltello di ghiaccio) / Italy, Spain / Umberto Lenzi / 1/2
- Last House on the Left, The / USA / Wes Craven / 
- Legend of Boggy Creek, The / USA / Charles B. Pierce / 
- Man and the Snake, The / UK [short] / Sture Rydman / 
- Man from Deep River (Il paese del sesso selvaggio) / Italy / Umberto Lenzi / 
- Man with Two Heads, The (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Blood) / USA / Andy Milligan / 
- Monk, The (Le moine) / France, Italy, West Germany / Adonis Kyrou / 1/2
- Moon of the Wolf / USA [TV] / Daniel Petrie / 
Morbo (Morbidness) / Spain / Gonzalo Suárez / 1/2
- Murder Mansion, The (La mansión de la niebla) / Italy, Spain / F. Lara Polop / 
- My Dear Killer (Mio caro assassino) / Italy, Spain / Tonino Valerii / 
- Night of the Devils (La notte dei diavoli) / Italy, Spain / Giorgio Ferroni / 
- Night of the Lepus / USA / William F. Claxton / 
Oval Portrait, The (El retrato ovalado) / Mexico, USA / Rogelio A. González / 1/2
- Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here!, The / USA / Andy Milligan / 1/2
- Red Headed Corpse, The (La rossa dalla pelle che scotta) / Italy, Turkey / Renzo Russo / 1/2
- Red Queen Kills 7 Times, The (La dama rossa uccide sette volte) / Italy, West Germany / Emilio P. Miraglia / 
- Season of the Witch (Hungry Wives; Jack's Wife) / USA / George A. Romero / 
- Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso) / Italy, West Germany / Umberto Lenzi / 
Silent Night, Bloody Night (Night of the Dark Full Moon) / USA / Theodore Gershuny / 
- Something Evil / USA [TV] / Steven Spielberg / 1/2
Straight On Till Morning (Dressed for Death; The Victim) / UK / Peter Collinson /
- Tales from the Crypt / UK / Freddie Francis / 1/2
Terror at Orgy Castle / USA / Zoltan G. Spencer / 1/2
- Terror on the Menu (The Folks at Red Wolf Inn) / USA / Bud Townsend / 1/2
- Thing With Two Heads, The / USA / Lee Frost / 
- Thirsty for Love, Sex and Murder (Aska susayanlar seks ve cinayet) / Turkey / Mehmet Aslan / 
- Three on a Meathook (3 on a Meathook) / USA / William Girdler / 
Tombs of the Blind Dead (La noche del terror ciego) / Portugal, Spain / Amando de Ossorio / 1/2
- Tower of Evil (Beyond the Fog; Horror on Snape Island) / UK, USA / Jim O'Connolly / 
- Tragic Ceremony (Estratto dagli archivi segreti della polizia di una capitale europea) / Italy, Spain / Riccardo Freda / 
- Vampire Circus / UK / Robert Young / 
- Voices of Desire / USA / Chuck Vincent / 
- What Have You Done to Solange? (Cosa avete fatto a Solange?; Terror in the Woods) / Italy, West Germany / Massimo Dallamano / 1/2
- Who Saw Her Die? (Chi l'ha vista morire?) / Italy, West Germany / Aldo Lado / 1/2
- Witches Mountain, The (El monte de las brujas) / Spain / Raúl Artigot / 1/2
- Woman Hunt, The (The Highest Bidder) / Philippines, USA / Eddie Romero / 1/2
- Wrong Way / USA / Ray Williams / 
- Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave) / Italy / Sergio Martino / 

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