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 1976


Overview coming soon.
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1976
Top 10
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1. Carrie
USA / Brian De Palma / 
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2. The Omen
UK, USA / Richard Donner /
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3. Le locataire (The Tenant)
France / Roman Polanski / 
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4. Alice, Sweet Alice (Communion)
USA / Alfred Sole / 
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(Who Can Kill a Child?)
Spain / Narciso Ibáñez Serrador / 

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The / Canada, France / Nicolas Gessner / 
7. Helter Skelter (Massacre in Hollywood) / USA [TV] / Tom Gries /
8. Hollywood Boulevard / USA / Alan Arkush and Joe Dante /
9. Squirm / USA / Jeff Lieberman / 
10. Death Weekend (The House by the Lake) / Canada / William Fruet /

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Also seen:

- Barbed Wire Dolls (Frauengefängnis) / Switzerland / Jesus Franco /
- Black Magic, Part II (Gou hun jiang tou) / Hong Kong, Singapore / Meng Hua Ho /
- Blood Bath (Horror Cocktail) / USA / Joel M. Reed /
- Bloodsucking Freaks (The Incredible Torture Show) / USA / Joel M. Reed / 
Bride's Initiation, The (Dracula and the Dirty Old Witch) / USA [X] / Duncan Stewart /
- Burnt Offerings / Italy, USA / Dan Curtis / 
- Come with Me, My Love (The Haunted Pussy) / USA [X] / Doris Wishman /
- Death Kiss (Eglima sto Kavouri; The Rape Killer) / Greece / Kostas Karagiannis /
- Devil's Express (Gang Wars) / USA / Barry Rosen /
Devil's Kiss (La perversa caricia de Satán) / Andorra, France, Spain / Georges Gigó / 
- Doriana Grey (Die Marquise von Sade) / Switzerland [X] / Jesus Franco /
- Food of the Gods, The (H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods) / USA / Bert I. Gordon /
God Told Me To (Demon) / USA / Larry Cohen / 
- Grizzly (Claws; Killer Grizzly) / USA / William Girdler /
- House of Shadows (La casa de las sombras) / Argentina, USA / Ricardo Wullicher / 
- House with the Laughing Windows, The (La casa dalle finestre che ridono) / Italy / Pupi Avati / 
- Jack the Ripper / Switzerland, West Germany / Jesus Franco /
- Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks / Canada, USA / Don Edmonds /
- Island of Death (Ta paidia tou Diavolou) / Greece / Nico Mastorakis /
- Joy of Torture 2: Oxen-Split Torturing, The (Shogun's Sadism; Tokugawa onna keibatsu-emaki: Ushi-zaki no kei) / Japan / Yûji Makiguchi / 
- Land of the Minotaur (The Devil's Men) / Greece, UK, USA / Kostas Karagiannis / 
- Legend of Bigfoot, The / USA [documentary] / Harry Winer /
- Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby / USA [TV] / Sam O'Steen / 
- Mansion of the Doomed / USA / Michael Pataki /
- Naked Massacre (Die Hinrichtung) / Canada, France, Italy, West Germany / Denis Héroux / 
- People Who Own the Dark, The (Último deseo) / Spain, USA / León Klimovsky /
- Rape (Desnuda inquietud) / Spain / Miguel Iglesias / 
- Rattlers / USA / John McCauley / 
- Satan's Slave / UK / Norman J. Warren /
- Sex Wish / USA [X] / Victor Milt /
Signalman, The / UK [TV] / Lawrence Gordon Clark / 
- Slaughter (Dogs) / USA / Burt Brinckerhoff /
- S.S. Experiment Camp (Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur) / Italy / Sergio Garrone / 
- Through the Looking Glass / USA [X] / Jonas Middleton / 
- Town That Dreaded Sundown, The / USA / Chuck B. Pierce / 
- Track of the Moon Beast / USA / Dick Ashe / 
- Werewolf Woman (La lupa mannara) / Italy / Rino Di Silvestro /
- Witch Who Came from the Sea, The / USA / Matt Cimber /

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