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 1983


Overview coming soon.

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1983
Top 5
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1. Angst
Austria / Gerald Kargl / ★★★★
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2. De vierde man (The Fourth Man)
Netherlands / Paul Verhoeven / ★★1/2
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USA / Richard Franklin / ★★1/2
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4. Mo (The Boxer's Omen)
Hong Kong / Chih-Hung Kuei / ★★1/2
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5. Videodrome
Canada / David Cronenberg / ★★

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Demon of the Island (Le démon dans l'île) / France / Francis Leroi / ★★
7. Trail, The (Jui gwai chat hung) / Hong Kong / Ronny Yu / ★★
8. Dead Zone, The / USA / David Cronenberg / ★★
9. Strange Invaders / USA / Michael Laughlin / ★★
10. Seeding of a Ghost (Zhong gui) / Hong Kong / Chuan Yang / ★★

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Also seen:

- Accident, The (Blood of the Black Dog; Che wan) / Hong Kong / Pao-Lun Lu / ★★1/2
- Adam and Eve Versus the Cannibals (Adamo ed Eva, la prima storia d'amore) / Italy, Spain / Enzo Doria and Luigi Russo / ★★1/2
- Amityville 3 / USA / Richard Fleischer / ★★
Black Room, The / USA / Elly Kenner and Norman Thaddeus Vane / ★★1/2
- Black Magic with Buddha (Nao mo) / Hong Kong / Lieh Lo / ★★
- Blade in the Dark, A (La casa con la scala nel buio) / Italy / Lamberto Bava / ★★
- Bleeder, The (Blödaren) / Sweden / Hans G. Hatwig / SBIG
- Cannibal Mercenary (The Mercenary) / Thailand / Hong Lu Wong / ★★
- China Lake / USA [short] / Robert Harmon / ★★1/2
- Christine / USA / John Carpenter / ★★
- Conquest (The Barbarian; Mace the Outcast) / Italy, Mexico, Spain / Lucio Fulci / 1/2
- Cujo / USA / Lewis Teague / ★★
- Curtains / Canada / Richard Ciupka / ★★
- Deadly Spawn, The (Return of the Aliens) / USA / Douglas McKeown / ★★1/2
- Devil Fetus (Mo tai) / Hong Kong / Hung-Chuen Lau / SBIG
- Disciples of the Crow / USA [short] / John Woodward / ★★1/2
- Final Terror, The (Campsite Massacre) / USA / Andrew Davis / 1/2
- Frightmare (The Horror Star) / USA / Norman Thaddeus Vane / ★★
- House, The (Húsið; Húsið: Trúnaðarmál) / Iceland / Egill Eðvarðsson / ★★1/2
- House on Sorority Row, The / USA / Mark Rosman / 1/2
- Jaws 3 (Jaws 3-D) / USA / Joe Alves / 1/2
- Killing of Satan, The (Lumaban ka, Satanas) / Philippines / Efren C. Piñon / ★★
- Lift, The (De lift) / Netherlands / Dick Maas / ★★1/2
- Macumba Sexual / Spain / Jesus Franco / ★★
- Mad Mutilator (Ogroff) / France / Norbert Georges Mount / NO STARS!
Man with Two Brains, The / USA / Carl Reiner / ★★
- Microwave Massacre / USA / Wayne Berwick / 1/2
- Mortuary / USA / Howard Avedis / ★★1/2
- Night to Dismember, A / USA / Doris Wishman / SBIG
- Olivia (Faces of Fear; A Taste of Sin) / USA, West Germany / Ulli Lommel / ★★
- On the 3rd Day (On the Third Day) / UK / Stanley O'Toole / ★★
- Panic Beats (Frantic Heartbeats; Latidos de pánico) / Spain / Paul Naschy / ★★1/2
- Play Dead (Breed; Killer Dog; Satan's Dog) / USA / Peter Wittman / ★★
- Possessed (Meng gui chu long) / Hong Kong / David Lai / ★★
- Returning, The (Witch Doctor) / USA / Joel Bender / 1/2
- Rose for Emily, A / USA [short] / Lyndon Chubbuck / ★★1/2
- Scalps / USA / Fred Olen Ray / 1/2
- Sledge Hammer / USA / David A. Prior / 1/2
- Sleepaway Camp / USA / Robert Hiltzik / ★★1/2
- Spasms (Death Bite) / Canada / William Fruet / 1/2
- Suffer, Little Children / UK / Alan Briggs / SBIG
- Sweet 16 (Sweet Sixteen) / USA / Jim Sotos / ★★1/2
- Terror on Tape / USA [trailer compilation] / Robert A. Worms III / ★★
- 10 to Midnight / USA / J. Lee Thompson / ★★
- Twilight Zone: The Movie / USA / Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller and Stephen Spielberg / ★★1/2
- War Victims (Kamp tawanan wanita) / Indonesia / Jopi Burnama / ★★
- Woman in the Room, The / USA [short] / Frank Darabont / ★★

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