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, January 28, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1979 Results

Started many moons ago by Prof-Hieronymos-Grost, the Orloks were a yearly poll on the IMDb horror boards where users submitted Top 5 lists of their favorite horror movies for each year. All of the results were then tabulated to come up with a definitive list of the year's most-liked genre offerings. Alas, when the good Professor decided to depart the boards years ago, the awards went with him... that is until now. IMDb-er seth_yeah - taking on responsibilities as both host and calculator - has decided to bring back this long-standing tradition in 2015, and now the awards will have a permanent place right here on this blog. Scoring is rather simple and done on a weighted system where first choice receives 5 points, second choice 4 points, etc., with a +1 bonus then awarded to the #1 selection on each list. IMDb release years are being used, but it is left up to voters to determine what they may or may not consider horror (which may be in conflict with IMDb's genre labeling system). If you'd like to participate, head on over to the IMDb HORROR BOARDS to vote! So without any further ado, the results...

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1979
Top 5
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1. Alien
UK, USA / 116 points / Ridley Scott
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2. Phantasm
USA / 62 points / Don Coscarelli
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3. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre)
France, West Germany / 43 points / Werner Herzog
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4. The Brood
Canada / 40 points / David Cronenberg
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5. Salem's Lot
USA [TV] / 37 points / Tobe Hooper

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Making the Top 10:

6. Zombi 2 (Zombie) / Italy / 32 points / Lucio Fulci
7. Buio Omega (Beyond the Darkness; Buried Alive) / Italy / 19 points / Joe D'Amato
8. Tourist Trap / USA / 17 points / David Schmoeller
9. (tie) Fascination / France / 11 points / Jean Rollin
9. (tie) Thirst / Australia / 11 points / Rod Hardy
10. Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari (Vengeance Is Mine) / Japan / 10 points / Shôhei Imamura

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Others receiving votes:

- Amityville Horror, The / USA / Stuart Rosenberg
- Apocalypse Now / USA / Francis Ford Coppola
- Arrebato (Rapture) / Spain / Iván Zulueta
- Dip bin (The Butterfly Murders) / Hong Kong / Hark Tsui
- Don't Go in the House / USA / Joseph Ellison
- Dracula / UK, USA / John Badham
- Driller Killer, The / USA / Abel Ferrara
- El caminante (The Traveler) / Spain / Paul Naschy
- 'Hukkunud Alpinisti' hotell (The Dead Mountaineer Hotel) / Soviet Union / Grigori Kromanov
- La tía Alejandra (Aunt Alejandra) / Mexico / Arturo Ripstein
- Murder by Natural Causes / USA [TV] / Robert Day
- Prophecy / USA / John Frankenheimer
- Schalcken the Painter / UK [TV] / Leslie Megahey
- Screams of a Winter Night / USA / James L. Wilson
- Silent Scream, The / USA / Denny Harris
- When a Stranger Calls / USA / Fred Walton
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