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 - 2007 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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2007
Top 5
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1. À l'intérieur (Inside)
France / 62 points / Alexander Bustillo and Julien Maury
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2. [REC]
Spain / 39 points / Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.
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3. End of the Line
Canada / 24 points / Maurice Devereaux
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4. Trick 'r Treat
USA / 22 points / Michael Dougherty
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5. Black Water
Australia / 18 points / David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki.

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Making the Top 10:

6. El orfanato (The Orphanage) / Spain / 17 points / J.A. Bayona
7. (tie) Diary of the Dead / USA / 15 points / George A. Romero
7. (tie) Mist, The / USA / 15 points / Frank Darabont
8. (tie) Ekusute (Exte: Hair Extensions) / Japan / 14 points / Shino Sono
8. (tie) Grindhouse / USA / 14 points / Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino (trailers by Eli Roth, Edgar Wright and Rob Zombie)
9. (tie) Signal, The / USA / 10 points / David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry
9. (tie) Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street / UK, USA / 10 points / Tim Burton
9. (tie) Vacancy / USA / 10 points / Nimród Antal
10. (tie) Paranormal Activity / USA / 9 points / Oren Peli
10. (tie) 30 Days of Night / USA / 9 points / David Slade

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Others receiving votes:

- Black Cat, The ("Masters of Horror" series) / Canada, USA / Stuart Gordon
- Botched / Germany, Ireland, UK, USA /  Kit Ryan
- Brad Dead / USA / Kevin S. Tenney
- Dead Silence / USA / James Wan
- Disappearance of Jenna Matheson, The / USA / AJ Wedding
- Down the Road / Denmark / Run Christensen
- 1408 / USA / Mikael Håfström
- Frontière(s) (Frontier[s]) / France, Switzerland / Xavier Gens
- Funny Games / Austria, France, Germany, Italy, UK, USA / Michael Haneke
- Girl Next Door, The / USA / Gregory Wilson
- Goregasm / USA / Jason Matherne
- Halloween / USA / Rob Zombie
- Hansel and Gretel (Henjel gwa Geuretel) / South Korea / Pil-Sung Yim
- Headless Horseman / Romania, USA / Anthony C. Ferrante
- Hostel: Part II / USA / Eli Roth
- Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer / Canada / Jon Knautz
- Joshua / USA / George Ratliff
- Kafuka: Inaka isha (Franz Kafka's a Country Doctor) / Japan / Koji Yamamura
- Milk Teeth / UK / Tibor Banoczki
- My Name Is Bruce / USA / Bruce Campbell
- Outpost / UK / Steve Barker
- Pearce Sisters, The / UK / Luis Cook
- Peur(s) du noir (Fear[s] of the Dark) / France / Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, three more
- Planet Terror / USA / Robert Rodriguez
- Poughkeepsie Tapes, The / USA / John Erick Dowdle
- Razortooth / USA / Patricia Harrington
- Right to Die ("Masters of Horror" series) / Canada, USA / Rob Schmidt
- Rogue / Australia / Greg Mclean
- Shuteye Hotel / USA / Bill Plympton
- Snuff 102 / Argentina / Mariano Peralta
- Spegelbarn (Looking Glass) / Denmark, Finland, Sweden / Erik Rosenlund
- Stuck / USA / Stuart Gordon
- Teeth / USA / Mitchell Lichtenstein
- 28 Weeks Later / UK, Spain / Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
- Xin zhong you gui (The Matrimony) / China / Hua-Tao Teng
- Zibahkhana (Hell's Ground) / Pakistan, UK / Omar Khan
- Zombie Love / Netherlands, USA / Yfke Van Berckelaer
- Zombie Town / USA / Damon Lemay
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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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