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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1937 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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1937
Top 5
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1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
USA [animated feature] / 12 points / David Hand (supervising director)
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2. Ye ban ge sheng (Song at Midnight)
China / 11 points / Weibang Ma-Xu
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3. Der Dibuk (The Dybbuk)
Poland / 9 points / Michael Waszynski
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4. (tie) The Case of the Stuttering Pig
USA [animated short] / 6 points / Frank Tashlin
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4. (tie) Sh! The Octopus
USA / 6 points / William C. McGann
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5. It's Never Too Late to Mend (Never Too Late)
UK / 5 points / David MacDonald

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Night Must Fall / USA / 4 points / Richard Thorpe
6. (tie) Lonesome Ghosts / USA [animated short] / 4 points / Burt Gillett
7. La dame de pique (Queen of Spades) / France / 3 points / Fyodor Otsep
8. (tie) Monsieur Fantômas / Belgium [short] / 6 points / Ernst Moerman
8. (tie) Skeleton Frolics / USA [animated short] / 6 points / Ub Iwerks
9. Der Hund von Baskerville (The Hound of the Baskervilles) / Germany / 1 point / Carl Lamac
10.

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Others receiving votes:

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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2 comments:

spookyx3 said...

SH! THE OCTOPUS. i dunno... RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL?

main list:

EASY LIVING
SHALL WE DANCE
100 MEN AND A GIRL
THE AWFUL TRUTH
BLACK LEGION
ANGEL
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
LOST HORIZON
STAGE DOOR
THE WESTLAND CASE

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

There were BARELY any horrors this year. As you can tell, a lot of stretching had to be done to even come up with a Top 5.

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