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, February 18, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1951 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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1951
Top 5
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1. The Thing from Another World
USA / 55 points / Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks
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2. The Man from Planet X
USA / 20 points / Edgar G. Ulmer
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3. The Day the Earth Stood Still
USA / 19 points / Robert Wise
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4. (tie) Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man
USA / 11 points / Charles Lamont
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4. (tie) Five
USA / 11 points / Arch Oboler
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5. Strangers on a Train
USA / 9 points / Alfred Hitchcock

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Bride of the Gorilla, The / USA / 7 points / Curt Siodmak
6. (tie) Strange Door, The / USA / 7 points / Joseph Pevney
7. La corona negra (The Black Crown) / France, Spain / 6 points / Luis Saslavsky
8. (tie) Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) / UK / 4 points / Brian Desmond Hurst
8. (tie) El extraño caso del hombre y la bestia (The Strange Case of the Man and the Beast) / Argentina / 4 points / Mario Soffici
9. (tie) Pandora and the Flying Dutchman / UK / 3 points / Albert Lewin
9. (tie) When Worlds Collide / USA / 3 points / Rudolph Maté
10. (tie) Son of Dr. Jekyll, The / USA / 2 points / Seymour Friedman
10. (tie) Tales of Hoffmann, The / UK / 2 points / Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

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Others receiving votes:

- M / USA / Joseph Losey
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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a minor copy-paste (from 1950) error at 6-10 ranking here, so you might want to correct it. Great job otherwise :)

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

It turned out to be a major error since I ended up leaving 10 movies off. :o Thanks for catching that!

Anonymous said...

No problem, thank you for your magnificent site :)

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