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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1956 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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1956
Top 5
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1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
USA / 80 points / Don Siegel
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2. The Bad Seed
USA / 44 points / Mervyn LeRoy
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3. Forbidden Planet
USA / 21 points / Fred M. Wilcox
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4. The Black Sleep
USA / 18 points / Reginald Le Borg
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5. X: The Unknown
UK / 17 points / Joseph Losey and Leslie Norman

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Making the Top 10:

6. Werewolf, The / USA / 12 points / Fred F Sears
7. (tie) It Conquered the World / USA / 11 points / Roger Corman
7. (tie) Rodan (Sora no daikaijû Radon) / Japan / 11 points / Ishirô Honda
8. (tie) Creature Walks Among Us, The / USA / 6 points / John Sherwood
8. (tie) Earth vs. the Flying Saucers / USA / 6 points / Fred F. Sears
9. She-Creature, The / USA / 4 points / Edward L. Cahn
10. (tie) Kiss Before Dying, A / USA / 3 points / Gerd Oswald
10. (tie) Swamp Women / USA / 3 points / Roger Corman

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Others receiving votes:

- Beast of Hollow Mountain, The / Mexico, USA / Edward Nassour and Ismael Rodríguez
- Blonde Witch, The (La sorcière) / France, Italy, Sweden / André Michel
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters / Japan, USA / Ishirô Honda and Terry O. Morse
- Indestructible Man / USA / Jack Pollexfen
- Man Beast / USA / Jerry Warren
- Mole People, The / USA / Virgil W. Vogel
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