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 24, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1978 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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1978
Top 5
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1. Dawn of the Dead
Italy, USA / 105 points / George A. Romero
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2. Halloween
USA / 101 points / John Carpenter
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3. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
USA / 33 points / Philip Kaufman
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4. Magic
USA / 19 points / Richard Attenborough
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5. I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman)
USA / 15 points / Meir Zarchi

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Les raisins de la mort (The Grapes of Death) / France / 14 points / Jean Rollin
6. (tie) Long Weekend / Australia / 14 points / Colin Eggleston
6. (tie) Piranha / USA / 14 points / Joe Dante
7. Blue Sunshine / USA / 11 points / Jeff Lieberman
8. Damien: Omen II / USA / 10 points / Don Taylor
9. (tie) Panna a netvor (The Virgin and the Monster) / Czechoslovakia / 9 points / Juraj Herz
9. (tie) Toolbox Murders, The / USA / 9 points / Dennis Donnelly
10. Shout, The / UK / 7 points / Jerzy Skolimowski

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Others receiving votes:

- Ai no borei (Empire of Passion / France, Japan / Nagisa Ôshima
- Alien Factor, The / USA / Don Dohler
- As Filhas do Fogo (Daughters of Fire) / Brazil / Walter Hugo Khouri
- Bilbao / Spain / Bigas Luna
- El huerto del Francés (The Frenchman's Garden) / Spain / Paul Naschy
- Fury, The / USA / Brian De Palma
- House of the Dead, The (Alien Zone) / USA / Sharron Miller
- It Lives Again / USA / Larry Cohen
- Jaws 2 / USA / Jeannot Szwarc
- Jennifer / USA / Brice Mack
- La montagna del dio cannibale (Mountain of the Cannibal God) / Italy / Sergio Martino
- La visita del vicio (The Coming of Sin) / Spain / José Ramón Larraz
- Mafu Cage, The / USA / Karen Arthur
- Manitou, The / USA / William Girdler
- Medusa Touch, The / France, UK / Jack Gold
- Osou! (Attack!) / Japan / Yasuharu Hasebe
- Patrick / Australia / Richard Franklin
- Redeemer: Son of Satan!, The (Class Reunion Massacre) / USA / Constantine S. Gochis
- Salinnabileul ggotneun yeoja (Woman After a Killer Butterfly) / South Korea / Ki-young Kim
- Someone's Watching Me! / USA [TV] / John Carpenter
- Terror / UK / Norman J. Warren
- Warlords of Atlantis (Warlords of the Deep) / UK / Kevin Connor
- Within the Woods / USA [short] / Sam Raimi
- World Beyond, The / USA [TV] / Noel Black
- Yaru! (Raping!) / Japan / Yasuharu Hasebe
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2 comments:

crow said...

That 1978 Orlock is always CLOSE. I think even one year they were tied at the top.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Yeah Dawn and Halloween often flip flop in the #1 and #2 spot depending on the year. I give the slight edge to Dawn myself but either one is a fine winner. This will probably end up being the closest year overall.

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