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, March 19, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1942 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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1942
Top 5
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1. Cat People
USA / 88 points / Jacques Tourneur
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2. The Ghost of Frankenstein
USA / 33 points / Erle C. Kenton
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3. Night Monster
USA / 26 points / Ford Beebe
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4. I Married a Witch
USA / 24 points / René Clair
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5. The Undying Monster
USA / 17 points / John Brahm

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Making the Top 10:

6. Boogie Man Will Get You, The / USA / 13 points / Lew Landers
7. Mummy's Tomb, The / USA / 10 points / Harold Young
8. Corpse Vanishes, The / USA / 8 points / Wallace Fox
9. (tie) Dr. Renault's Secret / USA / 6 points / Harry Lachman
9. (tie) L'assassin habite... au 21 (The Murderer Lives at Number 31) / France / 6 points / Henri-Georges Clouzot
9. (tie) Living Ghost, The / USA / 6 points / William Beaudine
10. Bowery at Midnight / USA / 5 points / Wallace Fox

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Others receiving votes:

- Castle in the Desert / USA / Harry Lachman
- Invisible Agent / USA / Edwin L. Marin
- Les visiteurs du soir (The Devil's Envoys) / France / Marcel Carné
- Mad Monster, The / USA / Sam Newfield
- Man with Two Lives / USA / Phil Rosen
- Night Has Eyes, The (Terror House) / UK / Leslie Arliss
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