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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1989 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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1989
Top 5
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1. Santa Sangre
Italy, Mexico / 47 points / Alejandro Jodorowsky
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2. Pet Sematary
USA / 30 points / Mary Lambert
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3. Tetsuo (Tetsuo, the Iron Man)
Japan / 25 points / Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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4. Society
USA / 21 points / Brian Yuzna
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5. Intruder
USA19 points / Scott Spiegel

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Making the Top 10:

6. Baxter / France / 15 points / Jérôme Boivin
7. Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Love, The / France, UK / 14 points / Peter Greenaway
8. Dance of the Damned / USA / 12 points / Katt Shea
9. (tie) Celia / Australia / 10 points / Ann Turner
9. (tie) Parents / Canada, USA / 10 points / Bob Balaban
10. La chiesa (The Church) / Italy / 9 points / Michele Soavi

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Others receiving votes:

- Black Past / West Germany / Olaf Ittenbach
- Black Rainbow / UK / Mike Hodges
- Bride of Re-Animator (Re-Animator 2) / USA / Brian Yuzna
- 'burbs, The / USA / Joe Dante
- Clownhouse / USA / Victor Salva
- Curse II: The Bite (The Bite) / Italy, Japan, USA / Federico Prosperi
- Dead Calm / Australia / Phillip Noyce
- Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men / UK / David Hinton
- Dead Next Door, The / USA / J.R. Bookwalter
- Dead Pit, The / USA / Brett Leonard
- Deepstar Six / USA / Sean S. Cunningham
- Der siebente Kontinent (The Seventh Continent) / Austria / Michael Haneke
- Dr. Caligari / USA / Stephen Sayadian
- Fly II, The / USA / Chris Walas
- Gui yao gui (Encounters of the Spooky Kind 2) / Hong Kong / Ricky Lau
- Horror Show, The (House III) / USA / James Isaac
- I, Madman / USA / Tibor Takács
- Kitchen Sink / New Zealand [short] / Alison Maclean
- La casa nel tempo (The House of Clocks) / Italy [TV] / Lucio Fulci
- Leviathan / Italy, USA / George P. Cosmatos
- Moontrap / USA / Robert Dyke
- Night Life / USA / David Acomba
- Nightmare Beach (Welcome to Spring Break) / Italy, USA / Umberto Lenzi
- Phantom of the Opera, The / USA / Dwight H. Little
- Posetitel muzeya (Visitor of a Museum) / Soviet Union, Switzerland, West Germany / Konstantin Lopushanskiy
- Redneck Zombies / USA / Pericles Lewnes
- Shocker / USA / Wes Craven
- Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland / USA / Michael A. Simpson
- Sûîto Homu (Sweet Home) / Japan / Kiyoshi Kurosawa
- Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat / USA / Anthony Hickox
- Things / Canada / Andrew Jordan
- 3615 code Père Noël (Dial Code Santa Claus; Game Over) / France / René Manzor
- U.F.O. Abduction (The McPherson Tape) / USA / Dean Alioto
- Warlock / USA / Steve Miner
- Woman in Black, The / UK [TV] / Herbert Wise

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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4 comments:

spookyx3 said...

DR. CALIGARI
SLEEPAWAY CAMP 3: TEENAGE WASTELAND
VAMPIRE VS. VAMPIRE
DANCE OF THE DAMNED
THE FORGOTTEN ONE
I, MADMAN
OUT OF THE DARK
TRAPPED
WICKED STEPMOTHER
TOXIC AVENGER PART II

UNMASKED, PART 25 shouldn't have diverted as much from the "romance"; i'd have put that on here, about mid-point. also, i keep remembering GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE as better than it is. need to see SOCIETY again. need to see SANTA SANGRE for the first time -- i fell asleep during PROM NIGHT II, once, and it was playing when i woke up... felt very disoriented and confused for several minutes!

otherwise-wise:

BLACK RAIN (imamura)
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
STREET OF NO RETURN
DR. CALIGARI
PEDICAB DRIVER
DO THE RIGHT THING
STEVEN BANKS: HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
SIDEWALK STORIES
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
CHAMELEON STREET

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Damn good Top 10 for the year though I haven't seen Dr. Caligari or Wicked Stepmother yet. I think the horrible reviews the latter got put me off of it. Not sure why I have yet to see Dr. Caligari as I love Nightdreams and Cafe Flesh. Black Rain is another I've been meaning to check out. I saw the remake (starring Michael Douglas I think) when I was a kid and didn't like it at all.

spookyx3 said...

at least you know what you're getting in to with DR. CALIGARI. many bewildered, unenthusiastic reviews out there. they were expecting something like FORBIDDEN ZONE, maybe?

WICKED STEPMOTHER can wait. if you don't worship larry cohen it's a complete disaster. fantastic cast, either way.

need to re-rate SLEEPAWAY CAMP III; looks silly at #2 for the year. but i like how i remember it...

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Haven't seen Forbidden Zone either. I think I have an aversion to intentional, aggressive cult / camp movies. lol

I do happen to like Larry Cohen a lot so I will definitely check that out eventually.

SC3 is enjoyable. Don't see why not! I have Hard to Die in my Top 10 for 1990.

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