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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1936 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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1936
Top 5
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1. Dracula's Daughter
USA / 28 points / Lambert Hillyer
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2. The Man Who Lived Again
(The Man Who Changed His Mind)
UK / 25 points / Robert Stevenson
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3. The Devil-Doll
USA / 20 points / Tod Browning
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4. Fährmann Maria (Ferryman Maria)
Germany / 17 points / Frank Wisbar
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5. The Walking Dead
USA15 points / Michael Curtiz

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Making the Top 10:

6. Charlie Chan's Secret / USA / 12 points / Gordon Wiles
7. Invisible Ray, The / USA / 11 points / Lambert Hillyer
8. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street / UK / 5 points / George King
9. Ouanga (Love Wanga) / USA / 4 points / George Terwilliger
10. Revolt of the Zombies / USA / 3 points / Victor Halperin

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Others receiving votes:

- Le golem (The Golem) / Czechoslovakia / Julien Duvivier
- Song of Freedom / UK / J. Elder Wills

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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1 comment:

spookyx3 said...

DRACULA'S DAUGHTER, THE INVISIBLE RAY & CC'S SECRET (though my favorite chan this year is RACE TRACK).

main list:

SWING TIME
THESE THREE
DODSWORTH
MODERN TIMES
DRACULA'S DAUGHTER
CEILING ZERO
SHOW BOAT
MY MAN GODFREY
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE RACE TRACK
FURY

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