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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1940 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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1940
Top 5
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1. Rebecca
USA / 24 points / Alfred Hitchcock
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2. The Ghost Breakers
USA / 17 points / George Marshall
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3. Dr. Cyclops
USA / 16 points / Ernest B. Schoedsack
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4. (tie) Black Friday
USA15 points / Arthur Lubin
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4. (tie) The Devil Bat
USA15 points / Jean Yarbrough
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5. (tie) Before I Hang
USA / 12 points / Nick Grinde
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5. (tie) The Mummy's Hand
USA / 12 points / Christy Cabanne

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Gaslight / UK / 9 points / Thorold Dickinson
6. (tie) Stranger on the Third Floor / USA / 9 points / Boris Ingster
7. (tie) Ape, The / USA / 7 points / William Nigh
7. (tie) Invisible Man Returns, The / USA / 7 points / Joe May
8. Crimes at the Dark House / UK / 6 points / George King
9. Fatal Hour, The / USA / 4 points / William Nigh
10. (tie) Invisible Woman, The / USA / 3 points / A. Edward Sutherland
10. (tie) Son of Ingagi / USA / 3 points / Richard C. Khan

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Others receiving votes:

- Beyond Tomorrow / USA / A. Edward Sutherland
- Fantasia / USA [animated feature] / James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe Jr., Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Ben Sharpsteen
- Mad Doctor, The / USA / Tim Whelan
- You'll Find Out / USA / David Butler

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1 comment:

spookyx3 said...

CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM (though i'm overrating it.)
DEVIL BAT
STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR
GHOST BREAKERS
SON OF INGAGI

1940

MY LITTLE CHICKADEE
THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
THE MORTAL STORM
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
BROTHER ORCHID
REMEMBER THE NIGHT
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
TRAVELLING ACTORS
MIDNIGHT LIMITED (!)
HALF A SINNER
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(also-rans)
UP IN THE AIR
HE MARRIED HIS WIFE
THE GHOST BREAKERS
ANGELS OVER BROADWAY

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