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, June 11, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1962 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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1962
Top 5
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1. Carnival of Souls
USA / 74 points / Herk Harvey
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2. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
USA / 36 points / Robert Aldrich
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3. Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn)
UK / 23 points / Sidney Hayers
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4. Premature Burial
USA / 14 points / Roger Corman
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5. (tie) Captain Clegg (Night Creatures)
UK11 points / Peter Graham Scott
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5. (tie) El espejo de la bruja (The Witch's Mirror)
Mexico11 points / Chano Urueta
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5. (tie) Otoshiana (Pitfall)
Japan11 points / Hiroshi Teshigahara

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Making the Top 10:

6. Cape Fear / USA / 10 points / J. Lee Thompson
7. Vaxdockan (The Doll) / Sweden / 9 points / Arne Mattsson
8. Brain That Wouldn't Die, The / USA / 7 points / Joseph Green
9. (tie) Couch, The / USA / 6 points / Owen Crump
9. (tie) L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (The Horrible Dr. Hichcock) / Italy / 6 points / Riccardo Freda
9. (tie) Maciste all'inferno (The Witch's Curse) / Italy / 6 points / Riccardo Freda
10. Gritos en la noche (The Awful Dr. Orloff) / France, Spain / 5 points / Jesus Franco

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Others receiving votes:

- Brain, The / UK, West Germany / Freddie Francis
- Dungeon of Harrow, The (Dungeons of Horror) / USA / Pay Boyette
- El barón del terror (The Brainiac) / Mexico / Chano Urueta
- Hands of a Stranger / USA / Newt Arnold
- Ipnosi (Dummy of Death; Hypnosis) / Italy, Spain, West Germany / Eugenio Martín
La chambre ardente (The Burning Court) / France, Italy, West Germany / Julien Duvivier
La rivière du hibou (An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge) / France [short] / Robert Enrico
- Phantom of the Opera, The / UK / Terence Fisher
- Ring of Terror / USA / Chuck L. Pawlow
- Tales of Terror / USA / Roger Corman
- Tower of London / USA / Roger Corman

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