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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1955 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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1955
Top 5
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1. Les diaboliques (Diabolique)
France / 47 points / Henri-Georges Clouzot
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2. The Night of the Hunter
USA / 43 points / Charles Laughton
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3. Dementia (Daughter of Horror)
USA / 27 points / John Parker
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4. (tie) The Quatermass Xperiment (The Creeping Unknown)
UK23 points / Val Guest
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4. (tie) Tarantula
USA / 23 points / Jack Arnold
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5. Three Cases of Murder
UK15 points / David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Bride of the Monster / USA / 8 points / Edward D. Wood Jr.
6. (tie) This Island Earth / USA / 8 points / Joseph M. Newman
7. It Came from Beneath the Sea / USA / 6 points / Robert Gordon
8. Cult of the Cobra / USA / 4 points / Francis D. Lyon
9. (tie) Day the World Ended / USA / 3 points / Roger Corman
9. (tie) L'affaire des poisons (The Case of Poisons) / France, Italy / 3 points / Henri Decoin
9. (tie) Revenge of the Creature / USA / 3 points / Jack Arnold
10. (tie) Beast with a Million Eyes, The / USA / 1 point / Roger Corman, David Kramarsky
10. (tie) Gojira no gyakushû (Godzilla Raids Again) / Japan / 1 point / Motoyoshi Oda
10. (tie) Kaidan botan-dôrô (The Haunted Lantern) / Japan / 1 point / Akira Nobuchi

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Others receiving votes:

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