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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1970 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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1970
Top 5
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1. Il rosso segno della follia (Hatchet for the Honeymoon)
Italy, Spain / 34 points / Mario Bava
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2. (tie) And Soon the Darkness
UK / 22 points / Robin Hardy
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2. (tie) L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo
(The Bird with the Crystal Plumage)
Italy, West Germany / 22 points / Nicolas Roeg
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3. I Drink Your Blood
USA20 points / David E. Durston
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4. The Vampire Lovers
UK, USA15 points / Roy Ward Baker
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5. Valerie a týden divu (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders)
Czechoslovakia13 points / Jaromil Jires

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Making the Top 10:

6. Hexen bis aufs Blut gequält (Mark of the Devil) / West Germany / 11 points / Michael Armstrong
7. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (Girly) / UK / 9 points / Freddie Francis
8. (tie) Le boucher (The Butcher) / France, Italy / 8 points / Claude Chabrol
8. (tie) Scars of Dracula / UK / 8 points / Roy Ward Baker
9. Equinox / USA / 7 points / Mark Thomas McGee, Dennis Muren, Jack Woods
10. (tie) La vampire nue (The Nude Vampire) / France / 6 points / Jean Rollin
10. (tie) Le foto proibite di una signora per bene (Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion) / Italy, Spain / 6 points / Luciano Ercoli
10. (tie) Ucho (The Ear) / Czechoslovakia / 6 points / Karel Kachyna

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Others receiving votes:

- Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (Even Dwarfs Started Small) / West Germany / Werner Herzog
- Carnival of Blood / USA / Leonard Kirtman
- Concerto per pistola solista (The Weekend Murders) / Italy / Michele Lupo
- Count Yorga, Vampire / USA / Bob Kelljan
- Crowhaven Farm / USA [TV] / Walter Grauman
- Dunwich Horror, The / USA / Daniel Haller
- El bosque del lobo (The Ancines Woods) / Spain / Pedro Olea
- Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion / Spain, West Germany / Jesus Franco
- Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, An / USA [TV] / Kenneth Johnson
- 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto (5 Dolls for an August Moon) / Italy / Mario Bava
- Guru, the Mad Monk / USA / Andy Milligan
- Horror of Frankenstein, The / UK / Jimmy Sangster
- Horror of the Blood Monsters / USA / Al Adamson
- House of Dark Shadows / USA / Dan Curtis
- Il castello dalle porte di fuoco (Scream of the Demon Lover) / Italy, Spain / José Luis Merino
- Il trono di fuoco (The Bloody Judge) / Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, West Germany / Jesus Franco
- Jonathan / West Germany / Hans W. Geissendörfer
- Kladivo na carodejnice (Witches' Hammer) / Czechoslovakia / Otakar Vávra
- La rose écorchée (The Blood Rose) / France / Claude Mulot
- L'éden et après (Eden and After) / Czechoslovakia, France, Tunisia / Alain Robbe-Grillet
- Multiple Maniacs / USA / John Waters
- Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (Count Dracula) / Italy, Liechtenstein, Spain, West Germany / Jesus Franco
- O Ritual dos Sádicos (Awakening of the Beast) / Brazil / José Mojica Marins
- Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (Fruit of Paradise) / Belgium, Czechoslovakia / Vera Chytilová
- Prípad pro zacínajícího kata (Case for a Rookie Hangman) / Czechoslovakia / Pavel Jurácek
- Psycho Lover, The / USA / Robert Vincent O'Neill
- Savage Intruder (Hollywood Horror House) / USA / Donald Wolfe
- Scream and Scream Again / UK / Gordon Hessler
- Taste the Blood of Dracula / UK / Peter Sasdy
- Wizard of Gore, The / USA / Herschell Gordon Lewis

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