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, July 30, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1975 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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1975
Top 5
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1. Jaws
USA / 68 points / Steven Spielberg
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2. Profondo rosso (Deep Red)
Italy / 51 points / Dario Argento
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3. Shivers (They Came from Within)
Canada / 35 points / David Cronenberg
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4. Race with the Devil
USA18 points / Jack Starrett
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5. The Stepford Wives
USA17 points / Bryan Forbes

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Picnic at Hanging Rock / Australia / 16 points / Peter Weir
6. (tie) Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom) / France, Italy / 16 points / Pier Paolo Pasolini
7. L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora (The Killer Must Kill Again) / France, Italy / 10 points / Luigi Cozzi
8. Trilogy of Terror / USA [TV] / 7 points / Dan Curtis
9. (tie) Black Moon / France, West Germany / 6 points / Louis Malle
9. (tie) La noche de las gaviotas (Night of the Seagulls) / Spain / 6 points / Amando de Ossorio
9. (tie) Thundercrack! / USA / 6 points / Curt McDowell
10. L'ultimo treno della notte (Night Train Murders) / Italy / 5 points / Aldo Lado

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Others receiving votes:

- Breaking Point / Sweden / Bo Arne Vibenius
- Change pas de main (Don't Change Hands) / France / Paul Vecchiali
- Criminally Insane / USA / Nick Millard
- Dead Don't Die, The / USA [TV] / Curtis Harrington
- Devil's Rain, The / USA / Robert Fuest
- El asesino no está solo (The Killer Is Not Alone) / Spain / Jesús García de Dueñas
- El extraño amor de los vampiros (Strange Love of the Vampires) / Spain / León Klimovsky
- Fireworks Woman, The / USA / Wes Craven
- God's Bloody Acre / USA / Harry Kerwin
- Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS / Canada, USA / Don Edmonds
- Lèvres de sang (Lips of Blood) / France / Jean Rollin
- Love Butcher, The / USA / Don Jones, Mikel Angel
- Más negro que la noche (Blacker That the Night) / Mexico / Carlos Enrique Taboada
- Morte sospetta di una minorenne (Suspected Death of a Minor) / Italy / Sergio Martino
- Nazareno Cruz y el lobo (Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf) / Argentina / Leonardo Favio
- Nude per l'assassino (Strip Nude for Your Killer) / Italy / Andrea Bianchi
- Peur sur la ville (Fear Over the City; The Night Caller) / France, Italy / Henri Verneuil
- Satanico Pandemonium: La Sexorcista / Mexico / Gilberto Martínez Solares
- Satan's Children / USA / Joe Wiezycki
- Satan's Triangle / USA [TV] / Sutton Roley
- Sensations / France, Netherlands / Lasse Braun
- Story of Joanna, The / USA / Gerard Damiano

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