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, July 29, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1999 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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1999
Top 5
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1. Ravenous
Czech Republic, UK, USA / 55 points / Antonia Bird
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2. The Blair Witch Project
USA / 47 points / Daniel Myrick Eduardo Sánchez
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3. Ôdishon (Audition)
Japan40 points / Takashi Miike
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4. eXistenZ
Canada, UK19 points / David Cronenberg
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5. The Ninth Gate
France, Spain, USA18 points / Roman Polanski

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Making the Top 10:

6. Sixth Sense, The / USA / 16 points / M. Night Shyamalan
7. Stir of Echoes / USA / 15 points / David Koepp
8. Sleepy Hollow / Germany, USA / 14 points / Tim Burton
9. Kolobos / USA / 13 points / Daniel Liatowitsch David Todd Ocvirk
10. (tie) Eyes Wide Shut / UK, USA / 12 points / Stanley Kubrick
10. (tie) Lake Placid / USA / 12 points / Lewis Teague

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Others receiving votes:

- Akai misshitsu (heya): Kindan no ôsama geemu (Red Room) / Japan / Daisuke Yamanouchi
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 'Hush' / USA [TV] / Joss Whedon
- Curse of the Blair Witch / USA / Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
- Debbie Does Damnation / USA / Eric Brummer
- Deep Blue Sea / Australia, USA / Renny Harlin
- Desecration / USA / Dante Tomaselli
- Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell / USA / Jesus Franco
- Haunting, The / USA / Jan de Bont
- House on Haunted Hill / USA / William Malone
- Idle Hands / USA / Rodman Flender
- Les amants criminels (Criminal Lovers) / France / François Ozon
- L'humanité (Humanité) / France / Bruno Dumont
- Lighthouse (Dead of Night) / UK / Simon Hunter
- Los sin nombre (The Nameless) / Spain / Jaume Balagueró
- Nang nak / Thailand / Nonzee Nimibutr
- Ragdoll / USA / Ted Nicolaou
- Saimin (Hypnosis) / Japan / Masayuki Ochiai
- Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost / USA [animated feature] / Jim Stenstrum
- Serebryanye golovy (Silver Heads) / Russia / Vladimir Maslov, Yevgeny Yufit
- Sôseiji (Gemini) / Japan / Shin'ya Tsukamoto
- Storm of the Century / Canada, USA [TV] / Craig R. Baxley
- South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut / USA [animated feature] / Trey Parker
- Stigmata / USA / Rupert Wainwright
- Terror Firmer / USA / Lloyd Kaufman
- Tha se do stin Kolasi, agapi mou (See You in Hell, My Darling) / Greece / Nikos Nikolaidis
- Virus / France, Germany, Japan, UK, USA / John Bruno
- Wild Zero / Japan / Tetsuro Takeuchi
- Yeogo goedam II (Memento Mori) / South Korea / Tae-yong Kim, Kyu-dong Min

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