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, August 6, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1958 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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1958
Top 5
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1. Dracula (Horror of Dracula)
UK / 68 points / Terence Fisher
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2. The Fly
USA / 47 points / Kurt Neumann
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3. De dødes tjern (Lake of the Dead)
Norway / 24 points / Kåre Bergstrøm
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4. (tie) Fiend Without a Face
UK23 points / Arthur Crabtree
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4. (tie) The Revenge of Frankenstein
UK23 points / Terence Fisher
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5. Corridors of Blood
UK17 points / Robert Day

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Making the Top 10:

6. Blob, The / USA / 14 points / Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
7. (tie) I Bury the Living / USA / 13 points / Albert Band
7. (tie) It! The Terror from Beyond Space / USA / 13 points / Edward L. Cahn
8. Mannekäng i rött (Mannequin in Red) / Sweden / 11 points / Arne Mattsson
9. (tie) Es geschah am hellichten Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight) / Spain, Switzerland, West Germany / 10 points / Ladislao Vajda
9. (tie) Haunted Strangler, The (Grip of the Strangler) / UK / 10 points / Robert Day
9. (tie) I Married a Monster from Outer Space / USA / 10 points / Gene Fowler Jr.
10. Bijo to ekitai ningen (The H-Man) / Japan / 9 points / Ishirô Honda

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Others receiving votes:

- Attack of the 50 Foot Woman / USA / Nathan Juran
- Attack of the Puppet People / USA / Bert I. Gordon
- Blood of the Vampire / UK / Henry Cass
- Bôrei kaibyô yashiki (Mansion of the Ghost Cat) / Japan / Nobuo Nakagawa
- Earth vs. the Spider / USA / Bert I. Gordon
- Macabre / USA / William Castle
- Monster on the Campus / USA / Jack Arnold
- Return of Dracula, The / USA / Paul Landres
- Screaming Skull, The / USA / Alex Nicol
- 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The / USA / Nathan Juran
- She Demons / USA / Richard E. Cunha
- Touch of Evil / USA / Orson Welles
- Vertigo / USA / Alfred Hitchcock
- Womaneater (The Woman Eater) / UK / Charles Saunders

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