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, August 4, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1974 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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1974
Top 5
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1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
USA / 107 points / Tobe Hooper
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2. Black Christmas
Canada / 49 points / Bob Clark
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3. Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morte
(Let Sleeping Corpses Lie)
ItalySpain / 28 points / Jorge Grau
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4. Deranged
Canada, USA24 points / Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby
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5. (tie) Blood for Dracula (Andy Warhol's Dracula)
France, Italy, USA19 points / Paul Morrissey
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5. (tie) Frightmare
UK19 points / Pete Walker

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Making the Top 10:

6. It's Alive / USA / 14 points / Larry Cohen
7. Deathdream (Dead of Night) / Canada, UK / 13 points / Bob Clark
8. Phase IV / UK, USA / 12 points / Saul Bass
9. Il profumo della signora in nero (The Perfume of the Lady in Black) / Italy / 10 points / Francesco Barilli
10. (tie) Phantom of the Paradise / USA / 7 points / Brian De Palma
10. (tie) Young Frankenstein / USA / 7 points / Mel Brooks

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Others receiving votes:

- Act of Vengeance (Rape Squad) / USA / Bob Kelljan
- Cani arrabbiati (Rabid Dogs) / Italy / Mario Bava
- Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter / UK / Brian Clemens
- Devil Times Five (Peopletoys) / USA / Sean MacGregor, David Sheldon
- Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula) / UK [TV] / Dan Curtis
- El buque maldito (The Ghost Galleon) / Spain / Amando de Ossorio
- Eugénie (Eugenie de Sade) / France, Liechtenstein / Jesus Franco
- Flavia, la monaca musulmana (Flavia the Heretic) / France, Italy / Gianfranco Mingozzi
- From Beyond the Grave / UK / Kevin Connor
- Homebodies / USA / Larry Yust
- House of Whipcord / UK / Pete Walker
- Las garras de Lorelei (The Loreley's Grasp) / Spain / Amando de Ossorio
- Les démoniaques (The Demoniacs) / Belgium, France / Jean Rollin
- Les possédées du diable (Lorna the Exorcist) / France / Jesus Franco
- Le trio infernal (The Infernal Trio) / France, Italy, West Germany / Francis Girod
- Memories Within Miss Aggie / USA / Gerard Damiano
- Nuda per Satana (Nude for Satan) / Italy / Luigi Batzella
- Reflections of Murder / USA [TV] / John Badham
- Scream... and Die! (The House That Vanished) / UK / José Ramón Larraz
- Seijû gakuen (School of the Holy Beast) / Japan / Noribumi Suzuki
- Shanks / USA / William Castle
- Shriek of the Mutilated / USA / Michael Findlay
- Vampyres / UK / José Ramón Larraz
- Vase de noces (The Pig Fucking Movie; Wedding Trough) / Belgium / Thierry Zéno
- Where Have All the People Gone / USA [TV] / John Llewellyn Moxey

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