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 - 1977 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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1977
Top 5
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1. Suspiria
Italy / 80 points / Dario Argento
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2. Martin
USA / 51 points / George A. Romero
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3. Eraserhead
USA / 44 points / David Lynch
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4. (tie) Hausu (House)
Japan25 points / Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
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4. (tie) Rabid
Canada25 points / David Cronenberg
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5. Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas (Alucarda)
Mexico21 points / Juan López Moctezuma

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Making the Top 10:

6. Hills Have Eyes, The / USA / 20 points / Wes Craven
7. Shock Waves / USA / 16 points / Ken Wiederhorn
8. Sentinel, The / USA / 15 points / Michael Winner
9. (tie) Death Bed: The Bed That Eats / USA / 9 points / George Barry
9. (tie) Demon Seed / USA / 9 points / Donald Cammell
10. Last Wave, The / Australia / 7 points / Peter Weir

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Others receiving votes:

- Anima persa (Lost Souls) / France, Italy / Dino Risi
- Audrey Rose / USA / Robert Wise
- Autostop rosso sangue (Hitch Hike) / Italy / Pasquale Festa Campanile
- Car, The / USA / Elliot Silverstein
- Count Dracula / UK [TV] / Philip Saville
- Death Game (The Seducers) / USA / Peter S. Traynor
- Emanuelle e gli ultimi cannibali (Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals) / Italy / Joe D'Amato
- Haunting of Julia, The (Full Circle) / Canada, UK / Richard Loncraine
- Kingdom of the Spiders / USA / John 'Bud' Cardos
- La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (The Pyjama Girl Case) / Italy, Spain / Flavio Mogherini
- Last House on Dead End Street, The / USA / Roger Watkins
- L'occhio dietro la parete (Eyes Behind the Wall) / Italy / Giuliano Petrelli
- Mosquito der Schänder (Bloodlust) / Switzerland / Marijan Vajda
- Orca / Italy, Netherlands, USA / Michael Anderson
- Pensione paura (Hotel Fear) / Italy, Spain / Francesco Barilli
- Play for Today: 'Stronger Than the Sun' / UK [TV] / Michael Apted
- Ruby / USA / Curtis Harrington
- Schock (Beyond the Door II; Shock) / Italy / Mario Bava
- Sette note in nero (The Psychic; Seven Notes in Black) / Italy / Lucio Fulci
- Ultimo mondo cannibale (Jungle Holocaust; Last Cannibal World) / Italy / Ruggero Deodato
- Victor Frankenstein (Terror of Frankenstein) / Ireland, Sweden / Calvin Floyd

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3 comments:

spookyx3 said...

hmm. horror-wise:

ERASERHEAD
MARTIN
OBSESSED (martin & martin)

pitiful.

all inclusive, in order of preference:

3 WOMEN
OPENING NIGHT
BETWEEN THE LINES
11 x 14
PROVIDENCE
ERASERHEAD
HOT TOMORROWS
LAST CHANTS FOR A SLOW DANCE
KILLER OF SHEEP
PERFUMED NIGHTMARE

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Martin is my favorite horror from this year and would be high up on my all-time list as well. I loved 3 Women. Have you seen Altman's Images (1972)? I loved that as well.

spookyx3 said...

you know what? no. seen most everything from MASH up through PRET A PORTER, but not A MARRIED COUPLE, THIEVES LIKE US, QUINTET, or IMAGES. soon!

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