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.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1983 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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1983
Top 5
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1. Videodrome
Canada / 90 points / David Cronenberg
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2. The Dead Zone
USA / 39 points / David Cronenberg
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3. Psycho II
USA37 points / Richard Franklin
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4. Christine
USA / 36 points / John Carpenter
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5. Angst
Austria31 points / Gerald Kargl

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Making the Top 10:

6. Cujo / USA / 17 points / Lewis Teague
7. (tie) Da vierde man (The Fourth Man) / Netherlands / 14 points / Paul Verhoeven
7. (tie) Sleepaway Camp / USA / 14 points / Robert Hiltzik
8. (tie) Deadly Spawn, The / USA / 13 points / Douglas McKeown
8. (tie) Keep, The / UK, USA / 13 points / Michael Mann
8. (tie) Twilight Zone: The Movie / USA / 13 points / Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg
9. Mo (The Boxer's Omen) / Hong Kong / 12 points / Chih-Hung Kuei
10. Shu Shan - Xin Shu shan jian ke (Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain) / Hong Kong / 11 points / Hark Tsui

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Others receiving votes:

- Corruption / USA / Roger Watkins
- Curtains / Canada / Richard Ciupka
- Eyes of Fire / USA / Avery Crounse
- House on Sorority Row, The / USA / Mark Rosman
- Hunger, The / UK / Tony Scott
- Hysterical / USA / Chris Bearde
- Jaws 3-D / USA / Joe Alves
- Julie Darling (Daughter of Death) / Canada, West Germany / Paul Nicholas
- La belle captive (The Beautiful Prisoner) / France / Alain Robbe-Grillet
- La casa con la scala nel buio (A Blade in the Dark) / Italy / Lamberto Bava
- Latidos de pánico (Panic Beats) / Spain / Paul Naschy
- La ville des pirates (City of Pirates) / France, Portugal / Raoul Ruiz
- Le démon dans l'île (Demon of the Island) / France / Francis Leroi
- Macumba sexual / Spain / Jesus Franco
- Mad Mutilator (Ogroff) / France / Norbert Georges Mount
- Mortuary / USA / Howard Avedis
- Nightmares / USA / Joseph Sargent
- Night to Dismember, A / USA / Doris Wishman
- Of Unknown Origin / Canada, USA / George P. Cosmatos
- Olivia / USA, West Germany / Ulli Lommel
- Scalps / USA / Fred Olen Ray
- 10 to Midnight / USA / J. Lee Thompson
- Zhong gui (Seeding of a Ghost) / Hong Kong / Chuan Yang

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