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.

Monday, August 3, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1985 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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1985
Top 5
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1. Day of the Dead
USA / 81 points / George A. Romero
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2. Re-Animator
USA / 72 points / Stuart Gordon
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3. The Return of the Living Dead
USA / 60 points / Dan O'Bannon
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4. (tie) Fright Night
USA43 points / Tom Holland
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4. (tie) Phenomena (Creepers)
Italy43 points / Dario Argento
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5. Dèmoni (Demons)
Italy26 points / Lamberto Bava

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Making the Top 10:

6. Geung si sin sang (Mr. Vampire) / Hong Kong / 18 points / Ricky Lau
7. Lifeforce / UK, USA / 15 points / Tobe Hooper
8. Stuff, The / USA / 9 points / Larry Cohen
9. (tie) Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A / USA / 7 points / Jack Sholder
9. (tie) Silver Bullet / USA / 7 points / Daniel Attias
10. (tie) La mansión de los muertos vivientes (Mansion of the Living Dead) / Spain / 6 points / Jesus Franco
10. (tie) Silip (Daughters of Evil) / Philippines / 6 points / Elwood Perez

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Others receiving votes:

- Afterman, The / Belgium / Robert Van Eyck
- Cat's Eye / USA / Lewis Teague
- Cementerio del terror (Cemetery of Terror) / Mexico / Rubén Galindo Jr.
- Confessions of a Serial Killer / USA / Mark Blair
- Creature / USA / William Malone
- Doctor and the Devils, The / UK, USA / Freddie Francis
- Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana (Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood) / Japan / Hideshi Hino
- Hard Rock Zombies / USA / Krishna Shah
- Horror House on  Highway Five / USA / Richard Casey
- Inferno in diretta (Cut and Run) / Italy / Ruggero Deodato
- Kyûketsuki hantâ D (Vampire Hunter D) / Japan [animated feature] / Toyoo Ashida
- Mutilator, The / USA / Buddy Cooper
- Nail Gun Massacre, The / USA / Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton
- Night Train to Terror / USA / John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Gregg C. Tallas
- Otra vuelta de tuerca (The Turn of the Screw) / Spain / Eloy de la Iglesia
- Tenshi no tamago (Angel's Egg) / Japan / Mamoru Oshii
- Zabicie ciotki (Killing Auntie) / Poland / Grzegorz Królikiewicz

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