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, March 5, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 2010 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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2010
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Akmareul boatda (I Saw the Devil)
South Korea / 61 points / Jee-woon Kim
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Insidious
Canada, USA / 26 points / James Wan
* * * * * * * * * *
3. (tie) Black Swan
USA / 25 points / Darren Aronofsky
* * * * * * * * * *
3. (tie) Sennentuntschi (Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps)
Switzerland / 25 points / Michael Steiner
* * * * * * * * * *
3. (tie) Wei dor lei ah yut ho (Dream Home)
Hong Kong / 25 points / Ho-Cheung Pang
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) The Dead
UK / 22 points / Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) Piranha 3D
USA / 22 points / DAlexandra Aja
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Srpski film (A Serbian Film)
Serbia / 21 points / Srdjan Spasojevic

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Making the Top 10:

6. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil / Canada, India, UK, USA / 19 points / Eli Craig
7. Red, White & Blue / UKUSA / 18 points / Simon Rumley
8. Let Me In / UKUSA / 15 points / Matt Reeves
9. Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (Bedevilled) / South Korea / 13 points / Chul-soo Jang
10. (tie) Beyond the Black Rainbow / Canada / 11 points / Panos Cosmatos
10. (tie) Trolljegeren (Trollhunter) / Norway / 11 points / André Øvredal

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Others receiving votes:

- All About Evil / USA / Joshua Grannell
- Black Death / Germany, UK / Christopher Smith
- Buried / France, Spain, USA / Rodrigo Cortés
- Burning Bright / USA / Carlos Brooks
- Cherry Tree Lane / UK / Paul Andrew Williams
- Der letzte Angestellte (The Last Employee) / Germany / Alexander Adolph
- Devil / USA / John Erick Dowdle
- Don't Be Afraid of the Dark / Australia, Mexico, USA / Troy Nixey
- Flexing with Monty / USA / John Albo
- Freeway Killer / USA / John Murlowski
- Frozen / USA / Adam Green
- Fuk sau che chi sei (Revenge: A Love Story) / Hong Kong / Ching-Po Wong
- I Spit on Your Grave / USA / Steven R. Monroe
- Kalevet (Rabies) / Israel / Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
- Kyonyû doragon: Onsen zonbi vs sutorippâ 5 (The Big Tits Dragon) / Japan / Takao Nakano
- La posesión de Emma Evans (Exorcismus) / Spain / Manuel Carballo
- Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) / France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, UK / Apichatpong Weerasethakul
- Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) / Spain / Guillem Morales
- Mesa sto dasos (In the Woods) / Greece / Angelos Frantzis
- Mother's Day / USA / Darren Lynn Bousman
- Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ (Helldiver) / Japan / Yoshihiro Nishimura
- 127 Hours / UK, USA / Danny Boyle
- Outcast / Ireland, UK / Colm McCarthy
- Phasma Ex Machina (Ghost from the Machine) / USA / Matt Osterman
- Rare Exports / Finland, France, Norway, Sweden / Jalmari Helander
- Reef, The / Australia / Andrew Traucki
- Rubber / Angola, France / Quentin Dupieux
- Saw 3D: The Final Chapter / Canada, USA / Kevin Greutert
- Secuestrados (Kidnapped) / France, Spain / Miguel Ángel Vivas
- Shrine, The / Canada / Jon Knautz
- Somos lo que hay (We Are What We Are) / Mexico / Jorge Michel Grau
- Stake Land / USA / Jim Mickle
- Tsumetai nettaigyo (Cold Fish) / Japan / Shion Sono
- Vanishing on 7th Street / USA / Brad Anderson
- Ward, The / USA / John Carpenter
- Wolfman, The / USA / Joe Johnston
- Wound / New Zealand / David Blyth
- Zwart water (Two Eyes Staring) / Belgium, Netherlands / Elbert van Strien

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The 2015 Orloks - 1930 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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1930
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Bat Whispers
USA / 11 points / Roland West
* * * * * * * * * *
2. The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
USA / 4 points / Rowland V. Lee
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Swing You Sinners!
USA [animated short] / 3 points / Dave Fleischer
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The Devil's Cabaret
USA [short] / 2 points / Nick Grinde
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case
USA [short] / 1 point / James Parrott
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Spooks
USA [animated short] / 1 point / Scott Pembroke and Joe Rock

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Making the Top 10:

Nada!

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Others receiving votes:

Nope. None here either.
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The 2015 Orloks - 1929 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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1929
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. (tie) Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box)
Germany / 13 points / Georg Wilhelm Pabst
* * * * * * * * * *
1. (tie) Un chien andalou
France [short] / 13 points / Luis Buñuel
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Seven Footprints to Satan
USA / 11 points / Benjamin Christensen
* * * * * * * * * *
3. The Last Warning
USA / 7 points / Paul Leni
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) The Great Gabbo
USA / 6 points / James Cruze
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) La perle (The Pearl)
Belgium [short] / 6 points / Henri d' Ursel
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) The Skeleton Dance
USA [animated short] / 6 points / Walt Disney
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The Haunted House
USA [animated short] / 4 points / Walt Disney

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Making the Top 10:

6. Hell's Bells / USA [animated short] / 3 points / Ub Iwerks
7. Mocny czlowiek (A Strong Man) / Poland / 2 points / Henryk Szaro
8.
9.
10.

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Others receiving votes:

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The 2015 Orloks - 1928 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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1928
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. La chute de la maison Usher 
(The Fall of the House of Usher)
France / 36 points / Jean Epstein
* * * * * * * * * *
2. The Man Who Laughs
USA / 27 points / Paul Leni
* * * * * * * * * *
3. West of Zanzibar
USA / 19 points / Tod Browning
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Alraune (A Daughter of Destiny)
Germany / 8 points / Henrik Galeen
* * * * * * * * * *
5. La coquille et le clergyman 
(The Seashell and the Clergyman)
France7 points / Germaine Dulac

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Fall of the House of Usher, The / USA [short] / 6 points / James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber
6. (tie) Wind, The / USA / 6 points / Victor Sjöström
7. (tie) Messe noir (Black Mass) / France [short] / 4 points / director unknown
7. (tie) There It Is / USA [short] / 4 points / Harold L. Muller and Charles R. Bowers
8. Telltale Heart, The / USA [short] / 1 point / Charles Klein
9.
10.

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The 2015 Orloks - 1927 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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1927
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Unknown
USA / 52 points / Tod Browning
* * * * * * * * * *
2. The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
UK / 22 points / Alfred Hitchcock
* * * * * * * * * *
3. The Cat and the Canary
USA / 20 points / Paul Leni
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The Last Performance
USA / 13 points / Pál Fejös
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Metropolis
Germany8 points / Fritz Lang

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Making the Top 10:

6. Noidan kirot (The Curses of the Witch) / Finland / 4 points / Teuvo Puro
7. Le manoir de la peur (The Manor House of Fear) / France / 2 points / Alfred Machen and Henry Wulschleger
8. London After Midnight / USA [photo reconstruction] / 1 point / Tod Browning
9.
10.

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The 2015 Orloks - 1926 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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1926
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (Faust)
Germany / 46 points / F.W. Murnau
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Kurutta ippêji (A Page of Madness)
Japan / 37 points / Teinosuke Kinugasa
* * * * * * * * * *
3. The Bat
USA / 11 points / Roland West
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) Der Student von Prague (The Student of Prague)
Germany / 8 points / Henrik Galeen
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) The Magician
USA / 8 points / Rex Ingram
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The Blackbird
USA / 6 points / Tod Browning

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Making the Top 10:

6. Bells, The / USA / 5 points / James Young
7. Sparrows / USA / 3 points / William Beaudine
8. Midnight Faces / USA / 2 points / Bennett Cohen
9.
10.

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Others receiving votes:

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The 2015 Orloks - 1925 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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1925
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Phantom of the Opera
USA / 38 points / Rupert Julian
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Maciste all'inferno (Maciste in Hell)
Italy / 24 points / Guido Brignone
* * * * * * * * * *
3. The Lost World
USA / 20 points / Harry O. Hoyt
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) The Monster
USA / 8 points / Roland West
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) Wolf Blood
USA / 8 points / George Chesebro and Bruce M. Mitchell
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde
USA [short] / 5 points / Scott Pembroke and Joe Rock

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Making the Top 10:

6. Der Turm des Schweigens (The Tower of Silence) / Germany / 4 points / Johannes Guter
7. Luch smerti (The Death Ray) / Soviet Union / 2 points / Lev Kuleshov
8.
9.
10.

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Others receiving votes:

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