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, April 2, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1995 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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1995
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Se7en
USA / 42 points / David Fincher
* * * * * * * * * *
2. The Addiction
USA / 39 points / Abel Ferrara
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Castle Freak
USA / 31 points / Stuart Gordon
* * * * * * * * * *
4. El día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)
Spain / 29 points / Álex de la Iglesia
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Screamers
Canada, Japan, USA25 points / Christian Duguay
* * * * * * * * * *

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Making the Top 10:

6. Species / USA / 20 points / Roger Donaldson
7. (tie) Lord of Illusions / USA / 18 points / Clive Barker
7. (tie) Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight / USA / 18 points / Ernest R. Dickerson
8. Habit / USA / 16 points / Larry Fessenden
9. Prophecy, The / USA / 12 points / Gregory Widen
10. (tie) Granny, The / USA / 10 points / Luca Bercovici
10. (tie) Tokyo Fist / Japan / 10 points / Shin'ya Tsukamoto

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Others receiving votes:

- Blood & Donuts / Canada / Holly Dale
- Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh / USA / Bill Condon
- Citizen X / USA [TV] / Chris Gerolmo
- Copycat / USA / Jon Amiel
- Der Kopf des Mohren (The Moor's Head) / Austria / Paulus Manker
- Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker) / Germany / Romuald Karmakar
- Dolores Claiborne / USA / Taylor Hackford
- Doom Generation, The / USA / Greg Araki
- Eko eko azaraku (Eko Eko Azarak: Wizard of Darkness) / Japan / Shimako Sato
- Embrace of the Vampire / USA / Anne Goursaud
- Evil Ed / Sweden / Anders Jacobsson
- Gamera daikaijû kuchu kessen (Gamera: Guardian of the Universe) / Japan / Shûsuke Kaneko 
- Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ (Godzilla vs. Destoroyah) / Japan / Takao Okawara
- Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers / USA / Joe Chappelle
- Haunted / UK, USA / Lewis Gilbert
- Huntress: Spirit of the Night / Romania, USA / Mark S Manos
- Langoliers, The / USA [TV] / Tom Holland
- Last Gasp / Romania, USA / Scott McGinnis
- Leprechaun 3 / USA / Brian Trenchard-Smith
- Mother / USA [TV] / Frank LaLoggia
- Night of the Scarecrow / USA / Jeff Burr
- Passion of Darkly Noon, The / Belgium, Germany, UK / Philip Ridley
- Sidste time (Final Hour) / Denmark / Martin Schmidt
- Sleepstalker / USA / Turi Meyer
- Tales from the Hood / USA / Rusty Cundieff
- Village of the Damned / USA / John Carpenter
- Young Poisoner's Handbook, The / France, Germany, UK / Benjamin Ross

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The 2015 Orloks - 1953 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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1953
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Ugetsu monogatari (Ugetsu)
Japan / 30 points / Kenji Mizoguchi
* * * * * * * * * *
2. House of Wax
USA / 28 points / André De Toth
* * * * * * * * * *
3. The War of the Worlds
USA / 23 points / Byron Haskin
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Invaders from Mars
USA / 22 points / William Cameron Menzies
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
USA20 points / Eugène Lourié
* * * * * * * * * *

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Making the Top 10:

6. Hitch-Hiker, The / USA / 15 points / Ida Lupino
7. It Came from Outer Space / USA / 10 points / Jack Arnold
8. Robot Monster / USA / 8 points / Phil Tucker
9. Maze, The / USA / 7 points / William Cameron Menzies
10. Man in the Attic / USA / 6 points / Hugo Fregonese

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Others receiving votes:

- Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / USA / Charles Lamont
- Cat-Women of the Moon / USA / Arthur Hilton
- Donovan's Brain / USA / Felix E. Feist
- Drakula Istanbul'da (Dracula in Istanbul) / Turkey / Mehmet Muhtar
- El monstruo resucitado (The Resurrected Monster) / Mexico / Chano Urueta
- Mesa of Lost Women / USA / Ron Ormond and Herbert Tevos
- Phantom from Space / USA / W. Lee Wilder
- Return to Glennascaul (Orson Welles' Ghost Story) / Ireland [short] / Hilton Edwards
- Tell-Tale Heart, The / USA [animated short] / Ted Parmelee
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The 2015 Orloks - 1952 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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1952
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Valkoinen peura (The White Reindeer)
Finland / 33 points / Erik Blomberg
* * * * * * * * * *
2. The Black Castle
USA / 18 points / Nathan Juran
* * * * * * * * * *
3. (tie) Noita palaa elämää(The Witch)
Finland / 15 points / Roland af Hällström
* * * * * * * * * *
3. (tie) Sudden Fear
USA / 15 points / David Miller
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The Stranger Left No Card
UK [short] / 12 points / Wendy Toye
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Ghost Ship
UK10 points / Vernon Sewell

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Making the Top 10:

6. Alraune (Mandragore; Unnatural) / West Germany / 9 points / Arthur Maria Rabanalt
7. Si muero antes de despertar (If I Should Die Before I Wake) / Argentina / 3 points / Carlos Hugo Christensen
8. (tie) Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla / USA / 2 points / William Beaudine
8. (tie) Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (My Son, the Vampire; Vampire Over London) / UK / 2 points / John Gilling
8. (tie) Torticola contre Frankensberg (Torticola vs, Frankensburg) / France / 2 points / Paul Paviot
9. Rosen blühen auf dem Heidegrab (Rape on the Moor; Roses Bloom on the Grave in the Meadow) / West Germany / 1 point / Hans H. König
10. -

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Others receiving votes:

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The 2015 Orloks - 1949 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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1949
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Queen of Spades
UK / 37 points / Thorold Dickinson
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Alias Nick Beal
USA / 13 points / John Farrow
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Mighty Joe Young
USA / 12 points / Ernest B. Schoedsack
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
USA [animated short] / 10 points / Clyde Geronimi and Jack Kinney
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The Window
USA6 points / Ted Tetzlaff
* * * * * * * * * *

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Rocking Horse Winner, The / UK / 5 points / Anthony Pelissier
7. (tie) Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, The / USA [animated feature] / 4 points / James Algar, Clyde Geronimi and Jack Kinney
7. (tie) Mahal (The Palace) / India / 4 points / Kamal Amrohi
8. (tie) Follow Me Quietly / USA / 3 points / Richard Fleischer
8. (tie) Yotsuya kaidan (The Yotsuda Phantom) / Japan / 3 points / Keisuke Kinoshita
9. (tie) Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff / USA / 2 points / Charles Barton
9. (tie) Histoires extraordinaires à faire peur ou à faire rire... (Unusual Tales) / Belgium, France / 2 points / Jean Faurez
10. (tie) Fall of the House of Usher, The / UK / 1 point / Ivan Barnett
10. (tie) Man in Black / UK / 1 point / Francis Searle

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Others receiving votes:

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The 2015 Orloks - 1948 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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1948
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Daughter of Darkness
UK / 18 points / Lance Comfort
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
USA / 16 points / Charles Barton
* * * * * * * * * *
3. The Amazing Mr. X (The Spiritualist)
USA / 12 points / Bernard Vorhaus
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The Creeper
USA / 8 points / Jean Yarbrough
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) Corridor of Mirrors
UK / 5 points / Terence Young
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) Unknown Island
USA5 points / Jack Bernhard

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) House of Darkness / UK / 4 points / Oswald Mitchell
6. (tie) Sorry, Wrong Number / USA / 4 points / Anatole Litvak
7. (tie) La muerte camina en la lluvia (Death Walks in the Rain) / Argentina / 3 points / Carlos Hugo Christensen
7. (tie) Rope / USA / 3 points / Alfred Hitchcock
8. (tie) Night Comes Too Soon, The (The Ghost of Rashmon Hall) / UK / 2 points / Denis Kavanagh
8. (tie) Krakatit / Czechoslovakia / 2 points / Otakar Vávra
9. (tie) Monkey's Paw, The / UK / 1 point / Norman Lee
9. (tie) Things Happen at Night / UK / 1 point / Francis Searle
10. -

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Others receiving votes:

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