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...
USA / 63 points / Tod Browning
USA / 61 points / Erle C. Kenton
USA / 44 points / Victor Halperin
USA / 41 points / Karl Freund
France, Germany / 32 points / Carl Theodor Dreyer
Making the Top 10:
6. Old Dark House, The / USA / 23 points / James Whale
7. Most Dangerous Game, The / USA / 21 points / Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack
8. Murders in the Rue Morgue / USA / 13 points / Robert Florey
9. Mask of Fu Manchu, The / USA / 10 points / Charles Brabin
10. Kongo / USA / 6 points / William J. Cowen
Others receiving votes:
- Doctor X / USA / Michael Curtiz
Links here will be connected when the time comes.
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