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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1991 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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1991
Top 5
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1. The Silence of the Lambs
USA / 72 points / Jonathan Demme
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2. (tie) La setta (The Devil's Daughter; The Sect)
Italy / 36 points / Michele Soavi
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2. (tie) The People Under the Stairs
USA / 36 points / Wes Craven
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3. Delicatessen
France17 points / Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
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4. Nekromanik 2
Germany16 points / Jörg Buttgereit
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5. The Boneyard
USA13 points / James Cummins

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Making the Top 10:

6. Popcorn / USA / 12 points / Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby
7. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge / USA / 11 points / David DeCoteau
8. Pit and the Pendulum, The / USA / 10 points / Stuart Gordon
9. (tie) Borrower, The / USA / 9 points / John McNaughton
9. (tie) Cast a Deadly Spell / USA [TV] / 9 points / Martin Campbell
10. (tie) Cape Fear / USA / 8 points / Martin Scorsese
10. (tie) Lik wong (Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki) / Hong Kong, Japan / 8 points / Ngai Choi Lam
10. (tie) Resurrected, The / USA / 8 points / Dan O'Bannon

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Others receiving votes:

- Afraid of the Dark / France, UK / Mark Peploe
- Ålder okänd (Age Unknown) / Sweden [TV] / Richard Hobert
- Barton Fink / UK, USA / Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- Basket Case 3: The Progeny / USA / Frank Henenlotter
- Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh / USA / Dean Tschetter
- Body Parts / USA / Eric Red
- Carne / France [short] / Gaspar Noé
- Child of Darkness, Child of Light / USA [TV] / Marina Sargenti
- Child's Play 3 / UK, USA / Jack Bender
- Demoni 3 (Black Demons) / Italy / Umberto Lenzi
- Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College / USA / John Carl Buechler
- Highway to Hell / USA / Ate de Jong
- Howling VI: The Freaks / UK / Hope Perello
- Kamitsukitai/Dorakiyura yori ai-0 (My Soul Is Slashed) / Japan / Shûsuke Kaneko
- Le porte del silenzio (Door to Silence) / Italy / Lucio Fulci
- Liao zhai yan tan xu ji zhi wu tong shen (Erotic Ghost Story II) / Hong Kong / Peter Ngor
- Malina / Austria, Germany / Werner Schroeter
- Mom / USA / Patrick Rand
- Papa, umer ded moroz (Daddy, Father Frost Is Dead) / Soviet Union / Yevgeny Yufit
- Refrigerator, The / USA / Nicholas Jacobs
- Poison / USA / Todd Haynes
- Sandman, The / UK [animated short] / Paul Berry
- Scanners II: The New Order / Canada / Christian Duguay
- Shock 'Em Dead / USA / Mark Freed
- Sometimes They Come Back / USA [TV] / Tom McLoughlin
- Steel and Lace / USA / Ernest D. Farino
- Subspecies / USA / Ted Nicolaou
- Tales from the Crypt: "Abra Cadaver" / USA [TV] / Stephen Hopkins
- There's Nothing Out There / USA / Rolfe Kanefsky
- Tretya planeta (The Third Planet) / Soviet Union / Aleksandr Rogozhkin
- Unborn, The / USA / Rodman Flender

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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10 comments:

spookyx3 said...

BONEYARD in the top 5, eh? (he says with TE at #1.)

TEENAGE EXORCIST
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS
RESURRECTED
THE SECT
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
HOWLING VI: THE FREAKS
THE BORROWER (this and THE FREAKS pending a rewatch)
BLOODSUCKING PHARAOHS IN PITTSBURGH
PUPPETMASTER III: TOULON'S REVENGE
SCREAM QUEEN HOT TUB PARTY

1991

ASPEN
SURVIVING DESIRE
TEENAGE EXORCIST
PERVERSE PREACHERS, FASCIST FUNDAMENTALISTS AND KRISTIAN KIDDIE KOOKS
THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS
PARIS IS BURNING
THE CABINET OF DR. RAMIREZ
BALLOON (lidster)
THEORY OF ACHIEVEMENT
THE RAPTURE

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I have no idea how a title like PERVERSE PREACHERS, FASCIST FUNDAMENTALISTS AND KRISTIAN KIDDIE KOOKS managed to escape me all these years. Sounds like something I'd enjoy.

Yeah that is rather strange The Boneyard made it into the Top 5. The poodle monster is great and it has some other cool stuff going on but not enough for the Top 5 I don't think. Guess that just goes to show what a weak year it was overall.

Not a fan of Silence of the Lambs?

Going to be watching Scream Queen Hot Tub Party here soon!

spookyx3 said...

> no idea how a title like PERVERSE PREACHERS managed to escape me all these years.

i learned about ZONTAR: MAGAZINE FROM VENUS, i presume somewhat after the fact from ivan stang's book, HIGH WEIRDNESS BY MAIL. PREACHERS is a long string of TV tapings edited together over several years, valuable for the number of truly obscure things preserved there. totally irresistible. i think it opens with some low-rent xtian public-access kids' show on a set made up like a sailing ship. the two hosts, dressed in pirate garb, are singing lively songs with puppets and whatnot, then out of nowhere they start talking about autopsies while ripping apart a plastic mannequin on a trolley. a _kids'_ show.

> Not a fan of Silence of the Lambs?

i'm honestly not sure. only saw it once near when it came out. after that much time has passed, it's like not having seen it at all.

> Going to be watching Scream Queen Hot Tub Party here soon!

wish that had been a full feature and not a clip show, 'cause the original stuff is choice. look forward to the write-up.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

"Perverse Preachers" got me thumbing through my Psychotronic Encyclopedia and there is a listing for it there. What you said combined with what it says has me stoked to watch it. I thought I wouldn't be able to find it but low and behold I went to Youtube and the whole thing is there... and with the director's blessing! Then the director posted a link to a scan of the booklet that came with the original VHS that can be found right here...

http://www.zontar.net/Pervpreach.html

I'll be saving this project for a Sunday. haha

spookyx3 said...

i need to get the guide -- i have some early PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO issues; none after 1991. leafed through iss. #10 (summer '91), and was surprised to find a capsule for PPFFKKK in there. added several more titles on my 'to find' list, too...

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I've never even seen the magazine, just have the two film guides, which have introduced me to LOTS of new movies.

spookyx3 said...

it is most likely romanticism, but looking back through PV made me pine a little bit for the pre-internet past, when print publications like these were our bibles. these days, with all the previously arcane knowledge out there to be received at once with the click of a mouse -- it's harder to maintain that old sense of 'my own discovery', and whenever i write on-line, i can't escape the notion of duplicating / pushing information from one place to another.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

It's really a double-edged sword. I definitely miss the days of going to video stores looking for anything I hadn't seen or heard of before and going to bookstores to buy every book I could find on horror films to learn more. Even in the early days of internet ebay was fun for the same reason but now pretty much everything is available SOMEwhere. You really can't beat the availability and the opportunity to see films you never could have seen before. But I do agree it seemed more exciting and somehow special to be able to FINALLY find something you spent years looking for. I mean, you had to put real work into it!

spookyx3 said...

yeah, that was gonna be my follow-up -- when i've had to locate a film, maybe spent years tracking it down, or even waited weeks for a copy to come through, i've enjoyed it more, or given it more of a chance than i would if all i had to do was hit 'buy' or download. while the instant access is great, we couldn't really do without it, now. there's no going back.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

No there isn't. I'm fine with where things are now and it's pretty cool to have gotten to experience both the heyday of the video store age plus now where nearly every movie can be found somewhere. I still do get excited when I run across a movie I haven't even heard of before, though it happens much less frequently than it used to!

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