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.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1998 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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1998
Top 5
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1. Ringu (Ring)
Japan / 76 points / Hideo Nakata
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2. The Faculty
USA / 34 points / Robert Rodriguez
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3. Bride of Chucky
CanadaUSA / 21 points / Ronny Yu
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4. Blade
USA / 20 points / Stephen Norrington
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5. Dark City
Australia, USA / 15 points / Alex Proyas

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Making the Top 10:

6. Vampires / Japan, USA / 14 points / John Carpenter
7. (tie) Choyonghan kajok (The Quiet Family) / South Korea / 12 points / Jee-woon Kim
7. (tie) Phantasm IV: Oblivion / USA / 12 points / Don Coscarelli
8. (tie) Genesis / Spain [short] / 11 points / Nacho Cerdà
8. (tie) Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island / USA [animated feature] / 11 points / Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum
9. Last Broadcast, The / USA / 10 points / Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler
10. (tie) Disturbing Behavior / Australia, Canada, USA / 9 points / David Nutter
10. (tie) Eternal, The (Trance) / USA / 9 points / Michael Almereyda
10. (tie) Fallen / USA / 9 points / Gregory Hoblit

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Others receiving votes:

- Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County / USA [TV] / Dean Alioto
- Apt Pupil / France, USA / Bryan Singer
- Atsui Toiki (The Fetist) / Japan / Hisayasu Satô
- Beloved / USA / Jonathan Demme
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" / USA [TV] / James A. Contner
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Innocence" / USA [TV] / Joss Whedon
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "I Only Have Eyes For You" / USA [TV] / James Whitmore Jr.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Passion" / USA [TV] / Michael Gershman
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Revelations" / USA [TV] / James A. Contner
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "The Wish" / USA [TV] / David Greenwalt
- Buttcrack / USA / Jim Larsen
- Captured / USA / Peter Liapis
- Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror / USA / Ethan Wiley
- Death Mask / USA / Steve Latshaw
- Deep Rising / Canada, USA / Stephen Sommers
- Goosebumps: "Bride of the Living Dummy" / Canada [TV] / Randy Bradshaw
- Goosebumps: "The Ghost Next Door" / Canada [TV] / Don McCutcheon
- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later / USA / Steve Miner
- Hybrid / USA / Fred Olen Ray
- Il fantasma dell'opera (The Phantom of the Opera) / Italy / Dario Argento
- In the Winter Dark / Australia / James Bogle
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer / USA / Danny Cannon
- La classe de neige (Class Trip) / France / Claude Miller
- Lady of the Lake / Canada / Maurice Devereaux
- Lust for Frankenstein / Spain, USA / Jesus Franco
- Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula (8 Legs to Love You) / SpainUSA / Jesus Franco
- Ögat (The Eye) / Sweden / Richard Hobert
- Phantoms / Japan, USA / Joe Chappelle
- Pi / USA / Darren Aronofsky
- Pig / USA [short] / Nico B., Rozz Williams
- Psycho / USA / Gus Van Sant
- Psycho Sisters / USA / Pete Jacelone
- Shadow Builder / Canada, USA / Jamie Dixon
- Sombre / France / Philippe Grandrieux
- Strangeland / USA / John Pieplow
- Sun faa sau si (Bio-Zombie) / Hong Kong / Wilson Yip
- Urban Legend / France, USA / Jamie Blanks
- Zbogum na dvaesetiot vek (Goodbye 20th Century) / Republic of Macedonia / Darko Mitrevski, Aleksandar Popovski

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