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 - 2008 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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2008
Top 5
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1. Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In)
Sweden / 69 points / Tomas Alfredson
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2. Eden Lake
UK / 40 points / James Watkins
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3. Martyrs
Canada, France / 39 points / Pascal Laugier
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4. The Ruins
Australia, Germany, USA / 23 points / Carter Smith
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5. Splinter
USA / 19 points / Toby Wilkins

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Cloverfield / USA / 18 points / Matt Reeves
6. (tie) Pontypool / Canada / 18 points / Bruce McDonald
7. Midnight Meat Train, The / USA / 17 points / Ryûhei Kitamura
8. Lake Mungo / Australia / 16 points / Joel Anderson
9. Strangers, The / USA / 13 points / Bryan Bertino
10. Repo! The Genetic Opera / USA / 10 points / Darren Lynn Bousman

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Others receiving votes:

- Acolytes / Australia / Jon Hewitt
- Bad Biology / USA / Frank Henenlotter
- Bedfellows / USA [short] / Drew Daywalt
- Burrowers, The / USA / J.T. Petty
- Children, The / UK / Tom Shankland
- Cortex / France / Nicolas Boukhrief
- Cottage, The / UK / Paul Andrew Williams
- Dead and Gone / USA / Yossi Sasson
- Deadgirl / USA / Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel
- Dead Set / UK [TV] / Yann Demange
- Doomsday / Germany, South Africa, UK, USA / Neil Marshall
- Encarnação do Demônio (Embodiment of Evil) / Brazil / José Mojica Marins
- Fritt vilt II (Cold Prey 2) / Norway / Mats Stenberg
- GP506 (The Guard Post) / South Korea / Su-chang Kong
- I Sell the Dead / USA / Glenn McQuaid
- Kataude mashin gâru (The Machine Girl) / Japan, USA / Noboru Iguchi
- La maison Nucingen (Nucingen House) / Chile, France, Romania / Raoul Ruiz
- Midnight Movie / USA / Jack Messitt
- Mirrors / Germany, Romania, USA / Alexandre Aja
- No moriré sola (I'll Never Die Alone) / Argentina, Spain / Adrián García Bogliano
- 100 Feet / USA / Eric Red
- Otis / USA / Tony Krantz
- Quarantine / USA / John Erick Dowdle
- Sauna / Czech Republic, Finland / Antti-Jussi Annila
- Shuttle / USA / Edward Anderson
- Solstice / USA / Daniel Myrick
- Surveillance / Canada, Germany, USA / Jennifer Lynch
- Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu (Tokyo Gore Police) / JapanUSA / Yoshihiro Nishimura
- Vinyan / Australia, Belgium, France, UK / Fabrice Du Welz
- Wild Man of the Navidad, The / USA / Duane Graves, Justin Meeks
- X Files: I Want to Believe, The / Canada, USA / Chris Carter
- Zombie Strippers / USA / Jay Lee

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