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 - 2013 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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2013
Top 5
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1. The Conjuring
USA / 46 points / James Wan
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2. Under the Skin
Switzerland, UK, USA / 45 points / Jonathan Glazer
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3. World War Z
Malta, USA / 22 points / Marc Forster
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4. The Sacrament
USA / 18 points / Ti West
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5. Oculus
USA / 17 points / Mike Flanagan

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Evil Dead / USA / 15 points / Fede Alvarez
6. (tie) Only Lovers Left Alive / France, Germany, Greece, UK / 15 points / Jim Jarmusch
7. (tie) Gureitofuru deddo (Greatful Dead) / Japan / 13 points / Eiji Uchida
7. (tie) Open Grave / USA / 13 points / Gonzalo López-Gallego
8. (tie) Jug Face / USA / 12 points / Chad Crawford Kinkle
8. (tie) Mama / Canada, Spain / 12 points / Andrés Muschietti
9. (tie) L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears) / Belgium, France, Luxembourg / 10 points / Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
9. (tie) Stoker / UK, USA / 10 points / Chan-wook Park
9. (tie) Warm Bodies / Canada, USA / 10 points / Jonathan Levine
10. Geung si (Rigor Mortis) / Hong Kong / 9 points / Juno Mak

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Others receiving votes:

- Afflicted / CanadaUSA / Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
- All Cheerleaders Die / USA / Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
- Bad Milo / USA / Jacob Vaughan
- Banshee Chapter / Germany, USA / Blair Erickson
- Bell Witch Haunting, The / USA / Glenn Miller
- Big Ass Spider! / USA / Mike Mendez
- Big Bad Wolves / Israel / Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
- Contracted / USA / Eric England
- Dark Skies / USA / Scott Stewart
- Dark Touch / France, Ireland, Sweden / Marina de Van
- Dead 2: India, The / UK / Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
- Devil's Pass (The Dyatlov Pass Incident) / Russia, UK, USA / Renny Harlin
- Discopathe / Canada / Renaud Gauthier
- Escape from Tomorrow / USA / Randy Moore
- Field in England, A / UK / Ben Wheatley
- Frankenstein's Army / Czech Republic, Netherlands, USA / Richard Raaphorst
- Frozen Ground, The / USA / Scott Walker
- Green Inferno, The / Chile, USA / Eli Roth
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters / Germany, USA / Tommy Wirkola
- Hatchet III / USA / BJ McDonnell
- Història de la meva mort (Story of My Death) / France, Romania, Spain / Albert Serra
- Horns / Canada, USA / Alexandre Aja
- Human Race, The / USA / Paul Hough
- Insidious: Chapter 2 / Canada, USA / James Wan
- Kuroyuri danchi (The Complex) / Japan / Hideo Nakata
- La casa del fin de los tiempos (The House at the End of Time) / Venezuela / Alejandro Hidalgo
- Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching) / France, Spain / Álex de la Iglesia
- L'inconnu du lac (Stranger by the Lake) / France / Alain Guiraudie
- Odd Thomas / USA / Stephen Sommers
- Oltre il guado (Across the River) / Italy / Lorenzo Bianchini
- Omnívoros (Omnivores) / Spain / Óscar Rojo
- Purge, The / France, USA / James DeMonaco
- Raptor Ranch (The Dinosaur Experiment) / Russia, USA / Dan Bishop
- Shadow People (The Door) / USA / Matthew Arnold
- Soulmate / UK / Axelle Carolyn
- Stalled / UK / Christian James
- Texas Chainsaw 3D / USA / John Luessenhop
- Toy Story of Terror / USA [animated short] / Angus MacLane
- V/H/S/2 / Canada, Indonesia, USA / Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale,  Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard
- We Are What We Are / France, USA / Jim Mickle
- Wer / USA / William Brent Bell
- Willow Creek / USA / Bobcat Goldthwait
- Wolf Creek 2 / Australia / Greg McLean

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7 comments:

spookyx3 said...

it surprises me that i saw not one, not two, but three (count 'em!) horror movies from 2013: WILLOW CREEK (that one effective "what's out there?" scene in the tent...), CURSE OF CHUCKY (which didn't get any votes), and THE WNUF HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, which more-or-less nails the look, but got super repetitive after an hour. i tried to watch another by lamartina, CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU, and bailed around the 15 minute mark.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I'm not a fan of this particular Top 5 at all. The Conjuring and World War Z were both hugely disappointing trips to the theater for me. Oculus is great for the first hour or so but I wasn't a fan of the last third. Never finished The Sacrament and still need to see Under the Skin. Further down the list, the Evil Dead remake was basically just a well-made gore-fest sadly lacking the personality of the original, Open Grave was OK-ish but not great and Strange Color of Your Body's Tears I found utterly awful.

spookyx3 said...

i'm totally adrift in these years. i discovered the lovely leanna chamish through the WNUF thing (or maybe it was that dohler doc, BLOOD, BOOBS & BEAST). she started in 2001, so i'll have a hell of a time finding anything she's in that's tolerable.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Can't help you out there because I've never seen a single film starring her.

spookyx3 said...

a fool's errand, probably.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Looks like she is in a movie with Brinke called "Her Morbid Desires." Surprised you haven't seen that one yet. lol

spookyx3 said...

i must remedy this oversight immediately.

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