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, February 13, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1934 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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1934
Top 5
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1. The Black Cat
USA / 58 points / Edgar G. Ulmer
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Black Moon
USA / 33 points / Roy William Neill
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Maniac (Sex Maniac)
USA / 19 points / Dwain Esper
* * * * * * * * * *
4. (tie) The Mysterious Mr. Wong
USA / 7 points / William Nigh
* * * * * * * * * *

4. (tie) The Ninth Guest
USA / 7 points / Roy William Neill
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) The Beast of Borneo
USA / 6 points / Harry Garson
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) Bucket of Blood (The Tell-Tale Heart)
UK6 points / Brian Desmond Hurst
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) Crime Without Passion
USA6 points / Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) Dos monjes (Two Monks)
Mexico6 points / Juan Bustillo Oro
* * * * * * * * * *
5. (tie) House of Mystery
USA / 6 points / William Nigh

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Making the Top 10:

6. Chloe, Love Is Calling You / USA / 4 points / Marshall Neilan
7. (tie) El fantasma del convento (The Phantom of the Convent) / Mexico / 3 points / Fernando de Fuentes
7. (tie) Return of Chandu, The / USA / 3 points / Ray Taylor
8. (tie) Headless Horseman, The / USA [animated short] / 2 points / Ub Iwerks
8. (tie) Man Who Knew Too Much, The / UK / 2 points / Alfred Hitchcock
8. (tie) Rawhide Terror, The / USA / 2 points / Bruce Mitchell, Jack Nelson
9. Mystery of Mr. X, The / USA / 1 point / Edgar Selwyn
10.

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Others receiving votes:

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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1 comment:

spookyx3 said...

THE BLACK CAT
HOUSE OF MYSTERY
MURDER IN THE PRIVATE CAR
THE MYSTERIOUS MR. WONG
RETURN OF CHANDU
THE GHOST WALKS

1934

TWENTIETH CENTURY
THE LAST GENTLEMAN
A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS
IT'S A GIFT
THE BLACK CAT
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW?
MURDER ON THE BLACKBOARD
JIMMY THE GENT
THE THIN MAN
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(also-rans)
BIG HEARTED HERBERT
SIX OF A KIND
FASHIONS OF 1934
HOUSE OF MYSTERY
THE CASE OF THE HOWLING DOG
POOR CINDERELLA

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