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.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1935 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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1935
Top 5
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1. Bride of Frankenstein
USA / 74 points / James Whale
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2. Mad Love
USA / 58 points / Karl Freund
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3. The Raven
USA / 37 points / Lew Landers
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4. The Black Room
USA / 29 points / Roy William Neill
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5. Werewolf of London
USA / 27 points / Stuart Walker

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Making the Top 10:

6. Mark of the Vampire / USA / 12 points / Tod Browning
7. Der Student von Prag (The Student of Prague) / Germany / 6 points / Arthur Robison
8. Crime of Dr. Crespi, The / USA / 4 points / John H. Auer
9. (tie) Ghost Goes West, The / UK / 2 points / René Clair
9. (tie) Mystery of the Marie Celeste, The (Phantom Ship) / UK / 2 points / Denison Clift
10. (tie) Charlie Chan in Egypt / USA / 1 point / Louis King
10. (tie) Condemned to Live / USA / 1 point / Frank R. Strayer
10. (tie) Mystery of Edwin Drood / USA / 1 point / Stuart Walker

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Others receiving votes:

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2 comments:

spookyx3 said...

BRIDE, CHAN IN EGYPT & MARK OF THE VAMPIRE would make my horror list. all i could add would be a lot of ODH films, some of which would fit. really need to see MAD LOVE.

main list:

THE GOOD FAIRY
PETER IBBETSON
THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING
THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE
THE SCOUNDREL
REMEMBER LAST NIGHT?
FOUR HOURS TO KILL!
PAGE MISS GLORY
HERE COMES COOKIE
TOP HAT

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Funny, I have not seen Mad Love yet either. That's way up on my To Watch list. The Black Room is also very much worth watching. Great performance from Karloff in that one.

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