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 14, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1959 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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1959
Top 5
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1. A Bucket of Blood
USA / 53 points / Roger Corman
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2. House on Haunted Hill
USA / 48 points / William Castle
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3. The Tingler
USA / 34 points / William Castle
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4. The Hound of the Baskervilles
UK / 29 points / Terence Fisher
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5. Misterios de ultratumba (The Black Pit of Dr. M)
Mexico / 21 points / Fernando Méndez

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Making the Top 10:

6. Mummy, The / UKUSA / 20 points / Terence Fisher
7. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan (The Ghost of Yotsuya) / Japan / 12 points / Nobuo Nakagawa
8. Plan 9 from Outer Space / USA / 11 points / Edward D. Wood Jr.
9. (tie) Die Nackte und der Satan (The Head) / West Germany / 10 points / Victor Trivas
9. (tie) Suddenly, Last Summer / USA / 10 points / Joseph L. Mankiewicz
10. (tie) El hombre y el monstruo (The Man and the Monster) / Mexico / 7 points / Rafael Baledón
10. (tie) Horrors of the Black Museum / UK / 7 points / Arthur Crabtree
10. (tie) Killer Shrews, The / USA / 7 points / Ray Kellogg

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Others receiving votes:

- Alligator People, The / USA / Roy Del Ruth
- Attack of the Giant Leeches / USA / Bernard L. Kowalski
- Bat, The / USA / Crane Wilbur
- Caltiki il mostro immortale (Caltiki, the Immortal Monster) / Italy, USA / Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda
- 4D Man / USA / Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
- Manster, The / Japan, USA / George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane
- Man Who Could Cheat Death, The / UK / Terence Fisher
- Night of the Ghouls / USA / Edward D. Wood Jr.
- Return of the Fly / USA / Edward L. Bernds
- Terror Is a Man / Philippines, USA / Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero
- Twilight Zone: "Perchance to Dream," The / USA [TV] / Robert Florey
- Wasp Woman, The / USA / Roger Corman
- World, the Flesh and the Devil, The / USA / Ranald MacDougall

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2 comments:

spookyx3 said...

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THE
A BUCKET OF BLOOD
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE
TINGLER
WASP WOMAN
NIGHT OF THE GHOULS
TEENAGE ZOMBIES
HIDEOUS SUN DEMON
KILLER SHREWS

1959

SHADOWS
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
THE CRIMSON KIMONO
GOOD MORNING
VERBOTEN!
BLACK ORPHEUS
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
ANATOMY OF A MURDER
COMPULSION
A BUCKET OF BLOOD

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I was surprised Bucket of Blood won this year over House on Haunted Hill but both are worthy winners. My personal favorite is Ghost of Yotsuya based on what I've seen though.

And I've actually seen most of the movies on your second list for a change! Big fan of Black Orpheus, Compulsion and Shadows.

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