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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1963 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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1963
Top 5
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1. The Birds
USA / 50 points / Alfred Hitchcock
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2. The Haunting
UK, USA / 44 points / Robert Wise
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3. I tre volti della paura (Black Sabbath)
France, ItalyUSA / 41 points / Mario Bava
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4. La frusta e il corpo (The Whip and the Body)
France, Italy27 points / Mario Bava
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5. (tie) La ragazza che sapeva troppo
(The Girl Who Knew Too Much)
Italy / 16 points / Marian Dora
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5. (tie) The Sadist
USA16 points / James Landis

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Making the Top 10:

6. Haunted Palace, The / USA / 15 points / Roger Corman
7. X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (X) / USA / 14 points / Roger Corman
8. Dementia 13 / USA / 12 points / Francis Ford Coppola
9. Raven, The / USA / 10 points / Roger Corman
10. (tie) Blood Feast / USA / 9 points / Herschell Gordon Lewis
10. (tie) Day of the Triffids, The / UK / 9 points / Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis

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Others receiving votes:

- Au coeur de la vie (In the Midst of Life) / France / Robert Enrico
- Comedy of Terrors, The / USA / Jacques Tourneur
- Damned, The (These Are the Damned) / UK / Joseph Losey
- Der Zinker (The Squeaker) / France, West Germany / Alfred Vohrer
- Diary of a Madman / USA / Reginald Le Borg
- Horror (The Blancheville Monster) / Italy, Spain / Alberto De Martino
- Il demonio (The Demon) / France, Italy / Brunello Rondi
- La invasión de los vampiros (The Invasion of the Vampires) / Mexico / Miguel Morayta
- La Maldicion de la Llorona (The Curse of the Crying Woman) / Mexico / Rafael Baledón
- La vergine di Norimberga (Horror Castle; The Virgin of Nuremberg) / Italy / Antonio Margheriti
- Lord of the Flies / UK / Peter Brook
- Lo spettro (The Ghost) / Italy / Riccardo Freda
- Matango (Attack of the Mushroom People) / Japan / Ishirô Honda
- Paranoiac / UK / Freddie Francis
- Shock Corridor / USA / Samuel Fuller
- Terror, The / USA / Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill, Jack Nicholson
- Twice-Told Tales / USA / Sidney Salkow
- Unearthly Stranger / UK / John Krish
- Un roi sans divertissement (A Killer Without Distraction) / France / François Leterrier

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