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, February 12, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1964 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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1964
Top 5
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1. The Masque of the Red Death
UKUSA / 56 points / Roger Corman
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2. Onibaba
Japan / 50 points / Kaneto Shindô
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3. Sei donne per l'assassino (Blood and Black Lace)
France, Italy, Monaco / 40 points / Mario Bava
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4. Kaidan (Kwaidan)
Japan / 32 points / Masaki Kobayashi
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5. The Last Man on Earth
Italy, USA / 26 points / Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow

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Making the Top 10:

6. Gorgon, The / UK / 15 points / Terence Fisher
7. (tie) Tomb of Ligeia, The / UK, USA / 12 points / Roger Corman
7. (tie) Two-Thousand Maniacs! / USA / 12 points / Herschell Gordon Lewis
8. Danza macabra (Castle of Blood) / France, Italy / 11 points / Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti
9. (tie) À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul) / Brazil / 9 points / José Mojica Marins
9. (tie) Flesh Eaters, The / USA / 9 points / Jack Curtis
10. Strait-Jacket / USA / 8 points / William Castle

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Others receiving votes:

- Black Torment, The (Estate of Insanity) / UK / Robert Hartford-Davis
- Devil Doll / UK / Lindsay Shonteff
- El extraño viaje (Strange Voyage) / Spain / Fernando Fernán Gómez
- Hakujitsumu (Day-Dream) / Japan / Tetsuji Takechi
- Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte / USA / Robert Aldrich
- I lunghi capelli della morte (The Long Hair of Death) / Italy / Antonio Margheriti
- Kulay dugo ang gabi (The Blood Drinkers) / Philippines, USA / Gerardo de Leon
- La cripta e l'incubo (Crypt of the Vampire) / Italy, Spain / Camillo Mastrocinque
- Lady in a Cage / USA / Walter Grauman
- La strage dei vampiri (Slaughter of the Vampires) / Italy / Roberto Mauri
- Maeui gyedan (Devil's Stairway) / South Korea / Man-hui Lee
- Nightmare / UK / Freddie Francis
- Night Must Fall / UK / Karel Reisz
- Night Walker, The / USA / William Castle
- Seance on a Wet Afternoon / UK / Bryan Forbes
- Strangler, The / USA / Burt Topper
- Witchcraft / UK / Don Sharp

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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4 comments:

spookyx3 said...

MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
WOMAN IN THE DUNES
KAIDAN
NIGHT WALKER
LAST MAN ON EARTH

really have no excuse for not having seen ONIBABA.

DEAR HEART
WOMAN IN THE DUNES
LILITH
THE NAKED KISS
BLACK SUN
KAIDAN
POINT OF ORDER!
KISS ME, STUPID
NOTHING BUT A MAN
SOY CUBA

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Better remedy that with Onibaba! It really does deserve the praise it's received. As much as I love it, Kaidan and some others from this year, was kind of glad to see Masque win because that's been a favorite of mine for years. I go back and forth on whether Woman in the Dunes is horror or not. It's pretty eerie.

spookyx3 said...

> I go back and forth on whether Woman in the Dunes is horror...

i hadn't ever considered it as such. wouldn't have included it if the list wasn't here to work with.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I see it pop up on horror lists pretty frequently. Probably because of the eeriness and it's so hard to classify. Often surreal / fantastical films that are dark get lumped into horror when there is no other place to put them.

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