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 1, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1966 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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1966
Top 5
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1. Operazione paura (Kill Baby, Kill)
Italy / 57 points / Mario Bava
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2. Seconds
USA / 48 points / John Frankenheimer
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3. Miss Muerte (The Diabolical Dr. Z)
France, Spain / 33 points / Jesus Franco
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4. The Plague of the Zombies
UK / 22 points / John Gilling
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5. The Reptile
UK / 21 points / John Gilling

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Making the Top 10:

6. Dracula, Prince of Darkness / UK / 18 points / Terence Fisher
7. Tanin no kao (The Face of Another) / Japan / 17 points / Hiroshi Teshigahara
8. Incubus / USA / 16 points / Leslie Stevens
9. (tie) Fahrenheit 451 / UK / 9 points / François Truffaut
9. (tie) Un angelo per Satana (An Angel for Satan) / Italy / 9 points / Camillo Mastrocinque
10. Queen of Blood (Planet of Blood) / USA / 8 points / Curtis Harrington

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Others receiving votes:

- Carry on Screaming! / UK / Gerald Thomas
- Chamber of Horrors / USA / Hy Averback
- Circus of Fear (Psycho-Circus) / UK, West Germany / John Llewellyn Moxey
- Daimajin (Majin, Monster of Terror) / Japan / Kimiyoshi Yasuda
- Eye of the Devil (13) / UK / J. Lee Thompson
- Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The / USA / Alan Rafkin
- Il terzo occhio (The Third Eye) / Italy / Mino Guerrini
- Island of Terror / UK / Terence Fisher
- Le Horla / France [short] / Jean-Daniel Pollet
- Manos: The Hands of Fate / USA / Harold P. Warren
- Pánico (Panic) / Mexico / Julián Soler
- Take Me Naked / USA / Michael Findlay, Roberta Findlay
- Yngsjömordet (Woman of Darkness) / Sweden / Arne Mattsson

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