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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1969 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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1969
Top 5
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1. Môjû (Blind Beast)
Japan / 30 points / Yasuzô Masumura
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2. The Honeymoon Killers
USA / 29 points / Leonard Kastle
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3. Spalovac mrtvol (The Cremator)
Czechoslovakia / 28 points / Juraj Herz
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4. La residencia (The House That Screamed)
Spain / 24 points / Narciso Ibáñez Serrador
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5. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
UK / 20 points / Terence Fisher

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Making the Top 10:

6. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû (Horrors of Malformed Men) / Japan / 19 points / Teruo Ishii
7. (tie) Femina ridens (The Frightened Woman) / Italy / 9 points / Piero Schivazappa
7. (tie) What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? / USA / 9 points / Lee H. Katzin
8. (tie) La horripilante bestia humana (Night of the Bloody Apes) / Mexico / 8 points / René Cardona
8. (tie) Oblong Box, The / UK / 8 points / Gordon Hessler
8. (tie) Schreie in der Nacht (The Unnaturals) / Italy, West Germany / 8 points / Antonio Margheriti
9. Valley of Gwangi, The / USA / 6 points / Jim O'Connolly
10. Night Gallery / USA [TV] / 5 points / Boris Sagal, Barry Shear, Steven Spielberg

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Others receiving votes:

- Bambi Meets Godzilla / Canada [animated short] / Marv Newland
- Blood of Dracula's Castle / USA / Al Adamson
- Daddy's Gone A-Hunting / USA / Mark Robson
- El libro de piedra (The Book of Stone) / Mexico / Carlos Enrique Taboada
- Fangs of the Living Dead (Malenka) / Italy, Spain / Amando de Ossorio
- Gamera tai daiakuju Giron (Attack of the Monsters; Gamera vs. Guiron) / Japan / Noriaki Yuasa
- Haunted House of Horror, The (Horror House) / UK / Michael Armstrong
- Invocation of My Demon Brother / USA [short] / Kenneth Anger
- "It's Alive!" / USA / Larry Buchanan
- La venganza del sexo (The Curious Dr. Humpp) / Argentina / Emilio Vieyra
- Salvare la faccia (Psychout for Murder) / Argentina, Italy / Rossano Brazzi
- Scream Baby Scream / USA / Joseph Adler
- Ultimate Degenerate, The / USA / Michael Findlay
- Una sull'altra (Perversion Story) / France, Italy, Spain / Lucio Fulci
- Witchmaker, The / USA / William O. Brown

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2 comments:

spookyx3 said...

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO AUNT ALICE?
(christ!) NIGHTMARE IN WAX
THE MALTESE BIPPY

i mean, i can list BAMBI MEETS GODZILLA, but c'mon!

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1969

SWEET CHARITY (bob fosse)
PUTNEY SWOPE
THE STRUCTURE OF CRYSTAL
A TOUCH OF ZEN
A MARRIED COUPLE
WOMEN IN LOVE
A DAY WITH THE BOYS
MEDIUM COOL
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
MISSISSIPPI MERMAID

i should probably rethink SWEET CHARITY at #1 by now, and the last two are barely there. otherwise, i'm happy with this list.

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Cabaret and Star 80 are the only Bob Fosse movies I've seen, so I can't comment on Sweet Charity. Actually the only one I've seen from your second list is Women in Love!

I'd definitely recommend at least the Top 4 from this year. They are all very much worth seeing.

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