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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1972 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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1972
Top 5
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1. Non si sevizia un paperino 
(Don't Torture a Duckling)
Italy / 33 points / Lucio Fulci
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2. The Last House on the Left
USA / 30 points / Wes Craven
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3. Deliverance
USA / 22 points / John Boorman
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4. Horror Express
Spain, UK / 21 points / Eugenio Martín
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5. La noche del terror ciego (Tombs of the Blind Dead)
Portugal, Spain / 20 points / Amando de Ossorio

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Making the Top 10:

6. La novia ensangrentada (The Blood Spattered Bride) / Spain / 18 points / Vicente Aranda
7. Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave (Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key) / Italy / 17 points / Sergio Martino
7. (tie) Tales from the Crypt / UK, USA / 17 points / Freddie Francis
8. Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things / USA / 15 points / Bob Clark
9. (tie) La dama rossa uccide sette volte (The Red Queen Kills 7 Times) / Italy, West Germany / 14 points / Emilio Miraglia
9. (tie) Night Stalker, The / USA [TV] / 14 points / John Llewellyn Moxey
9. (tie) Tutti i colori del buio (All the Colors of the Dark) / Italy, Spain / 14 points / Sergio Martino
10. (tie) Other, The / USA / 12 points / Robert Mulligan
10. (tie) Warning to the Curious, A / UK [TV] / 12 points / Lawrence Gordon Clark

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Others receiving votes:

- Arcana / Italy / Giulio Questi
- Asylum / UK / Roy Ward Baker
- Blacula / USA / William Crain
- Blood Freak / USA / Brad F. Grinter, Steve Hawkes
- Chi l'ha vista morire? (Who Saw Her Die?) / Italy, West Germany / Aldo Lado
- Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (What Have You Done to Solange?) / Italy, West Germany / Massimo Dallamano
- Crawlspace / USA [TV] / John Newland
- Daddy's Deadly Darling (Pigs) / USA / Marc Lawrence
- Dear Dead Delilah / USA / John Farris
- Diabel (The Devil) / Poland / Andrzej Zulawski
- Diabólica malicia (What the Peeper Saw) / Italy, Spain, UK, West Germany / James Kelley
- Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (Dr. Jekyll and the Wolfman) / Spain / León Klimovsky
- Dr. Phibes Rises Again / UK, USA / Robert Fuest
- Dracula A.D. 1972 / UK / Alan Gibson
- Frenzy / UK / Alfred Hitchcock
- Frogs / USA / George McCowan
- Il maestro e Margherita (The Master and Margaret) / Italy, Yugoslavia / Aleksandar Petrovic
- Images / UK, USA / Robert Altman
- La notte dei diavoli (Night of the Devils) / Italy, Spain / Giorgio Ferroni
- Morbo (Morbidness) / Spain / Gonzalo Suárez
- Morgiana / Czechoslovakia / Juraj Herz
- Perché quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? (The Case of the Bloody Iris) / Italy / Giuliano Carnimeo
- Pink Flamingos / USA / John Waters
- Possession of Joel Delaney, The / USA / Waris Hussein
- Private Parts / USA / Paul Bartel
- Raw Meat (Deathline) / UK / Gary Sherman
- Screaming Woman, The / USA [TV] / Jack Smight
- Season of the Witch (Jack's Wife) / USA / George A. Romero
- Seidan botan-dôrô (Hellish Love) / Japan / Chûsei Sone
- Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso (Seven Blood-Stained Orchids) / Italy, West Germany / Umberto Lenzi
- Straight On Till Morning / UK / Peter Collinson
- Vampire Circus / UK / Robert Young
- Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? / UK / Curtis Harrington

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