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 - 1980 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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1980
Top 5
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1. The Shining
UKUSA / 60 points / Stanley Kubrick
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2. Cannibal Holocaust
Italy / 58 points / Ruggero Deodato
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3. The Changeling
Canada / 32 points / Peter Medak
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4. Inferno
Italy / 30 points / Dario Argento
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5. Maniac
USA / 27 points / William Lustig

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Making the Top 10:

6. Paura nella città dei morti viventi (City of the Living Dead) / Italy / 25 points / Lucio Fulci
7. Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out) / USA / 20 points / Lewis Jackson
8. Friday the 13th / USA / 17 points / Sean S. Cunningham
9. Fog, The / USA / 16 points / John Carpenter
10. (tie) Altered States / USA / 15 points / Ken Russell
10. (tie) La nuit des traquées (The Night of the Hunted) / France / 15 points / Jean Rollin

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Others receiving votes:

- Alligator / USA / Lewis Teague
- Boogey Man, The / USA / Ulli Lommel
- Che dau che (Hex vs. Witchcraft) / Hong Kong / Chih-Hung Kuei
- Dikaya okhota korolya Stakha (Savage Hunt of King Stakh) / Soviet Union / Valeri Rubinchik
- Don't Answer the Phone! / USA / Robert Hammer
- Dressed to Kill / USA / Brian De Palma
- Fade to Black / USA / Vernon Zimmerman
- Fukkatsu no hi (Day of Resurrection; Virus) / Japan / Kinji Fukasaku
- Godsend, The / UK / Gabrielle Beaumont
- Golem / Poland / Piotr Szulkin
- Gui da gui (Encounters of the Spooky Kind) / Hong Kong / Sammo Hung Kam-Bo
- Humanoids from the Deep / USA / Barbara Peeters
- Incubo sulla città contaminata (Nightmare City) / Italy, Mexico, Spain / Umberto Lenzi
- La casa sperduta nel parco (House on the Edge of the Park) / Italy / Ruggero Deodato
- La nuit de la mort! (Night of Death!) / France / Raphaël Delpard
- Macabre (Frozen Terror; Macabro) / Italy / Lamberto Bava
- Motel Hell / USA / Kevin Connor
- Ninth Configuration, The / USA / William Peter Blatty
- Sekkusu hantâ - sei kariudo (Sex Hunter) / Japan / Toshiharu Ikeda
- Silent Scream, The / UK [TV] / Alan Gibson
- Zûmu in: Bôkô danchi (Zoom In: Rape Apartments) / Japan / Naosuke Kurosawa

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