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 15, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1981 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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1981
Top 5
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1. The Evil Dead
USA / 74 points / Sam Raimi
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2. An American Werewolf in London
UKUSA / 61 points / John Landis
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3. Friday the 13th Part 2
USA / 30 points / Steve Miner
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4. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (The Beyond)
Italy / 29 points / Lucio Fulci
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5. The Howling
USA / 28 points / Joe Dante

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Making the Top 10:

6. Scanners / Canada / 25 points / David Cronenberg
7. Possession / France, West Germany / 18 points / Andrzej Zulawski
8. Prowler, The / USA / 16 points / Joseph Zito
9. (tie) Burning, The / Canada, USA / 15 points / Tony Maylam
9. (tie) Dead & Buried / USA / 15 points / Gary Sherman
9. (tie) My Bloody Valentine / Canada / 15 points / George Mihalka
10. Halloween II / USA / 14 points / Rick Rosenthal

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Others receiving votes:

- Dark Night of the Scarecrow / USA [TV] / Frank De Felitta
- Day of Judgment, A / USA / Christopher Reynolds
- Deadly Blessing / USA / Wes Craven
- Docteur Jekyll et les femmes (Doctor Jekyll and His Women) / France, West Germany / Walerian Borowczyk
- Don't Go in the Woods / USA / James Bryan
- Final Conflict, The (Omen III) / UK, USA / Graham Baker
- Gu (Bewitched) / Hong Kong / Chih-Hung Kuei
- Ghost Story / USA / John Irvin
- Gipeun bam gabjagi (Suddenly in Dark Night) / South Korea / Young Nam Ko
- Happy Birthday to Me / Canada / J. Lee Thompson
- Heavy Metal / Canada [animated feature] / Gerald Potterton
- Hell Night / USA / Tom DeSimone
- Inseminoid (Horror Planet) / UK / Norman J. Warren
- Just Before Dawn / USA / Jeff Lieberman
- Le notti del terrore (Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror) / Italy / Andrea Bianchi
- Ms. 45 / USA / Abel Ferrara
- Nightdreams / USA / Francis Delia
- Nightmare (Nightmare in a Damaged Brain) / Italy, USA / Romano Scavolini
- Pit, The / Canada / Lew Lehman
- Quella villa accanto al cimitero (The House by the Cemetery) / Italy / Lucio Fulci
- Ritam zlocina (Rhythm of a Crime) / Yugoslavia / Zoran Tadic
- Savage Harvest / USA / Robert L. Collins
- Tajemství hradu v Karpatech (The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians) / Czechoslovakia / Oldrich Lipský
- Wojna swiatów - nastepne stulecie (The War of the Worlds: Next Century) / Poland / Piotr Szulkin
- Wolfen / USA / Michael Wadleigh

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