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.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1984 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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1984
Top 5
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1. A Nightmare on Elm Street
USA / 65 points / Wes Craven
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2. The Company of Wolves
UK / 57 points / Neil Jordan
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3. Gremlins
USA / 41 points / Joe Dante
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4. Davitelj protiv davitelja (Strangler vs. Strangler)
Yugoslavia / 20 points / Slobodan Sijan
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5. The Terminator
UK, USA / 19 points / James Cameron

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Making the Top 10:

6. Silent Night, Deadly Night / USA / 18 points / Charles E. Sellier Jr.
7. Toxic Avenger, The / USA / 17 points / Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
8. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter / USA / 16 points / Joseph Zito
9. Night of the Comet / USA / 15 points / Thom Eberhardt
10. Combat Shock / USA / 13 points / Buddy Giovinazzo

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Others receiving votes:

- Black Devil Doll from Hellt / USA / Chester Novell Turner
- Body Double / USA / Brian De Palma
- Census Taker, The / USA / Bruce R. Cook
- Children of the Corn / USA / Fritz Kiersch
- C.H.U.D. / USA / Douglas Cheek
- Clash / France, Yugoslavia / Raphaël Delpard
- Crimes of Passion / USA / Ken Russell
- Decoder / West Germany / Muscha
- Dom Sary (Sara's House) / Poland [TV] / Zygmunt Lech
- Don't Open Till Christmas / UK / Edmund Purdom
- Dreamscape / USA / Joseph Ruben
- Firestarter / USA / Mark L. Lester
- Initiation, The / USA / Larry Stewart
- Masks of Death, The / UK [TV] / Roy Ward Baker
- Purana Mandir (The Old Temple) / India / Shyam Ramsay, Tulsi Ramsay
- Razorback / Australia / Russell Mulcahy
- Saraba hakobune (Farewell to the Ark) / Japan / Shûji Terayama
- Scream for Help / Italy, UK, USA / Michael Winner
- Silent Madness / USA / Simon Nuchtern
- Special Effects / USA / Larry Cohen
- Veneno para las hadas (Poison for the Fairies) / Mexico / Carlos Enrique Taboada
- Wild beasts - Belve feroci (Wild Beasts) / Italy / Franco Prosperi

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1 comment:

spookyx3 said...

SPECIAL EFFECTS
NIGHT OF THE COMET
THE CENSUS TAKER
NINJA III: THE DOMINATION
BLONDE DEATH
CRIMES OF PASSION
TOXIC AVENGER

uuuhh...

LOVE STREAMS
SHANGHAI BLUES
CHOOSE ME
THE EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER
THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
STANDARD GAUGE
BLONDE DEATH
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STOP MAKING SENSE
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