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.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1986 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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1986
Top 5
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1. The Fly
Canada, UK, USA / 54 points / David Cronenberg
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2. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
USA / 40 points / John McNaughton
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3. From Beyond
USA / 32 points / Stuart Gordon
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4. Tras el cristal (In a Glass Cage)
Spain / 29 points / Agustí Villaronga
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5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
USA / 20 points / Tobe Hooper

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Making the Top 10:

6. Hitcher, The / USA / 19 points / Robert Harmon
7. Aliens / UK, USA / 15 points / James Cameron
8. Dèmoni 2... l'incubo ritorna (Demons 2) / Italy / 14 points / Lamberto Bava
9. Night of the Creeps / USA / 11 points / Fred Dekker
10. Blue Velvet / USA / 10 points / David Lynch

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Others receiving votes:

- April Fool's Day / USA / Fred Walton
- Chopping Mall / USA / Jim Wynorski
- Dark of the Night (Mr. Wong) / New Zealand / Gaylene Preston
- Dead End Drive-In / Australia / Brian Trenchard-Smith
- Deadly Friend / USA / Wes Craven
- Fair Game / Australia / Mario Andreacchio
- Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives / USA / Tom McLoughlin
- Ga, Ga - Chwala bohaterom (Ga-Ga: Glory to the Heroes) / Poland / Piotr Szulkin
- Gothic / UK / Ken Russell
- House / USA / Steve Miner
- Hunter's Blood / USA / Robert C. Hughes
- Il miele del diavolo (Dangerous Obsession; Devil's Honey) / Italy, Spain / Lucio Fulci
- Krysar (The Pied Piper) / Czechoslovakia, West Germany / Jirí Barta
- Little Shop of Horrors / USA / Frank Oz
- Madamu Sado: Mesu jigoku (Madame de Sade) / Japan / Yoshihiro Isomura
- Manhunter / USA / Michael Mann
- Matador / Spain / Pedro Almodóvar
- Maximum Overdrive / USA / Stephen King
- Neon Warriors / USA / Joseph Mangine
- Psycho III / USA / Anthony Perkins
- Quest, The (Frog Dreaming) / Australia / Brian Trenchard-Smith
- Screamtime / UK, USA / Michael Armstrong, Stanley A. Long
- Slaughter High / UK, USA / George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Litten
- Spookies / USA / Thomas Doran, Brendan Faulkner, Eugenie Joseph
- Vamp / USA / Richard Wenk
- Vendetta dal futuro (Atomic Cyborg; Hands of Steel) / Italy / Sergio Martino
- Witchboard / USA / Kevin S. Tenney
- Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li (The Seventh Curse) / Hong Kong / Ngai Choi Lam

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3 comments:

spookyx3 said...

FROM BEYOND
MR. VAMPIRE II (one of my favorite films, so there!!)
THE PHANTOM EMPIRE
NIGHT OF THE CREEPS
THE FLY
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
MR. WRONG
CHOPPING MALL
TERRORVISION
HENRY

ten best, '86:

AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
LANDSCAPE SUICIDE
PEKING OPERA BLUES
ROUTINE PLEASURES
TRUE STORIES
SHERMAN'S MARCH
INSIDE OUT (taicher)
FROM BEYOND
THE PHANTOM EMPIRE (i can't help it.)
--
(it's a rich year, 11-20)
LE RAYON VERT
MR. VAMPIRE II
CHOCOLATE INSPECTOR
DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS
RIVER'S EDGE
"THE COSBY SHOW" SEASON 3 TITLE SEQUENCE (bianchi films)
X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC
PING PONG (po chih leong)
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
SLEEPWALK

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

"MR. VAMPIRE II (one of my favorite films, so there!!)"

Now there's a surprise! This was probably my least favorite of the first four, though it's crazy and weird for sure.

"THE PHANTOM EMPIRE"

Reminds me I still have a handful of Fred Olen Ray movies I need to watch, and this is one of them.

"MR. WRONG"

Liked this one quite a bit. It gets quite a lot of "boring" comments but I didn't find it boring at all.

"HENRY"

Definitely my #1 pick for this year, but I can understand why The Fly won the poll as Henry isn't really the type of movie you can watch anytime. There are a lot of good films to choose from this year.

spookyx3 said...

> [MVII] probably my least favorite of the first four

real quick: i can understand why it's disliked the way it is -- the vampires are a family unit, yuen biao is wasted (all low level stunt work -- he's mostly just thrown into glass cabinets, wooden doors, walls), it updates to present day, the kid's stuff. thing is, it has the exact kind of cinematography, production design & overall feel that i keep chasing and looking for in other films of the period. i absolutely love the doctor's workshop and the wonderful extended silent-comedy style centrepiece that makes use of it. at this point, MV II is so much more to me than what's probably there, if that makes _any_ sense. given the majority opinion, i keep wondering when the magic will wear off but it never has.

> "THE PHANTOM EMPIRE" ... I need to watch

possibly another where unless you've had a long history with it (or aren't a die-hard fredhead) it won't work for you. just so you know, i think i'm rating it completely on the sense of style than the actual content of the movie.

> "MR. WRONG" ... I didn't find it boring at all.

same. what were they expecting, CHRISTINE?

> "HENRY" ... Definitely my #1 pick for this year

great movie. i've only seen it twice, second time to show to someone maybe about six years after it came out on tape. it's not something i ever think about needing to look at again. sticks with you.

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