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.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 2012 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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2012
Top 5
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1. Sinister
UK, USA / 56 points / Scott Derrickson
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2. The Cabin in the Woods
USA / 43 points / Drew Goddard
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3. Maniac
FranceUSA / 42 points / Franck Khalfoun
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4. Byzantium
Ireland, UK, USA / 30 points / Neil Jordan
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5. Ahí va el diablo (Here Comes the Devil)
Mexico / 24 points / Adrián García Bogliano

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Making the Top 10:

6. Berberian Sound Studio / UK / 20 points / Peter Strickland
7. Excision / USA / 17 points / Richard Bates Jr.
8. (tie) Battery, The / USA / 16 points / Jeremy Gardner
8. (tie) Chained / Canada / 16 points / Jennifer Lynch
9. Grabbers / Ireland, UK / 15 points / Jon Wright
10. American Mary / Canada / 13 points / Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

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Others receiving votes:

- ABCs of Death, The / New ZealandUSA / Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi
- Aku no kyôten (Lesson of the Evil) / Japan / Takashi Miike
- Al Pereira vs. the Alligator Ladies / Spain / Jesus Franco
- Antiviral / Canada, France / Brandon Cronenberg
- Bait / Australia, Singapore / Kimble Rendall
- Butterfly Room, The / Italy, USA / Jonathan Zarantonello
- Chernobyl Diaries / USA / Bradley Parker
- Citadel / Ireland, UK / Ciarán Foy
- Cockneys vs. Zombies / UK / Matthias Hoene
- Conspiracy, The / Canada / Christopher MacBride
- Dark Shadows / Australia, USA / Tim Burton
- Devil's Carnival, The / USA / Darren Lynn Bousman
- Found / USA / Scott Schirmer
- Frankenweenie / USA [animated feature] / Tim Burton
- In Their Skin / Canada / Jeremy Power Regimbal
- Iron Sky / Australia, Finland, Germany / Timo Vuorensola
- John Dies at the End / USA / Don Coscarelli
- Kiss of the Damned / USA / Xan Cassavetes
- Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, The / Canada / Rodrigo Gudiño
- Lords of Salem, The / Canada, UK, USA / Rob Zombie
- Modus Anomali (Ritual) / Indonesia / Joko Anwar
- 100 Bloody Acres / Australia / Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
- ParaNorman / USA [animated feature] / Chris Butler, Sam Fell
- Piranha 3DD / USA / John Gulager
- Prometheus / UK, USA / Ridley Scott
- [Rec]³: Génesis / Spain / Paco Plaza
- Resolution / USA / Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
- Seasoning House, The / UK / Paul Hyett
- Silent Hill: Revelation 3D / Canada, France, USA / Michael J. Bassett
- Silent Night / Canada, USA / Steven C. Miller
- Thale / Norway / Aleksander Nordaas
- Truth or Die / UK / Robert Heath
- V/H/S / USA / Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard
- Woman in Black, The / Canada, Sweden, UK / James Watkins
- Would You Rather / USA / David Guy Levy

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