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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 2014 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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2014
Top 5
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1. It Follows
USA / 62 points / David Robert Mitchell
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2. Housebound
New Zealand / 49 points / Gerard Johnstone
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3. (tie) The Babadook
Australia, Canada / 28 points / Jennifer Kent
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3. (tie) What We Do in the Shadows
New Zealand, USA28 points / Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
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4. Ich seh ich seh (Goodnight Mommy)
Austria23 points / Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
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5. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
USA22 points / Ana Lily Amirpour

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Making the Top 10:

6. Starry Eyes / BelgiumUSA / 16 points / Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
7. Let Us Prey / Ireland, UK / 15 points / Brian O'Malley
8. (tie) As Above, So Below / USA / 13 points / John Erick Dowdle
8. (tie) Honeymoon / USA / 13 points / Leigh Janiak
8. (tie) Late Phases / USA / 13 points / Adrián García Bogliano
9. 13 Sins / USA / 10 points / Daniel Stamm
10. The Canal / Ireland, UK / 9 points / Ivan Kavanagh

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Others receiving votes:

- ABCs of Death 2, The / Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, USA / Rodney Ascher, Julian Barratt, Robert Boocheck, Alejandro Brugués, Kristina Buozyte, Alexandre Bustillo, Larry Fessenden, Julian Gilbey, Jim Hosking, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, E.L. Katz, Aharon Keshales, Steven Kostanski, Marvin Kren, Juan Martínez Moreno, Erik Matti, Julien Maury, Robert Morgan, Chris Nash, Vincenzo Natali, Hajime Ohata, Navot Papushado, Bill Plympton, Dennison Ramalho, Todd Rohal, Jerome Sable, Bruno Samper, Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, Sôichi Umezawa
- Alléluia / Belgium, France / Fabrice Du Welz
- Amor eterno (Everlasting Love) / Spain / Marçal Forés
- Annabelle / USA / John R. Leonetti
- Aux yeux des vivants (Among the Living) / France / Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
- Blue Elephant, The / Egypt / Marwan Hamed
- Cooties / USA / Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion
- Digging Up the Marrow / USA / Adam Green
- Død snø 2 (Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead) / Iceland, Norway, UK, USA / Tommy Wirkola
- Editor, The / Canada / Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy
- Extraterrestrial / Canada, USA / Colin Minihan
- Godzilla / Japan, USA / Gareth Edwards
- Guest, The / UK, USA / Adam Wingard
- Hipopotamy (Hippos) / Poland [animated short] / Piotr Dumala
- Killers / Indonesia, Japan / Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
- Maps to the Stars / Canada, France, Germany, USA / David Cronenberg
- Ouija / USA / Stiles While
- Pazuru (Puzzle) / Japan / Eisuke Naitô
- Pictured / Sweden [short] / David F. Sandberg
- Purge: Anarchy, The / France, USA / James DeMonaco
- Pyramid, The / USA / Grégory Levasseur
- Signal, The / USA / William Eubank
- Spring / USA / Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
- Stonehearst Asylum (Eliza Graves) / USA / Brad Anderson
- Town That Dreaded Sundown, The / USA / Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
- Tusk / USA / Kevin Smith
- Unfriended / USA / Levan Gabriadze
- Voices, The / Germany, USA / Marjane Satrapi
- Welp (Cub) / Belgium / Jonas Govaerts
- Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead / Australia / Kiah Roache-Turner
- Zombeavers / USA / Jordan Rubin

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