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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1991 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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1991
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Silence of the Lambs
USA / 72 points / Jonathan Demme
* * * * * * * * * *
2. (tie) La setta (The Devil's Daughter; The Sect)
Italy / 36 points / Michele Soavi
* * * * * * * * * *
2. (tie) The People Under the Stairs
USA / 36 points / Wes Craven
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Delicatessen
France17 points / Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Nekromanik 2
Germany16 points / Jörg Buttgereit
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The Boneyard
USA13 points / James Cummins

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Making the Top 10:

6. Popcorn / USA / 12 points / Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby
7. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge / USA / 11 points / David DeCoteau
8. Pit and the Pendulum, The / USA / 10 points / Stuart Gordon
9. (tie) Borrower, The / USA / 9 points / John McNaughton
9. (tie) Cast a Deadly Spell / USA [TV] / 9 points / Martin Campbell
10. (tie) Cape Fear / USA / 8 points / Martin Scorsese
10. (tie) Lik wong (Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki) / Hong Kong, Japan / 8 points / Ngai Choi Lam
10. (tie) Resurrected, The / USA / 8 points / Dan O'Bannon

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Others receiving votes:

- Afraid of the Dark / France, UK / Mark Peploe
- Ålder okänd (Age Unknown) / Sweden [TV] / Richard Hobert
- Barton Fink / UK, USA / Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- Basket Case 3: The Progeny / USA / Frank Henenlotter
- Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh / USA / Dean Tschetter
- Body Parts / USA / Eric Red
- Carne / France [short] / Gaspar Noé
- Child of Darkness, Child of Light / USA [TV] / Marina Sargenti
- Child's Play 3 / UK, USA / Jack Bender
- Demoni 3 (Black Demons) / Italy / Umberto Lenzi
- Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College / USA / John Carl Buechler
- Highway to Hell / USA / Ate de Jong
- Howling VI: The Freaks / UK / Hope Perello
- Kamitsukitai/Dorakiyura yori ai-0 (My Soul Is Slashed) / Japan / Shûsuke Kaneko
- Le porte del silenzio (Door to Silence) / Italy / Lucio Fulci
- Liao zhai yan tan xu ji zhi wu tong shen (Erotic Ghost Story II) / Hong Kong / Peter Ngor
- Malina / Austria, Germany / Werner Schroeter
- Mom / USA / Patrick Rand
- Papa, umer ded moroz (Daddy, Father Frost Is Dead) / Soviet Union / Yevgeny Yufit
- Refrigerator, The / USA / Nicholas Jacobs
- Poison / USA / Todd Haynes
- Sandman, The / UK [animated short] / Paul Berry
- Scanners II: The New Order / Canada / Christian Duguay
- Shock 'Em Dead / USA / Mark Freed
- Sometimes They Come Back / USA [TV] / Tom McLoughlin
- Steel and Lace / USA / Ernest D. Farino
- Subspecies / USA / Ted Nicolaou
- Tales from the Crypt: "Abra Cadaver" / USA [TV] / Stephen Hopkins
- There's Nothing Out There / USA / Rolfe Kanefsky
- Tretya planeta (The Third Planet) / Soviet Union / Aleksandr Rogozhkin
- Unborn, The / USA / Rodman Flender

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The 2015 Orloks - 2013 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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2013
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Conjuring
USA / 46 points / James Wan
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Under the Skin
Switzerland, UK, USA / 45 points / Jonathan Glazer
* * * * * * * * * *
3. World War Z
Malta, USA / 22 points / Marc Forster
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The Sacrament
USA / 18 points / Ti West
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Oculus
USA / 17 points / Mike Flanagan

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Evil Dead / USA / 15 points / Fede Alvarez
6. (tie) Only Lovers Left Alive / France, Germany, Greece, UK / 15 points / Jim Jarmusch
7. (tie) Gureitofuru deddo (Greatful Dead) / Japan / 13 points / Eiji Uchida
7. (tie) Open Grave / USA / 13 points / Gonzalo López-Gallego
8. (tie) Jug Face / USA / 12 points / Chad Crawford Kinkle
8. (tie) Mama / Canada, Spain / 12 points / Andrés Muschietti
9. (tie) L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears) / Belgium, France, Luxembourg / 10 points / Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
9. (tie) Stoker / UK, USA / 10 points / Chan-wook Park
9. (tie) Warm Bodies / Canada, USA / 10 points / Jonathan Levine
10. Geung si (Rigor Mortis) / Hong Kong / 9 points / Juno Mak

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Others receiving votes:

- Afflicted / CanadaUSA / Derek Lee, Clif Prowse
- All Cheerleaders Die / USA / Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
- Bad Milo / USA / Jacob Vaughan
- Banshee Chapter / Germany, USA / Blair Erickson
- Bell Witch Haunting, The / USA / Glenn Miller
- Big Ass Spider! / USA / Mike Mendez
- Big Bad Wolves / Israel / Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado
- Contracted / USA / Eric England
- Dark Skies / USA / Scott Stewart
- Dark Touch / France, Ireland, Sweden / Marina de Van
- Dead 2: India, The / UK / Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford
- Devil's Pass (The Dyatlov Pass Incident) / Russia, UK, USA / Renny Harlin
- Discopathe / Canada / Renaud Gauthier
- Escape from Tomorrow / USA / Randy Moore
- Field in England, A / UK / Ben Wheatley
- Frankenstein's Army / Czech Republic, Netherlands, USA / Richard Raaphorst
- Frozen Ground, The / USA / Scott Walker
- Green Inferno, The / Chile, USA / Eli Roth
- Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters / Germany, USA / Tommy Wirkola
- Hatchet III / USA / BJ McDonnell
- Història de la meva mort (Story of My Death) / France, Romania, Spain / Albert Serra
- Horns / Canada, USA / Alexandre Aja
- Human Race, The / USA / Paul Hough
- Insidious: Chapter 2 / Canada, USA / James Wan
- Kuroyuri danchi (The Complex) / Japan / Hideo Nakata
- La casa del fin de los tiempos (The House at the End of Time) / Venezuela / Alejandro Hidalgo
- Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching) / France, Spain / Álex de la Iglesia
- L'inconnu du lac (Stranger by the Lake) / France / Alain Guiraudie
- Odd Thomas / USA / Stephen Sommers
- Oltre il guado (Across the River) / Italy / Lorenzo Bianchini
- Omnívoros (Omnivores) / Spain / Óscar Rojo
- Purge, The / France, USA / James DeMonaco
- Raptor Ranch (The Dinosaur Experiment) / Russia, USA / Dan Bishop
- Shadow People (The Door) / USA / Matthew Arnold
- Soulmate / UK / Axelle Carolyn
- Stalled / UK / Christian James
- Texas Chainsaw 3D / USA / John Luessenhop
- Toy Story of Terror / USA [animated short] / Angus MacLane
- V/H/S/2 / Canada, Indonesia, USA / Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale,  Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard
- We Are What We Are / France, USA / Jim Mickle
- Wer / USA / William Brent Bell
- Willow Creek / USA / Bobcat Goldthwait
- Wolf Creek 2 / Australia / Greg McLean

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The 2015 Orloks - 2011 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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2011
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. The Innkeepers
USA / 30 points / Ti West
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Livide (Livid)
France / 25 points / Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury
* * * * * * * * * *
3. La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In)
Spain / 23 points / Pedro Almodóvar
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Mientras duermes (Sleep Tight)
Spain / 22 points / Jaume Balagueró
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Lovely Molly
USA / 21 points / Eduardo Sánchez

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Attack the Block / France, UK / 19 points / Joe Cornish
6. (tie) Human Centipede II (Full Sequence), The / USA / 19 points / Tom Six
6. (tie) You're Next / UK, USA / 19 points / Adam Wingard
7. Thing, The / Canada, USA / 18 points / Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
8. (tie) Absentia / USA / 12 points / Mike Flanagan
8. (tie) Incident, The (Asylum Blackout) / Belgium, France, USA / 12 points / Alexandre Courtès
8. (tie) Megan Is Missing / USA / 12 points / Michael Goi
9. (tie) Kill List / UK / 11 points / Ben Wheatley
9. (tie) Lobos de Arga (Game of Werewolves) / Spain / 11 points / Juan Martinez Moreno
10. (tie) Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead) / Cuba, Spain / 9 points / Alejandro Brugués
10. (tie) Woman, The / USA / 9 points / Lucky McKee

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Others receiving votes:

- Alyce Kills / USA / Jay Lee
- Apollo 18 / Canada, USA / Gonzalo López-Gallego
- Awakening / USA [TV] / David Von Ancken
- Babycall (The Monitor) / Germany, Norway, Sweden / Pål Sletaune
- Black Mirror: "Fifteen Million Merits" / UK [TV] / Euros Lyn
- Bleeding, The (The Bleeding House) / USA / Philip Gelatt
- Cadaver Christmas, A / USA / Joe Zerull
- Cheerleader Massacre 2 / USA / Brad Rushing
- Chop / USA / Trent Haaga
- Dernière séance (Last Screening) / France / Laurent Achard
- Detention / USA / Joseph Kahn
- Devil's Rock, The / New Zealand / Paul Campion
- Divide, The / Canada, France, Germany, USA / Xavier Gens
- Drive Angry / USA / Patrick Lussier
- Exit Humanity / Canada / John Geddes
- Father's Day / Canada, USA / Adam Brooks, Jeremy Gillespie, Matthew Kennedy, Steven Kostanski, Conor Sweeney
- Faust / Russia / Aleksandr Sokurov
- Final Destination 5 / Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA / Steven Quale
- Fright Night / USA / Craig Gillespie
- Grave Encounters / Canada / Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz
- Hell / Germany, Switzerland / Tim Fehlbaum
- Hobo with a Shotgun / Canada / Jason Eisener
- Hostel: Part III / USA / Scott Spiegel
- Husk / USA / Brett Simmons
- Koi no tsumi (Guilty of Romance) / Japan / Shion Sono
- La cara oculta (The Hidden Face) / Colombia, Spain / Andrés Baiz
- Lilith / USA / Sridhar Reddy
- Rabitto horâ 3D (Rabbit Horror; Tormented) / Japan, Netherlands / Takashi Shimizu
- Red Riding Hood / Canada, USA / Catherine Hardwicke
- Red State / USA / Kevin Smith
- Silent House / France, USA / Chris Kentis, Laura Lau
- Some Guy Who Kills People / USA / Jack Perez
- Straw Dogs / USA / Rod Lurie
- Super 8 / USA / J.J. Abrams
- Swamp Shark / USA / Griff Furst
- Take Shelter / USA / Jeff Nichols
- Theatre Bizarre, The / Canada, France, USA / Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini, Richard Stanley
- Tunnel, The / Australia / Carlo Ledesma

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