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 2, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 2009 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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2009
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Drag Me to Hell
USA / 37 points / Sam Raimi
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Amer
Belgium, France / 31 points / Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
* * * * * * * * * *
3. Bakjwi (Thirst)
South Korea / 27 points / Chan-wook Park
* * * * * * * * * *
4. The House of the Devil
USA / 25 points / Ti West
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Coraline
USA [animated feature] / 23 points / Henry Selick

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Making the Top 10:

6. Antichrist / Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden / 22 points / Lars von Trier
7. Survival of the Dead / CanadaUSA / 21 points / George A. Romero
8. Zombieland / USA / 20 points / Ruben Fleischer
9. Human Centipede (First Sequence), The / Netherlands / 15 points / Tom Six
10. Collector, The / USA / 14 points / Marcus Dunstan

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Others receiving votes:

- After.Life / USA / Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
- Autumn / Canada / Steven Rumbelow
- Barbe bleue (Bluebeard) / France / Catherine Breillat
- Celda 211 (Cell 2011) / France, Spain / Daniel Monzón
- Daybreakers / Australia, USA / Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
- Død snø (Dead Snow) / Norway / Tommy Wirkola
- Fallow Field, The / UK / Leigh Dovey
- Final Destination, The / USA / David R. Ellis
- Forgotten Ones, The (The Tribe) / USA / Jorg Ihle
- Fourth Kind, The / UK, USA / Olatunde Osunsanmi
- Friday the 13th / USA / Marcus Nispel
- Grace / Canada, USA / Paul Solet
- Haunted World of El Superbeasto, The / USA [animated feature] / Rob Zombie
- Heartless / UK / Philip Ridley
- Jennifer's Body / USA / Karyn Kusama
- Ju-on: Shiroi rôjo (Ju-on: White Ghost) / Japan / Ryûta Miyake
- La horde (The Horde) / France / Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher
- Last House on the Left, The / USA / Dennis Iliadis
- Loved Ones, The / Australia / Sean Byrne
- Macabre / Indonesia, Singapore / Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
- My Bloody Valentine / USA / Patrick Lussier
- My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done / Germany, USA / Werner Herzog
- Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated / USA [animated feature] / Mike Schneider
- 9 / USA [animated feature] / Shane Acker
- Orphan / Canada, France, Germany, USA / Jaume Collet-Serra
- Pandorum / Germany, UK / Christian Alvart
- Perkins' 14 / USA / Craig Singer
- Pintu terlarang (The Forbidden Door) / Indonesia / Joko Anwar
- Püha Tõnu kiusamine (The Temptation of St. Tony) / Estonia, Finland, France, Sweden / Veiko Õunpuu
- [Rec]² / Spain / Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
- Revenant, The / USA / D. Kerry Prior
- Skjult (Hidden) / Norway / Pål Øie
- Skull Heads / USA / Charles Band
- Splice / Canada, France, USA / Vincenzo Natali
- Tony / UK / Gerard Johnson
- Triangle / Australia, UK / Christopher Smith
- Yoga Hakwon (Yoga Class) / South Korea / Jae-yeon Yun
- Zivot i smrt porno bande (The Life and Death of a Porno Gang) / Serbia / Mladen Djordjevic

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Links here will be connected when the time comes.

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The 2015 Orloks - 1960 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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1960
Top 5
* * * * * * * * * *
1. Psycho
USA / 83 points / Alfred Hitchcock
* * * * * * * * * *
2. Les yeux sans visage (Eyes Without a Face)
France, Italy / 48 points / Georges Franju
* * * * * * * * * *
3. La maschera del demonio (Black Sunday)
Italy / 39 points / Mario Bava
* * * * * * * * * *
4. Peeping Tom
UK / 26 points / Michael Powell
* * * * * * * * * *
5. The City of the Dead (Horror Hotel)
UK / 22 points / John Llewellyn Moxey

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) House of Usher / USA / 18 points / Roger Corman
6. (tie) Village of the Damned / UK , USA / 18 points / Wolf Rilla
7. Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) / Sweden / 15 points / Ingmar Bergman
8. Jigoku (Hell; The Sinners of Hell) / Japan / 10 points / Nobuo Nakagawa
9. Flesh and the Fiends, The (Mania) / UK / 9 points / John Gilling
10. Macario / Mexico / 8 points / Roberto Gavaldón

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Others receiving votes:

- Brides of Dracula, The / UK / Terence Fisher
- Ching nu yu hun (The Enchanting Shadow) / Hong Kong / Han Hsiang Li
- Circus of Horrors / UK / Sidney Hayers
- El esqueleto de la señora Morales (The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales) / Mexico / Rogelio A. González
- Et mourir de plaisir (Blood and Roses) / France, Italy / Roger Vadim
- Hanyo (The Housemaid) / South Korea / Ki-young Kim
- Hypnotic Eye, The / USA / George Blair
- Il mulino delle donne di pietra (Mill of the Stone Women) / France, Italy / Giorgio Ferroni
- L'amante del vampiro (The Vampire and the Ballerina) / Italy / Renato Polselli
- La nave de los monstruos (The Ship of Monsters) / Mexico / Rogelio A. González
- Little Shop of Horrors, The / USA / Roger Corman
- 13 Ghosts / USA / William Castle

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