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 3, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1992 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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1992
Top 5
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1. Candyman
USA / 80 points / Bernard Rose
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2. Dead Alive (Braindead)
New Zealand / 74 points / Peter Jackson
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3. Army of Darkness
USA / 39 points / Sam Raimi
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4. (tie) Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula)
USA / 30 points / Francis Ford Coppola
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4. (tie) Dust Devil
South Africa, UK / 30 points / Richard Stanley
* * * * * * * * * *
5. C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog)
Belgium / 25 points / Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benoît Poelvoorde.

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Making the Top 10:

6. Innocent Blood / USA / 24 points / John Landis
7. Alien³ / USA / 20 points / David Fincher
8. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer / Japan / 9 points / Shinya Tsukamoto
9. Demonic Toys / USA / 7 points / Peter Manoogian
10. (tie) Kanem (The Stone) / Russia / 6 points / Aleksandr Sokurov
10. (tie) Vampyr: A Soap Opera, The / USA / 6 points / Nigel Finch and Robert Chevara

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Others receiving votes:

- Amityville 1992: It's About Time / USA / Tony Randel
- Auntie Lee's Meat Pies / USA /  Joseph R. Robertson
- Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice / USA / David A. Prior
- De Johnsons (The Johnsons) / Netherlands / Rudolf van den Berg
- Dr. Giggles / JapanUSA / Manny Coto
- Dollhouse Murders, The / USA [TV] / Dianne Haak-Edson
- Ghostwatch / UK [TV] / Lesley Manning
- Gongofer / Russia / Bakhyt Kilibayev
- Happy Hell Night / Canada, Yugoslavia / Brian Owens
- Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth / CanadaUSA / Anthony Hickox
- Hikarigoke (Shiny Moss) / Japan / Kei Kumai
- Lao mao (The Cat) / Hong Kong / Ngai Choi Lam
- Lawnmower Man, The / Japan, UK, USA / Brett Leonard
- Mad at the Moon / USA / Martin Donovan
- Mikey / USA / Dennis Dimster
- Mindwarp / USA / Steve Barnett
- Pet Sematary II / USA / Mary Lambert
- Prikosnoveniye (Contact) / Russia / Albert S. Mkrtchyan
- Scanners III: The Takeover / Canada, USA / Christian Duguay
- Sleepwalkers / USA / Mick Garris
- Tale of a Vampire / UK / Shimako Sato
- Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, The / USA / Jean-Paul Ouellette
- Vagrant, The / France, USA / Chris Walas
- Violent Shit II / Germany / Andreas Schnaas
- Xin jiang shi xian shenge (Mr. Vampire 5) / Hong Kong / Ricky Lau
- Yao guai du shi (Wizard's Curse) / Hong Kong / Cheung-Yan Yuen
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3 comments:

spookyx3 said...

EVIL TOONS
INNOCENT BLOOD
CANDYMAN
AUNTIE LEE'S MEAT PIES
MIDORI
ARMY OF DARKNESS
STATE OF MIND
GHOST PUNTING

think i'll leave it at eight, before stooping to THE MEDIA MADMAN, or FRATERNITY DEMON or something equally as bad.

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1992

MILK OF AMNESIA
CAREFUL
MANUFACTURING CONSENT
WE LOVE IT!
EMPIRE OF THE AIR
BARAKA
HYENAS
MONA LISA DESCENDING A STAIRCASE
LIFE... AND NOTHING MORE
ANTI-EXTORTION WOMAN

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

I'd personally knock out Coppola's Dracula or Dust Devil and put Innocent Blood in their place but the Top 5 is actually pretty solid here, especially by 90s standards.

Evil Toons and Auntie Lee's Meat Pies were both fun.

Not seen Midori, Ghost Punting or State of Mind from your first list or ANYTHING from your second list.

spookyx3 said...

MIDORI is super-disturbing. not sure STATE OF MIND's good at all, but it has a decent cast. GHOST PUNTING is a below average ghost-comedy, one of the last LUCKY STARS films. i don't recommend these.

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