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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The 2015 Orloks - 1997 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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1997
Top 5
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1. Cube
Canada / 49 points / Vincenzo Natali
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2. Parfekuto buru (Perfect Blue)
Japan [animated feature] / 43 points / Satoshi Kon
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3. (tie) Event Horizon
UK, USA / 30 points / Paul W.S. Anderson
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3. (tie) Lost Highway
France, USA / 30 points / David Lynch
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4. Funny Games
Austria23 points / Michael Haneke
* * * * * * * * * *
5. Cure
Japan / 22 points / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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Making the Top 10:

6. (tie) Devil's Advocate / GermanyUSA / 21 points / Taylor Hackford
6. (tie) Night Flier, The / ItalyUSA / 21 points / Mark Pavia
7. Wishmaster / USA / 17 points / Robert Kurtzman
8. Mimic / USA / 16 points / Guillermo del Toro
9. (tie) Regarde la mer (See the Sea) / France / 13 points / François Ozon
9. (tie) Relic, The / Germany, Japan, New Zealand, UKUSA / 13 points / Peter Hyams
10. Jack Frost / USA / 9 points / Michael Cooney

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Others receiving votes:

- Alien Resurrection / USA / Jean-Pierre Jeunet
- Anaconda / Brazil, Peru, USA / Luis Llosa
- Campfire Tales / USA / Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert and David Semel
- Creeps, The / USA / Charles Band
- I Know What You Did Last Summer / USA / Jim Gillespie
- Intensity / USA [TV] / Yves Simoneau
- Kichiku dai enkai (Kichiku: Banquet of the Beasts) / Japan / Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
- Les deux orphelines vampires (Two Orphan Vampires) / France / Jean Rollin
- Nejasná zpráva o konci sveta (An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World) / Czech Republic, Slovakia / Juraj Jakubisko
- Night of the Demons III (Demon House) / Canada, USA / Jim Kaufman
- Nightwatch / USA / Ole Bornedal
- 99.9 / Spain / Agustí Villaronga
- Perdida Durango (Dance with the Devil) / Mexico, Spain, USA / Álex de la Iglesia
- Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (Premutos - Lord of the Living Dead) / Germany / Olaf Ittenbach
- Scream 2 / USA / Wes Craven
- Snow White: A Tale of Terror / USA / Michael Cohn
- Spawn / USA / Mark A.Z. Dippé
- Ugly, The / New Zealand / Scott Reynolds
- Under Wraps / USA / Greg Beeman
- Vampire Journals / Romania, USA / Ted Nicolaou
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