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...
UK / 68 points / Terence Fisher
USA / 47 points / Kurt Neumann
Norway / 24 points / Kåre Bergstrøm
Making the Top 10:
6. Blob, The / USA / 14 points / Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
7. (tie) I Bury the Living / USA / 13 points / Albert Band
7. (tie) It! The Terror from Beyond Space / USA / 13 points / Edward L. Cahn
8. Mannekäng i rött (Mannequin in Red) / Sweden / 11 points / Arne Mattsson
9. (tie) Es geschah am hellichten Tag (It Happened in Broad Daylight) / Spain, Switzerland, West Germany / 10 points / Ladislao Vajda
9. (tie) Haunted Strangler, The (Grip of the Strangler) / UK / 10 points / Robert Day
9. (tie) I Married a Monster from Outer Space / USA / 10 points / Gene Fowler Jr.
10. Bijo to ekitai ningen (The H-Man) / Japan / 9 points / Ishirô Honda
Others receiving votes:
- Attack of the 50 Foot Woman / USA / Nathan Juran
- Attack of the Puppet People / USA / Bert I. Gordon
- Blood of the Vampire / UK / Henry Cass
- Bôrei kaibyô yashiki (Mansion of the Ghost Cat) / Japan / Nobuo Nakagawa
- Earth vs. the Spider / USA / Bert I. Gordon
- Macabre / USA / William Castle
- Monster on the Campus / USA / Jack Arnold
- Return of Dracula, The / USA / Paul Landres
- Screaming Skull, The / USA / Alex Nicol
- 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The / USA / Nathan Juran
- She Demons / USA / Richard E. Cunha
- Touch of Evil / USA / Orson Welles
- Vertigo / USA / Alfred Hitchcock
- Womaneater (The Woman Eater) / UK / Charles Saunders
Links here will be connected when the time comes.
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