Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Poll Results - July Film Reviews

The past two or three weeks have passed in a misty sneeze riddled blur of hay fever; my eyes as bloodshot as Count Dracula on one of his nocturnal hunts for fresh nubile victims. I’ve been suffering and unfortunately so has The Celluloid Highway! The only traffic on it in the last few weeks has been tumbleweed. I’ve even spotted a few weeds poking out of the crumbling asphalt. But help is on hand, and a road crew has been assigned to repair the damage. As a result of this there has been no film review poll for July, but never fear the poll will resume in August. However we still have unfinished business with June’s poll, and I shall do my very best to get the winners written up for publication before the end of the month. The effortless victor on this occasion was John Carpenter’s enjoyable dystopian adventure Escape from New York (1981). The battle for the all important second place was a tight nit affair between the carnivalesque surrealism of Santa Sangre (1989) and the irradiated giant ants of Them! (1954). In the end the latter prevailed and so we have a science-fiction double bill. Many thanks to all those who took the time to vote and it was once again an excellent turn out. Below are the full results for June, the bottom two as ever will be relegated from future consideration.

01 Escape From New York (1981) - 16 votes [50%]
02 Them! (1954) - 10 votes [31%]
03 Santa Sangre (1989) - 7 votes [21%]
04 Cat's Eye (1985) - 5 votes [15%]
05 Death Sentence (2007) - 4 votes [12%]
06 The Intruder (1962) - 4 votes [12%]
07 The Mist (2007) - 4 votes [12%]
08 The Lost Continent (1968) - 3 votes [9%] 


  1. Along with the tumbleweeds, I like to imagine the dead night winds whispering through the hedgerows and around the eaves of all the abandoned inns that line The Highway. That and all the dead leaves blowing along the cracked cobblestones.

  2. I seem to have missed this poll, Shaun. Not sure how, but I guess being heavily immersed in Mexi-horror/Lucha madness diverted my attentions. Still, you can't go wrong with either of those choices!


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