Monday, March 26, 2012

Phantom Film Chart Vol.1_No.1_ March, 2012

I'm happy to post the first volume of the film review chart, and I want to thank all who responded to the call for raters.

If this chart performs, I'll create a "classic" chart also for those folks out there who are not seeing a lot of current releases.

This chart was inspired by a chart that used to appear in the early issues of the late Frederick S. Clarke's Cinefantastique magazine. Thanks, Fred.

The chart has also been cross-posted to a new blog:

Please bookmark or 'follow' this new blog as it will eventually become the dedicated home of the film chart and its successors.



  1. jervaise brooke hamsterMarch 26, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Phantom, that "classic chart" would be ideal for me, there are quite a few "cult classics" (mostly science-fiction and horror) from the 50`s, 60`s, and 70`s that i literally never tire of watching. It would be superb to "rate" them using this system.

  2. jervaise brooke hamsterMarch 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Phantom, my bio would always be the same as usual: JBH, murderously homo-phobic Heather O`Rourke obsessed lunatic.

  3. thanks for the inclusion, cheers!

  4. jervaise brooke hamsterMarch 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Phantom, i know its never really a good idea to over-complicate a film ratings system, but i was just wondering if you thought it might be a good idea to allow one provisional compromise in that area with regards to this (already superb) ratings system. I thought it might be a great addition to have an extra asterisk (in red or green perhaps) that could be bestowed by the reveiwer if they thought the movie might be destined for "cult-status", so to speak, (irrespective of the rating that they gave the film with regards to its actual quality), for instance, a film that gets the "terrible" rating might still (in the mind of the reveiwer) have potential for "cult-status" in the future, where-as a film that gets the "exceptional" rating might indeed be a great film but it might have zero potential for "cult-status" at a later date. As i said, it was just an idea i had as a possible addition to the ratings system that could jazz it up even more, the final decision is of course up to you, it`d still be nice to hear your opinion on the idea though, cheers Phantom.