Imagine 2014: What The Audiences Like Best

Ard Vijn, Associate Editor, Features
(Amsterdam audiences can famously not be argued with, so let's just see what they liked best!)

This year's Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam had an extraordinary fine line-up of genre movies, resulting in an audience appreciation which was considerably higher than in other years. Films compete at the festival for the SyFy Silver Scream Award, based on audience ratings, and I remember previous editions of the festival where films were slaughtered and booed, and the rating cards weren't so much torn, as totally ripped in half over the lowest possible score. Not so this year, where almost every film got a pretty decent rating from Joe Public. One screening even broke records, but more about that later.

The Imagine Festival is always pretty open about its audience ratings, and you can see the whole list on their website. Note that there are many films on there that we at Twitch liked a lot, but still ended up in the bottom half of the festival. This doesn't mean these films were apparently not so good, instead it is a testament of just how many crowdpleasers there were this year in the program. Kudos to the festival programmers of course, and it also says something about the amount of good genre films, out currently in the festival circuit.

Here is a closer look at the top 15 highest rated films in the list, and ending up on it proved to be no mean feat this year.

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