A Top 10 List From Ryan Kuck

I have never met Ryan Kuck. We’ve chatted online a few times, and we go to a lot of the same movies. Maybe someday. Ryan is a teacher and a fellow cinephile, and I’m always happy to share Top 10 lists from likeminded people.

As far as I know My Top Ten (Plus One) List in alphabetical order

Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark)

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It’s almost as if you’re dropped into this story after it begins and you’re pulled out before it’s over. It leaves you with questions unanswered. I love that feeling!

The Burning (1981, Tony Maylam)

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My favorite slasher cast! So many likable characters. The raft/canoe sequence alone makes this film a classic!

Evil Dead (2013, Fede Alvarez)

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It’s a completely different version of the original and a different kind of amazing. It’s bleaker and it’s more violent. It rains blood.

The Fog (1980, John Carpenter)

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Tom Atkins on the ground. Adrienne Barbeau up top. I love the score!

The House of the Devil (2009, Ti West)

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A creepy little ode to the 80s, which, clearly, is my favorite decade. This film goes from spooky to terrifying in a moment’s notice!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, Philip Kaufman)

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Incredibly overwhelming paranoia.

The Invitation (2015, Karyn Kusama)

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You know something bad is going to happen, but you don’t know what it is and you’re helpless to stop it or to even look away. The final scene simply elevates the shock of what just happened.

Night of the Creeps (1986, Fred Dekker)

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All of the great things about 80s horror films thrown into a blender. Tom Atkins makes everything better!

Salem’s Lot (1979, Tobe Hooper)

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One of the films that made me fall in love with horror. It’s the first film that sent me screaming to my room. Two great villians!

Scarecrows (1988, William Wesley)

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This was one of those films where the cover art of the video box caught my attention. It’s spooky and atmospheric and it’s bloody.

Finally, my all time favorite film…

The Thing (1982, John Carpenter)

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A perfect film. The way FX should always be done. Kurt Russell at his best.


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