13 Scariest Movie Moments

Every October I revisit Bravo’s ‘100 Scariest Movie Moments’. This thing aired way back in 2004. Thankfully, it’s been reuploaded to YouTube so many times that I never forgot about it. It has since become part of my yearly Halloween ritual. I’m sure people have picked apart the rankings to death, but that’s missing the point; it’s an entire history of horror to sift through.

So I decided to go through my own bit of horror movie history. These are the moments from childhood til now that chilled me to the bone, shook me to my core, and had me turning on all the lights in my house – electricity bill be damned. I tried to narrow this to a list of 10 but I simply couldn’t make up my mind. With 13 days to go until Halloween, why not? Here are the 13 scariest movie moments that got yours truly.

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‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Review – A Thrilling Martial Arts Odyssey

How the hell do you introduce a new superhero this far into the Marvel game? This is something the MCU has to contend with as the roster gets bigger, and Shang-Chi is the newest member post-Endgame. For one, you stack the right talent: director Destin Daniel Cretton at the helm, a storied action cinematographer in Bill Pope, the late Brad Allan as fight choreographer, along with a dizzying who’s who of a predominantly Asian cast. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings may be burdened with the standard grooves of an origin story, but it blazes past the stumbling block to the tune of a martial arts action romp.

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Hard Boiled, Or How I Met Tony Leung

I’ve been hyped for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for many reasons: director Destin Daniel Cretton at the helm, Bill Pope as cinematographer (The Matrix trilogy & Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), and former Jackie Chan pupils Andy Cheng and the late Brad Allan serving as the film’s fight choreographers. All this talent on board to help bring Marvel’s first Asian superhero to life, with a proper ensemble that includes OG martial arts ass-kicker Michelle Yeoh.

I was all in before the trailers, baby.

Respectfully, the film’s biggest flex for me came from the casting of Tony Leung as the villain. That’s a hell of a way to get me to root against the hero.

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