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October 1st is less than a week away, and you know what that means!  Halloween Horror Movies will return next Tuesday with a daily dollop of juicy horror movies leading up to the big night!

This year's crop of films are...

8 films that one can not have a Halloween list without,
2 films that are my personal favorites for a good scare,
10 holdovers from previous years (especially since a lot of good movies got lost in all the election-year diaries last October),
And 11 new essays of films that will give you a good thrill on a chilly October night.

So how do we whet our appetite for this Halloween?  I propose we celebrate the scary moments in films that are clearly not Horror movies.  Moments that help some of the greatest movies in our culture be just that much more... awesome.  I will post some scenes below the fold and I would be delighted if you were to as well in the comments...

Join me under the squiggle... if you dare!!  Muaaahahahaha!!

Close Encounters of the Third Kind...

Clash of the Titans...

Jurassic Park...

The Wizard of Oz...

Lord of the Rings; Return of the King...

And finally, for a laugh, Pee Wee's Big Adventure...

You got a favorite?  I want to see it!!

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