Ever been frightened when you were not expecting it? Rather disturbing don't you think? That's what happened with these films which may not be classified as "horror", but they sure gave your subconscious a case of the willies...

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"The Wizard Of Oz" (1939) - Remember when you were a little kid and they used to show this on Thanksgiving night and the family would gather 'round the Magnavox and everybody thought it was wonderful. Uh uh. Between the Flying Monkeys and The Man Behind The Curtain, you were too petrified to eat your popcorn. For a "kiddie story", it remains quite unnerving.

"James And The Giant Peach" (1996) - As if the combination of live action and stop-motion animation wasn't disturbing enough, you had to deal with human-sized insects that acted like humans and skeleton pirates too. There's a hundred reasons why your kids will be freaked out...

"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) - It's the second half that really gets under your skin. Once the computer takes over the ship and makes it clear that killing off the astronauts is the only way to continue with the mission, well, Good Luck Mankind! All these years later, it still might be the most profoundly upsetting Man Vs. Machine debate around.

"Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom" (1984) - Seriously, we know it's supposed to be cartoon-ish, but with the monkey brains {again with the monkeys!} and giant bugs {again with the bugs!} and bizarro ceremonial shenanigans, this ride was a lot less fun than the first one was. Eew, indeed.

"Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory" (1971) - You got that daunting roller coaster ride and children getting sucked into pipes or being blown up or falling into garbage chutes. Whatever the moral of the story is, I don't wanna know. 

We hope you appreciate and enjoy these "new" Halloween-time movie picks, where creepiness is most certainly in the mind of the beholder...