This article originally ran on October 28, 2015.
You may remember moments like these from your own childhood, or you may have already inadvertently passed some on to the next generation. You settle in on a rainy Saturday for an afternoon of classic, conceivably benign children's entertainment. Suddenly you are struck by an unexpected moment that startles you so much, you know you'll be fishing that nightmare fodder out of your psyche for years to come: winged monkeys , Wonka tunnels , terrifying transformations that turn boys into donkeys and Muppets and Smurfs into zombies. In honor of Halloween, we've plumbed the depths of our relative subconsciouses for a vast array of these moments, and discovered why the Brave Little Toaster had to be quite so brave. And if you're really embracing the scary season, check out the supercut at the bottom of page. Who needs Halloween horror movies when Large Marge is around?
Check out the video above for some highlights, and read on for the full story.
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