To paraphrase the great Frank Sinatra: first comes Halloween, then comes Christmas. In honor of today's holiday (plus the freak October snowstorm that blanked much of the Northeast over the weekend), Moviefone asked director Joe Dante ('Gremlins') to compile his list of favorite scary movies, which -- thanks to the release of 'Rare Exports: A Christmase Tale,' now on DVD -- has a decidedly holiday-season feel. After you're done watching 'The Exorcist,' consider these eight fright flicks to get you in the mood for a haunted Christmas.



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