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Guillermo del Toro Plus 'The Simpsons' is a Match Made in Halloween Hell


It's time for The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween Spook-tacular. This year, they are kicking it up a notch with an opening credit sequence created by Guillermo del Toro. Not content with doing a guest voice or a standard couch gag, del Toro created a nearly three-minute long opening sequence (that does include a couch gag)  that is so crammed full of horror goodies you will have to watch it five times just to get half of the jokes. Look for references to The Birds, The Car, Blade, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Shining, Alice in Wonderland, Phantom of the Opera, the Universal monsters, Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Ray Harryhausen, H.P. Lovecraft, Futurama, Freaks, Nosferatu, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and my favorite bad-movie, Robot Monster. It's pretty damn impressive.

Enough jibber-jabber. Enjoy the clip!


The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror XXIV" airs October 6th on Fox. This year's segments include a frightening spoof on a children's tale; Bart getting decapitated by a kite; and spoof on Freaks