Watch Guillermo del Toro's Opening Sequence for The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV!
October 3, 2013
Director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth) resurrects some historic Halloween goblins and ghouls in "The Simpsons" opening couch gag on this season's terrifyingly hilarious "Treehouse of Horror XXIV," airing Sunday, Oct. 6(8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
In the couch gag opener, which you can watch below, Dell Toro throws the crypt wide open with a sequence that features monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history. Then, in the first of three spine-tingling tales in the annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode, Homer travels around Springfield wreaking havoc in a rhyming take on a popular children's tale. In "Dead and Shoulders," Bart is beheaded during a kite accident, his head is attached to Lisa's body and they must live together as one. The final frightening tale, "Freaks no Geeks," features Mr. Burns' traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, which has stopped in Springfieldland in the 1930s. Trapeze artist Marge and Strong Man Homer are performers, and things go awry when circus freak Moe starts to make advances towards Marge.