Drop Everything And Watch Guillermo del Toro’s Opening Sequence for ‘The Simpsons’ Halloween Special

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This is without a doubt the coolest thing you will see today.

Following up on a story we brought you in September, Fox has released director Guillermo del Toro‘s ‘couch gag’ sequence for The Simpsons‘ upcoming halloween special, Treehouse of Horror XXIV. The clip features a horror-themed parody of the entire opening sequence to the show, including appearences from classic characters and more references to the director’s own work than you’ll be able to decipher in a single viewing. You can find the clip at the end of this post.

The SimpsonsTreehouse Of Horror series has a long history of raising the bar for Halloween themed animation, and this year’s special looks to be no different. A press release revealing the synopsis reads:

In “Oh The Places You’ll D’oh,” the first of three spine-tingling stories, Homer rides around Springfield wreaking havoc as “The Fat in The Hat” in a rhyming Dr. Seuss-ian 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 terrifying 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.

Treehouse Of Horror XXIV airs October 6 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).

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