31 Nights of Horror – Treehouse of Horror

I am cheating with this one a little but I watch these every year, they are by far some of my favourite episodes from the series. Each year the creators of The Simpsons write a Treehouse of Horror Episode to air near Halloween, there are usually 3 tales in each episode and they are hysterical, usually they are an alliteration to a real horror movie. Here are some of the best:

Treehouse of Horror IV – This includes, The Devil and Homer Simpson: Homer sells his soul to the devil for a doughnut. Best part, Ned Flanders is the devil – un-prediddly-ictable. Homer is tried before the court of the damned, Benedict Arnold, Lizzie Borden, Richard Nixon, John Wilkes Booth, Blackbeard the Pirate, John Dillinger and the starting line up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers. Har, har! The two other short stories included are, Terror at 5 1/2 Feet and Bart Simpson’s Dracula.

Treehouse of Horror V – The three shorts in this one are; The Shinning, Time & Punishment and Nightmare Cafeteria. They spoof The Shining – need I say more? Groundskeeper Willie telling Bart to use the shinning in that Scottish accent – hilarious.

Treehouse of Horror IX – Hell Toupee, Terror of Tiny Toon and Starship Poopers. Homer receives a hair transplant, the hair belonged to Snake – before he dies he vows to kill the witnesses who sent him to the chair. The hair possesses Homer and he starts picking off the people named by Snake to murder. Starship Poopers is also pretty good, we find out that Maggie is the product of a one night stand with an alien.

Treehouse of Horror XII – Hex & The City, House of Whacks and Wiz Kids. They spoof Thinner in Hex & The City and Wiz Kids is a Harry Potter parody – genius.

Not only are the parodies complete genius, some of the celebrity voice talent they get to guest star are classic horror film actors/actresses. I also love the Marge disclaimer at the start of the episode, she warns the audience of the grisly nature of the show. I loved tuning into these when I was a kid and it is always fun to revisit.

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