October 7, 2013

Guillermo Del Toro Takes A Stab At The Simpsons Couch Gag In The 'Tree House of Horror: XXIV'


Guillermo del Toro is a Master of Horror. Actually, right now del Toro is THE Master of Horror. He is the man, and has been since his film debut in Cronos. So who better to script the Couch Gag (opening credit reel) for this years Simpsons Halloween episode, Tree House of Horror: XXIV. In the clip del Torro pays homage to all of his own films (love the nod to Cronos and Mimic in the supermarket!), horror films he loves (The Universal Movie Monsters chasing the villagers? Priceless...), and even finds time to pay homage to his favorite horror writers & directors (Stephen King, Poe, Alfred Hitchcock...). I really love the little nods he threw in:  Godzilla's bones underground, Blade hunting Mutant Vampire Homer, Cthulu terrorizing Springfield, and the scene that steals them all: Mr. Burns as The Pale Man! Great idea for my favorite character on the show... and he owns it!. Del Toro did a great job, and ideas like this are the reason why the Simpsons keep on keeping on after 26 seasons on TV! I look forward to another 26 years of The Simpsons. But for now, enjoy this del Toro masterpiece of an open after the jump...



  

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