'Tis the season … for chilling Halloween television episodes! “The Simpsons” is still a couple weeks away from its season 25 premiere, but fans of the long-running cartoon can get psyched for the special “Treehouse of Horror” episode.
The synopsis for “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” has leaked online and it looks to be as terrifyingly hilarious as the previous 23 “Simpsons” Halloween specials. Set to air as the second episode of season 25, the spooky treat will be served up on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. on Fox.
In typical “Simpsons” fashion, the episode will feature a couch gag, this year courtesy of horror master Guillermo del Toro. According to a press release on Spoiler TV, the Fox sitcom opener from del Toro will feature “monsters and classic characters from horror films throughout history.”
The “Treehouse of Horror” episode will then dive into its three short and haunting tales – “Oh The Places You’ll D’oh,” “Dead and Shoulders,” and “Freaks no Geeks.”
“Oh The Places You’ll D’oh”
“Oh The Places You’ll D’oh” is a Simpsons spin on a the rhyming Dr. Seuss-ian tale. But instead of “The Cat in the Hat,” Homer will be playing “The Fat in the Hat” and wreaking havoc on the poor town of Springfield.
“Dead and Shoulders”
“Dead and Shoulders” certainly isn’t a spoof on the iconic dandruff shampoo. In this “spine-tingling” tale, Bart is involved in a horrifying kite accident … that leaves him beheaded. But Bart isn’t dead and gone. Instead, his head is attached to Lisa’s body and the two siblings “must live together as one.”
“Freaks no Geeks”
The circus comes to town in this “Treehouse of Horror” story. Set in Springfieldland in the 1930s, it follows the Burnsum and Bailey Circus (Mr. Burns’ traveling circus) starring trapeze artist Marge and strongman Homer. But the circus is anything but joyous when “circus freak Moe starts to make advances toward Marge.”
“The Simpsons” kicks off its 25th season on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Catch the special “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” the following week on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.
[Click HERE for more photos from “Treehouse of Horror XXIV.”]
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Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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