‘The Simpsons’ Build Another ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ For Halloween

For the last 30 years, Halloween just wouldn’t feel compete without an episode of The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” treat (or trick).

And 2020–as strange as it has been–will see the return of the annual spooky TV show. The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror XXXI” will air Oct. 25 on Fox with its usually brand of satirical lunacy, as reported by cbr.com.

The recent Comic-Con@Home event debuted the teaser trailer for the eerie episode–you can watch it below–that will gave fans of the long-running animated series a good idea of the Halloween-themed show.

Highlighted in the trailer is an “Into the Homerverse” segment–an obvious spoof of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film–that has Homer meeting a talking bear version of himself, Homer Barbera (an homage to Joseph Barbera, co-creator of the beloved Yogi Bear cartoon character).

Other segments of the special episode include “Toy Gory”–a parody of the Toy Story franchise–and “Be Kind, Rewind”–a spoof of the 2008 comedy starring Jack Black and Mos Def.

Last year’s “Treehouse” episode poked fun at a fantasy film and a horror TV show–the Oscar-winning The Shape of Water and the Emmy-winning Stranger Things. That episode also included segments starring a demonic Maggie and Homer’s spirit possessing new, fitter bodies.

The Simpsons–which is heading into its 32nd season–was created by Matt Groening and developed by James L. Brooks, Sam Simon and Groening. Brooks, Groening and Al Jean serve as executive producers of the Gracie Films Production series.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” show and any other Halloween goodies on tap for this October.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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