Since the 2nd season, a horror special is broadcast every year to celebrate Halloween.
As is tradition, every year a special episode of The Simpsons is broadcast in which dark events take place. It takes place around Halloween and is called the “treehouse of terror episode.” This year he returns with the 34th horror special of the serieswhich already has a release date. In this episode, various events will happen, such as Bart becoming an NFT, Lisa trying to stop a serial killer or the arrival of a peculiar plague in Springfield.
More parodies of mythical horror movies
Treehouse of Horror XXXIV (34) will air on Sunday, November 5last Halloween. It will first be broadcast on the American network FOX at 8 pm Pacific time, and then it will arrive on streaming platforms. transmission who own the rights to the series, who in Spain it is Disney+from it you can see the 7 best Halloween episodes of The Simpsons.
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The tradition of broadcasting a Halloween-themed episode is present from the 2nd season of the series. Specifically, the first horror episode, The Treehouse I, was the 3rd episode of the 2nd season, on October 25, 1990.
The XXXIV treehouse will consist of 3 parts. We still don’t know the title of each one, but we do know what they will be about. In one of them, Bart will become an NFT and Marge will have to rescue him through the Blockchain. In another, Lisa will try to hunt down a serial killer, being a clear parody of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. Finally, in the last one, a fearsome plague will arrive in Springfield, transforming the town into a town inhabited by lazy people, with behavior similar to zombies, lovers of beer. This is also a parody, specifically of Planet Terror.
The Simpsons horror specials are not only a tradition on the television scene, but some of its episodes have become masterpieces of animation. The now legendary slogan “Don’t look at me, I voted for Kodos” was born from special VII in 1996, which is joined by other iconic moments, such as when Homer lost his head in special V, in a clear reference to The Shining, or when mr. Burns was revealed as a Dracula very similar to Coppola’s version in special IV. From the beginning they have parodied mythical films.