Here're All the Film Allusions in Guillermo Del Toro's Simpsons Opening
On Sunday night, The Simpsons aired its annual Halloween episode, Treehouse of Horror, which opened with Guillermo del Toro's brilliantly executed title sequence. An extended three-minute riff on the iconic couch gag, the Mexican director's treatment recast the citizens of Springfield into a seamless series of classic horror and thriller references, as well as nods to del Toro's oeuvre, from Cronos to Pacific Rim.
German film site MoviePilot went full cineaste nerd on the introductory sequence, painstakingly identifying all the allusions within the clip and re-editing the FOX video to annotate each one. The attention to detail here is magnificent.
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