Video: Guillermo del Toro has created an amazing opening sequence for The Simpsons’ latest Treehouse of Horror episode 9 years ago

Video: Guillermo del Toro has created an amazing opening sequence for The Simpsons’ latest Treehouse of Horror episode

The Simpsons invited Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro to direct a couch gag for their upcoming Treehouse of Horror episode, but as well as that del Toro decided to recreate the entire opening credits while he was at it.

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The Simpsons appear to have been putting an awful lot of effort into opening sequences and parodies of other TV shows of late and while some would say that they should concentrate more on returning the quality of episodes to their former glory, one can’t help but admire the sheer ambition of what Del Toro has created for Treehouse of Horror XXIV.

Horror is something of a specialist topic for Del Toro, who has directed films such as Blade II, Hellboy, Pacific Rim and Pan’s Labyrinth, some of which are amongst a number of movies referenced in a three-minute opening sequence that features flesh-eating zombies and Maggie running over both Homer and Millhouse on her way back home.

Futurama fans should keep an eye out for Del Toro’s nod to Matt Groening’s other creation in the sequence, which will hopefully be followed by an episode that does justice to Del Toro's work, but unfortunately and unlike in its heyday, that is no guarantee with The Simpsons these days.

Video via YouTube/Animation Domination

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