Guillermo del Toro's The Simsons Opening: Every Horror Reference Identified (Video)


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This Sunday will see the premiere of the 24th Treehouse of Horror on The Simpsons and to help freshen things up, visionary master Guillermo del Toro has been invited in to direct the opening couch gag. We’ve already seen the opening couch gag numerous times since it was leaked early online, but part of the fun is all the horror references included by del Toro.

The fine folks over at MoviePilot managed to put together just about every noticeable reference in the opening couch gag that del Toro included. Check out the video below for a comprehensive look at all the references that will be in this Sunday’s The Simpsons couch gag:

Here’s the list of all the references made in del Toro’s couch gag:

  1. Game of Thrones (2011)
  2. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  3. Pacific Rim (2013)
  4. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
  5. Treehouse of Horror IV (1995)
  6. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
  7. Alfred Hitchcock
  8. The Birds (1963)
  9. The Shining (1980)
  10. Stephen King
  11. Hellboy (2004)
  12. Blade II (2002)
  13. Blade (1998)
  14. The Simpsons Shorts (1987)
  15. Godzilla (1954)
  16. Pans Labyrinth (2006)
  17. Cronos (1993)
  18. Mimic (1997)
  19. Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  20. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  21. Treehouse of Horror I
  22. Treehouse of Horror XIII
  23. Treehouse of Horror IX
  24. Treehouse od Horror XIX
  25. Cthulhu
  26. H.P. Lovecraft
  27. Edgar Allen Poe
  28. Ray Bradbury
  29. The Illustrated Man (1969)
  30. Richard Matheson
  31. The Omega Man (1970)
  32. Frankenstein (1931)
  33. Wolfman (1941)
  34. Dracula (1931)
  35. The Island Earth (1955)
  36. The Mummy (1932)
  37. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  38. The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  39. The Invisible Man (1933)
  40. The Car (1977)
  41. Hellboy II (2008)
  42. Lost in Space (1965)
  43. Rod Sterling
  44. London After Midnight
  45. Alien (1979)
  46. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
  47. The Time Machine (1960)
  48. Jason and the Argonaughts (1963)
  49. The Thing From Another World (1951)
  50. Robot Monster (1953)
  51. Nosferatu (1922)
  52. Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
  53. The Fly (1958)
  54. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1955)
  55. Freaks (1932)
  56. House of Horrors (1946)
  57. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
  58. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  59. Futurama

That’s only 59 but there are plenty others that we missed that are detailed in the video above. We don’t have much hope that the whole season of The Simpsons will be any good but at least del Toro’s opening couch gag will serve as a nice change of creative pace.

Treehouse of Horror XXIV airs this Sunday at 8pm ET.

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