Treehouse of Horror episodes ranked

by Salacious_Bum | created - 21 Nov 2012 | updated - 21 Nov 2012 | Public

Just a simple ranking of every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes from best to worst.

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1. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror V (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

9.1
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The family's job at Mr. Burns' country estate goes awry when Homer goes mad; Homer's attempt to repair a toaster results in inadvertent time travel; The school staff turn cannibalistic.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,148

Segments -"The Shinning", "Time and Punishment", "Nightmare Cafeteria."

I cant say that much about this episode that already hasn't been said. It is considered by many to be one of the five best Simpsons episode period, let alone the best Treehouse of Horror episode. The Shinning was easily the best parody of any horror movie out there. And Time and Punishment is my favorite segment of any Treehouse of Horror ever. The shinning is close second. The last was decent, good but not great.

2. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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A freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life; The children are terrorized by Groundskeeper Willie in their dreams; Homer finds himself trapped in another dimension.

Directors: Bob Anderson, David Mirkin | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,609

Segments - "Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores", "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace", "Homer³"

3. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IV (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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Homer sells his soul to the Devil for a donut, Bart contends with a gremlin on the side of the school bus which only he can see, and the family discovers that Mr. Burns is a vampire.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,768

Segments - Wraparounds, "The Devil and Homer Simpson", "Terror at 5½ Feet", "Bart Simpson's Dracula."

4. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror III (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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An evil Krusty the Clown doll makes life hell for the Simpsons, Marge is captured by a giant ape who falls in love with her, and Bart inadvertently raises the dead.

Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,710

Segments - "Clown Without Pity", "King Homer", "Dial 'Z' For Zombies"

5. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VII (1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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Bart discovers his Siamese twin in the attic; Lisa becomes a God after she accidentally creates life in a science fair project; Kang and Kodos plot to conquer the planet.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,481

Segments - "The Thing and I", "The Genesis Tub", "Citizen Kang."

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror II (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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The Simpson family receives a severed monkey's paw which can grant wishes, Bart gains magical powers which he uses to turn Homer into a Jack-in-the-box, and Mr. Burns uses Homer's brain to create a robot.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,701

Segments - "Lisa's Nightmare" ("The Monkey's Paw"), "Bart's Nightmare" ("The Bart Zone"), "Homer's Nightmare" ("If I Only Had a Brain").

7. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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Homer battles mutants after Springfield is annihilated by a neutron bomb; Bart has his DNA mixed with a fly; Marge is revealed to be a witch in colonial Springfield.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,267

Segments - "The HΩmega Man", "Fly vs. Fly", "Easy-Bake Coven"

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror (1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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The Simpsons move into a cursed house, then are abducted by aliens, before Homer is ensconced in a tale by Edgar Allen Poe.

Directors: Wesley Archer, Rich Moore, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,213

Segments - "Bad Dream House", "Hungry are the Damned", "The Raven"

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror IX (1998)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Homer receives an evil hair transplant; Bart and Lisa get trapped in an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon; Maggie is revealed to be an alien.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,263

Segments - "Hell Toupée", "The Terror of Tiny Toon", "Starship Poopers"

10. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror X (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Marge haunted by a witness who claims to have seen her nursery Flanders; Bart and Lisa acquire super powers; an electronic apocalypse threatens Springfield.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,115

Segments - "I Know What You Diddily-Iddily-Did", "Desperately Xeeking Xena", "Life's a Glitch, Then You Die."

11. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XII (2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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A gypsy puts a curse on Homer; The Simpsons' new automated house malfunctions and tries to kill Homer; Bart and Lisa attend a school for wizards.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,037

Segments - "Hex and the City", "House of Whacks", "Wiz Kids."

12. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XV (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Ned gains the power to foresee people's deaths; Maggie is shrunk inside a vitamin capsule and swallowed; Eliza Simpson and her sidekick hunt down a murderer.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 853

Segments - "The Ned Zone", "Four Beheadings and a Funeral", "In the Belly of the Boss."

The Ned Zone was one of the better segment, in fact it is among my top 10 favorite Treehouse of Horror segments. In the Belly of the Boss however should be skipped.

13. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XI (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Homer must do one good deed to get into Heaven; Bart and Lisa encounter a witch in a gingerbread house; Super-intelligent dolphins strike back at humanity.

Director: Matthew Nastuk | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,042

Segments - "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad", "Scary Tales Can Come True", "Night of the Dolphin."

14. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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First, Homer kills the Grim Reaper and takes his place in Reaper Madness. Then, Professor Frink's father is revived, only to kill people and steal their organs in Frinkenstein. Finally, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 945

Segments - "Reaper Madness", "Frinkenstein", "Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off"

15. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIII (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Homer clones himself with a magic hammock; Zombie cowboys come back from the dead after Springfield bans guns; The Simpsons family take a vacation on an island where Dr. Hibbert can turn people into animals.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 952

Segments - "Send in the Clones", "The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms", "The Island of Dr. Hibbert."

The last segment of this episode was very strong, and it was particularly interesting to see which Simpsons character is which animal.

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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A black hole threatens to swallow Springfield, Homer tries to find the source of paranormal activity, and a "Back to the Future" parody in which Bart keeps Marge from marrying Homer.

Directors: Steven Dean Moore, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 743

Segments - "The Greatest Story Ever Holed", "UNnormal Activity" "Bart & Homer's Excellent Adventure"

It was just average, nothing special. The first one with the black hole was fairly enjoyable. The others were just so and so.

17. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

7.1
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The Simpsons' 19th Halloween Special, with parodies of "Transformers," "Mad Men," and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson, Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 912

Segments -"Untitled Robot Parody", "How to Get Ahead in Dead-vertising", "It's the Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse"

The last segment really saves it from being the worst episode. In fact this last segment was probably one of the best of newer age Halloween episode.

18. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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An android son replaces Bart; Homer and friends are the quarry in Mr. Burns' hunting tournament; a witch turns townsfolk into their Halloween costumes.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 821

Segments - "B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence", "Survival of the Fattest", "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face"

19. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.1
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A Satanic board game causes other popular board games to come to life, Homer and Marge rescue a possible killer and let him on their boat, and a parody of "Twilight" where Lisa falls for a young vampire.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 830

Segments - "War and Pieces", "Master and Cadaver", "Tweenlight"

20. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XVII (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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A meteorite turns Homer into a rampaging blob with a voracious appetite; Bart brings a Golem to life; an alien invasion hoax turns real.

Directors: Matthew Faughnan, David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 887

Segments - "Married to the Blob", "You Gotta Know When To Golem", "The Day the Earth Looked Stupid"

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Lisa becomes livid with Miss Hoover, and in a series of homages to classic Hitchcock sets out for deadly revenge. Next, Krusty's latest fast-food sandwich transforms news anchor Kent ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike B. Anderson, Matthew Schofield | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 827

Segments -" Dial 'M' for Murder or Press '#' to Return to Main Menu", " Don't Have a Cow, Mankind", "There's No Business Like Moe Business"

22. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XVIII (2007)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.0
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The eighteenth Simpsons Halloween Special features parodies of the movies "E.T." and "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

Director: Chuck Sheetz | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 822

Another very lazy episode. Segments - "E.T., Go Home", "Mr. & Mrs. Simpson", "Heck House." It seems that anything with E.T. in its title that doesn't have Spielbergs name attached to it is meant to suck, so is the case with E.T parody in this episode. Heck House was really the saving grace of this episode

23. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.5
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Homer takes a dangerous dive into an isolated canyon on Candy Peak, but when a crashing boulder traps his arm, he channels Aron Ralston to save himself. In "The Diving Bell and Butterball,"... See full summary »

Directors: Matthew Faughnan, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 780

This episode was absolutely the most terrible Treehouse of horror episode. "The Diving Bell and the Butterball", "Dial D for Diddly", "In the Na'Vi" were the three of the segments with Avatar parody segment being probably hands down the worst parody.