The Simpsons: Season 2, Episode 3

Treehouse of Horror (25 Oct. 1990)

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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.


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Episode cast overview:
Homer Simpson / Kodos (voice)
Marge Simpson (voice)
Bart Simpson (voice)
Lisa Simpson (voice)
Evil Laugh / The House / Kang (voice)
Moving Man / Serak the Preparer / Narrator (voice)


In this trilogy of horror-themed Halloween stories, Bart and Lisa attempt to scare each other with tales of the macabre. In first,"Bad Dream House", the Simpsons inhabit a haunted home, which possesses their souls, and causes them to attempt to kill each other. But after spending enough time with the Simpsons, it is the house, which kill itself, vanishing into another dimension. In the second segment, "Hungry are the Damned", the Simpsons accuse the monsters of planning to eat them, but the offended aliens reveal they were only planning a sumptuous meal for the family. In the third segment, a satire of Poe's "The Raven", a grief-stricken Homer is tormented by bad bird Bart. Written by Tiff Banks

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This is the only show of the Simpson's ever to have only the Simpson family and no other characters from the show. See more »


The House: They are all against you Bart, you must kill them all, they all must die!
Bart: Are you my conscience?
The House: Um... I, Yes I am
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References When a Stranger Calls (1979) See more »

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Effectively Creepy and Funny!
28 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the third episode of the second season of Simpsons, we get to witness their first Halloween. This episode is an episode of three shorts and each one is unique to their own. Each short is really creepy and sometimes a little funny. I liked how Marge, at the start of the episode, said this was not for kids. I also like the guest voice talent in James Earl Jones.

In this episode, "Treehouse of Horror," Lisa and Bart are swapping stories in the treehouse and these stories involve the Simpsons moving into an old haunted house, them getting picked up by aliens whom the Simpsons believe they are going to eat them, and an interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.

Overall, this is a very good episode that has some bone-chilling moments. It may not be as funny as past episodes and it still is, but I would not expect that in a Halloween-centered episode. I also liked the last line of Homer's. That was really funny. I rate this episode 9/10.

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