Bart and Lisa are in their treehouse, making scary stories up by scaring each other. Lisa tells a story of the Simpsons moving into a cursed mansion, Bart tells a story of the Simpsons being abducted by aliens who are desperate to eat them, and Lisa tells the story of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." Written by
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In "The Raven", Homer was reading Forgotten Lore, Vol. II. This is a reference to the second line of the poem, in which the narrator is pondering "Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore." See more
[about the basement of the house
Mom, dad, look! It's an ancient Indian burial ground.
Man, this place's got everything!
Although the actual, official title of the episode is "Treehouse of Horror", the opening screen gives the title as "The Simpsons Halloween Special" This is true of this and all subsequent Halloween episodes. See more
Spoofs The Exorcist