Guillermo del Toro is an imaginative and passionate filmmaker whose work is unjustly overlooked by the American public (note that we say “American,” as his grosses overseas are far more impressive). But anyone who still keeps up with The Simpsons might get a glimpse into the artist’s creative, horror-skewing mind. The Pacific Rim director has delivered the opening theme segment to this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode of The Simpsons, littering the 2-minute-45-second video with more visual references to classic horror and fantasy films than you can count… and we mean that. Go on, try and count ’em all.
We applaud you, del Toro, and anyone who can compile a hearty list of creatures and characters the genre-loving auteur has injected into his darkly enjoyable opener. Check out the video, and catch this year’s “Treehouse” episode on Oct. 6.