THE SIMPSONS - TREEHOUSE OF HORROR (18 EPISODE MEGA SET)
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes (formerly known as The Simpsons Halloween Specials) are an annual tradition in which there is a special Halloween episode consisting of three separate, self-contained pieces. These pieces usually involve the family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting; they always take place outside the normal continuity of the show. Featuring the voice talents of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer and Marcia Wallace.
This 2-disc collection contains 18 episodes - each episode features 3 individual stories. Guest voices include Dick Clark, Lucy Lawless, Jerry Springer, Tom Arnold, James Earl Jones, Jennifer Garner, Terry Bradshaw, Pierce Brosnan, Oscar De La Hoya, Robert Englund and Live guest appearance by Regis Philbin and Kathy Lee Gifford.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR I (10/25/90) – Bart and Lisa swap three horror stories in their tree house: In “Bad Dream House,” the Simpsons move into a haunted house, complete with a dimensional vortex, bleeding walls, and an Indian burial ground. Next, aliens kidnap the Simpsons, and invite them to a 'great feast' on Rigel 4 in “Hungry Are the Damned”. Finally, James Earl Jones narrates Edgar Allen Poe's classic tale starring the Simpsons. This version stays very close to the original poem in “The Raven.”
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR II (10/31/91) – Lisa, Bart, and Homer eat too much candy, and end up having nightmares...: In “The Monkey's Paw,” the Simpsons, on a foreign trip, pick up a monkey's paw that gives the holder four wishes each with bad side effects. Next, In a parody of a classic Twilight Zone episode, everyone in Springfield must be happy or else something will happen to them by a monster. The monster is known as Bart Simpson, the kid with the mental powers. in “Bart the Monster”. Finally, Homer gets randomly fired from the nuclear power plant, and gets hired as a gravedigger. He falls asleep in the grave, and gets picked up by Mr. Burns for a cyborg experiment in “Homer's Brain.”
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR III (10/29/92) – The Simpsons hold a Halloween Party, in which three stories are exchanged: In “Clown Without Pity,” Bart receives, as a birthday present, a talking Krusty doll....from the House of Evil 'Your One Stop Evil Shop'. Next, in “King Homer,” three words King Kong Klone. Finally, After being assigned to read a another book, Bart picks out an item from the occult section, and tries to raise the dead Snowball I, but instead cause the dead people to rise up in “Dial 'Z' For Zombies”.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR IV (10/28/93) – In a Night Gallery parody, Bart presents three tales of terror... In “The Devil and Homer Simpson,” Homer gives up his soul for a single doughnut. Now, the Devil wants Homer. Next, Bart has a nightmare about a bus crash. And his nightmare is about to come true when a playful gremlin starts taking the bus apart piece by piece “Terror at 5 1/2 Feet”. Finally, Mr. Burns is a vampire, and he wants blood, and he turns Bart into a vampire in “Bart Simpson's Dracula.”
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR V (10/30/94) – In this annual terror, Homer attempts to kill his family in “The Shinning,” Homer tries to fix a toaster and winds up altering the fabric of time itself in “Time and Punishment,” and Principal Skinner serves students for lunch in “Nightmare Cafeteria.”
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR VI (10/29/95) – Advertising icons go berserk in “Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores,” Groundskeeper Willie invades the children’s dreams in “Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace,” and Homer enters a 3-D world of computer animation in “Homer3.”
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR VII (10/27/96) – In “The Thing and I”, Bart discovers the 'evil twin' brother he never knew he had, locked away in the Simpsons' attic. Next, Lisa's tooth-desolved-in-soda science experiment develops into a higher form of life, who eventually see Lisa as God and Bart as the Devil in “The Genesis Tub”. Finally, as the election draws near, the aliens Kang and Kodos kidnap and assume the roles of Bob Dole and Bill Clinton. It's up to Homer to expose their evil plot for world domination in “Citizen Kang”.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR VIII (10/26/97) – In “The Homega Man,” Homer battles killer mutants after Springfield is destroyed in a nuclear blast. Next, a matter transportation device melds Bart with a housefly in “Fly Vs. Fly”. Finally, Marge is accused of witchcraft during colonial times in “Easy-Bake Coven.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR IX (10/25/98) – In “Hell Toupée,” Homer's new hair transplant commands him to avenge its former owner's foes. Next, Bart and Lisa are sucked into their television to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with Itchy & Scratchy in “The Terror of Tiny Toon.” Finally, in “Starship Poopers,” Maggie's actual father is revealed to be an alien, leading to a spot on the esteemed Jerry Springer Show. Guest starring Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jerry Springer, Ed McMahon and Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR X (10/31/99) – "I Know What You Diddily-Iddily Did." - Ned Flanders returns from the grave seeking revenge after Marge accidentally runs him over, "Desperately Xeeking Xena" - Bart and Lisa's new powers take them on a quest to rescue Lucy Lawless from a mad memorabilia collector bent on adding Xena to his stash of Hollywood celebrities, "Life's A Glitch, Then You Die" - A global "Y2K" meltdown destroys earth after Homer neglects to debug the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant's computers. Guest stars Dick Clark and Tom Arnold as themselves, and Frank Welker as the Werewolf Flanders.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XI (11/1/00) – "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad" - Homer chokes to death on a piece of broccoli and his spirit must perform a good deed in order to enter heaven, "Scary Tales Can Come True" - The dark side of fairy tale characters is exposed, and in "Night of the Dolphin" - The world is overtaken by dolphins after Lisa frees their leader from captivity.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XII (11/6/01) – In “Hex and the City,” a gypsy curses Homer, bringing misery to everyone he loves. In “House of Whacks,” a computer (Pierce Brosnan) takes over the Simpson house and attempts to kill Homer for Marge’s love. And in “Wiz Kids,” Bart and Lisa are students at a school for wizards, where they foil the evil Lord Montymort.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XIII (11/3/02) – Maggie Roswell returns as the ghost of Maude Flanders, plus: "Send in the Clones" - in a takeoff on the movie Multiplicity, Homer's hammock starts making clones of Homer...one of which kills Flanders, "The Fright to Creep and Scare Harms" - ten years after "Dial Z for Zombies", the zombies rise again, this time armed cowboy zombies ready to take over an unarmed Springfield (thanks to Lisa's cash-for-guns program), and "The Island of Dr. Hibbert" - any similarities to The Island of Dr. Moreau, where humans (like, say, the Simpsons) are crossed with animals, are coincidental - yeah, that's it, coincidental.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XIV 11/2/03) – "Reaper Madness" - Death becomes Homer and our hero must learn to reap what he sows (and pull a fast one on the almighty), "Frinkenstein" - Soon to be Nobel-prize winning Professor Frink reanimates his father for some gruesome body parts-swapping, and "Stop the World, I Want to Goof Off" - A parody of Clockstoppers, starring Bart and Milhouse. Guest stars for the episode include Jerry Lewis, Jennifer Garner, Dudley Herschbach, and Oscar De La Hoya.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XV (11/7/04) – "The Ned Zone": When Ned is sent to the hospital after being hit in the head by Homer's bowling ball (which he was using to get a frisbee down from his roof), he acquires a new ability; whenever he touches somebody, he sees how that person will die - and he sees Homer dying by Ned shooting him, "Four Beheadings and a Funeral": In London in 1890, detective Eliza Simpson (and her assistant, Dr. Bartley) take on the case of the Muttonchop Murderer, and "In the Belly of the Boss": When Maggie gets shrunk inside of a vitamin capsule that Mr. Burns swallows, the other Simpsons have 30 minutes to get her out - by shrinking themselves and going into Mr. Burns’ body.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XVI (11/6/05) – "B.I. Bartificial Intelligence" - when Bart lapses into a coma, Homer and Marge replace him with a robot boy, "Survival of the Fattest" - Homer competes in "The World Series of Manhunter" with Mr. Burns hunting him, and Terry Bradshaw as the host, and "I've Grown a Costume on Your Face" - a witch casts a spell at a Halloween costume party, turning everyone into what their costume is.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XVII (11/5/06) – "Married to the Blob"- Homer eats what looks like an interstellar glowing green marshmallow that emerges from a meteorite, and soon turns into a giant green blob with an appetite to match his size, "You Gotta Know When to Golem"- Bart discovers a golem in Krusty's prop room and brings it to life to do his bidding, and "The Day the Earth Looked Stupid" - in the late 1930s, Kang and Kodos land in Springfield as part of an alien invasion, but the town, having just been taken in by Orson Welles's War of the Worlds broadcast, doesn't believe it is real.
TREEHOUSE OF HORROR XIX (11/2/08) – "Untitled Robot Parody", Transformer robots run amok in Springfield; in "How to Get Ahead in Dead-Vertising", Homer is hired by ad agents to kill celebrities so their images can be used for free; and in a Simpsons-style parody of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, "It's The Grand Pumpkin, Milhouse", Milhouse summons a demon pumpkin who goes berserk when it sees humans carving its brethren into jack-o-lanterns as part of Halloween tradition.
2 DVDs. Ratio: 1.33:1 - Full screen. Run Time: approximately 450 min. Digital Quality: 10
NOTE: Bonus includes special featurette with Kang and Kodos.
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