Tuesday Time-Waster: Every reference in del Toro's 'Simpsons' opening sequence

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On Sunday, The Simpsons aired their 24th (!!!) incarnation of their popular Halloween anthology, Treehouse of Horrors. And while they’ve fooled around with the famous opening sequence couch gag before (most notably the one directed by Banksy), this newest one reaches another level of amazing. Director Guillermo del Toro had the honors this time and the result is an amazing three minutes, a conorcopia stuffed with references to horror films old and new, plus a lot of self-referencing to del Toro’s filmography. So the guys at MoviePilot decided to slow it down and annotate every reference they could find in the sequence. It’s a head-spinning segment but, damn, it’s fun. [via Gawker]

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