The Simpsons to parody It & Death Note in double Treehouse of Horror

. Last updated: July 23, 2022

The Simpsons will parody Stephen King’s “It” and “Death Note” in this year’s “Treehouse of Horror” episodes.

The Simpsons aired their very first Treehouse of Horror in 1990, parodying Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven and most notably “To Serve Man” from The Twilight Zone.

The latter show became a major source of inspiration for future episodes while also having its own twist on The Shining, Soylent Green, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Fly, among many other classics.

Eventually, the sitcom’s Halloween focus shifted away from horror to run-of-the-mill pop culture parodies. This year, however, is about two iconic works: It and Death Note.

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror to parody It & Death Note

Two episodes of Treehouse of Horror will be included as part of the show’s upcoming 34th season, as announced during Comic-Con, with the first episode focusing solely on that rather than being broken up into smaller segments.

Executive producer Matt Selman told Variety, “We’ve never made a single fantastic, gory, spooky, dark story that’s been told beyond the scope of an episode’s 20 minutes and 40 seconds.

“I think the fans will be very excited. Certainly Krusty’s tattoos already exist as Pennywise. So now we’re just writing in the direction of the tattoos. You want to have as many tattoo-worthy moments in your episodes as possible.”

As usual, the second episode will be split into three segments, one of which parodies Death Note – however the segment will be edited by a different animation studio as it is said to be an “incredibly authentic” Simpsons anime. The Simpsons to parody It & Death Note in double Treehouse of Horror

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