Guillermo del Toro to Create Haunting Opener for ‘The Simposons’ “Treehouse of Horror XXIV”

The multi-talented Guillermo del Toro (director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim) has been tapped to create the spooky opening for The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” episode. Director del Toro will use the show’s iconic couch gag opening sequence to give viewers a tour through horror movie history The Simpsons‘ style, as a host of familiar monsters and characters amble through the credits.

In addition to revealing del Toro’s involvement in this year’s Halloween episode, Fox has also released details for the three stories in this season’s “Treehouse” installment. In the first story, Homer will terrorize Springfield in a reenactment of a popular rhyming children’s song, then in “Dead and Shoulders,” Bart and Lisa will be forced to share a body. Finally, the last story, “Freaks no Geeks,” features Mr. Burns’ traveling circus, The Burnsum and Bailey Circus, and is set in ’30s era Springfieldland.

Over the years del Toro has worked in nearly every area of the film industry. He started his career as a special effects makeup artist before becoming an acclaimed director and novelist. Are you looking forward to his take on the couch gag?

The Simpsons‘ “Treehouse of Horror XXIV” will air Sunday, Oct. 6th at 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT on Fox.