The Halloween special for The Simpsons happens October 23 and October 30 on Fox, with Treehouse of Horror offering two episodes. The episodes are entitled Treehouse of Horror Presents: Not It, and Treehouse of Horror XXXIII.
In the first episode, a supernatural clown starts slaying the children of Kingfield, until young Homer and other “middle school misfits,” in Fox’s words, take down the mysterious monster. But, years later, the evil clown, known as Krusto, returns.
In the second one, Marge’s resentment “takes monstrous form,” Lisa attempts to save the planet through an anime murder, and Homer realizes he isn’t quite the man he thought he was.
Matt Groening created The Simpsons. Season 34 began September 25.
The first Treehouse of Horror happened in 1990. Last year’s was an homage to horror writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, with a nod to Edgar Allan Poe. ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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