Check out Guillermo del Toro's awesome Simpsons Halloween opening

"All work and no play…"

Every year, The Simpsons rolls out its Treehouse Of Horror Halloween special, and this year it's very special indeed, because Guillermo del Toro directed the episode's opening couch gag (or should that be 'ouch gag'?).

An epic, movie-reference-stuffed sequence, it's a typically intricate, eye-popping piece of work from the master director - we've watched it three times and we still haven't spotted everything.

Among the filmic nods are everything from a Pacific Rim-inspired monster fight, cameos for Blade, Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth's Pale Man, plus Smithers as - what else? - a fairy in servitude.

And look out for Hitchcock, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe, too.

Check out the opening to Treehouse Of Horror XXIV below…

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    • lentrix

      Oct 4th 2013, 8:27

      Excellent - really good opening with some great references to 'horror' both past and present

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 4th 2013, 9:09

      Haha that was amazing. Best intro ever!

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    • davemedlo

      Oct 4th 2013, 10:18

      Brilliant. Such a pleasurable 3 or so minutes...

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    • impossiblefan

      Oct 4th 2013, 15:38

      Loved the Futurama Hypno-Toad reference!

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    • erikmarie

      Oct 4th 2013, 18:06

      Awesome tribute to the classic and future classics. I was waiting for an "American Horror Story" reference and there it was. ^_^

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    • jman500

      Oct 5th 2013, 22:52

      hilariose so so funny

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    • jman500

      Oct 5th 2013, 22:53

      i loved the pans labyrinth reference

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    • 2Dglasses

      Oct 6th 2013, 10:23

      Omega man, not the first time the simpsons has referenced it either!

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    • Filmsrock

      Oct 10th 2013, 14:47

      Cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Oct 15th 2013, 0:54

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