[7.7/10] An original and a classic. The "Bad Dream" house segment has some genuinely creepy scares, some really cool animation and uses of color, and even an amusing twist ending with a wry-one liner to go out on. "Hungry Are the Damned" is a superb introduction for Kang and Kodos, with the usual "they're trying to eat us" trope being well-deployed. And the final story, doing a semi-faithful recitation of The Raven is just outstanding. It finds a way to be true to the source material (with James Earl Jones's great delivery helping) while at the same time putting The Simpsons own spin on it and adding in some Tom and Jerry-like fun.

Overall, it's not hard to see why this became one of the show's grand traditions with how fun and creative the show's writers, performers, and animators could be here.

loading replies

First threehouse of horror, a great one

loading replies
Loading...