Treehouse of Horror
Studio: Gracie Films Release Date : October 25, 1990 Series: Simpsons

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Associated Studio(s)

Klasky Csupo
Compact Video (video transfer)


In the first of a long-running Halloween tradition, Bart and Lisa try to scare each other with their own scary stories. First in "Bad Dream House", The Simpsons move into an old house that seems to have an evil presence. Then in "Hungry Are the Damned", the family is abducted by aliens who treat the family nicely, but Lisa there's something very suspicious going on. Finally in "The Raven", Edgar Allan Poe's classic is retold featuring Homer and Bart (who plays the raven).


Homer Simpson
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)
Marge Simpson
(Voice: Julie Kavner)
Bartholomew JoJo “Bart” Simpson
(Voice: Nancy Cartwright)
Lisa Simpson
(Voice: Yeardley Smith)
Maggie Simpson
(Voice: Harry Shearer)
(Voice: Dan Castellaneta)


Fox (Original broadcast network)


Twentieth Century Fox Television


  • The first Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode, which would become an annual tradition for the series.
  • This was the first Simpsons episode with music by Alf Clausen, who'd go on to score the soundtracks for the next few decades.


  • First appearence of Kang and Kodos (and the only time they appear to be friendly).


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Technical Specifications

Running Time: 23:14
Production No.: 7F04
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Color
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: Video (NTSC)
Sound Type: Stereo

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