“Treehouse of Horror XV” Season 16, Episode 1
As with all of these Treehouse of Horror Episodes, it is made of up 3 short Halloween vignettes. In the first short, Home hits Ned Flanders in the head with a bowling ball and gives him the power to see how people are going to die when he touches them. When Ned sees that Homer is going to destroy Springfield he rushes to try to stop him. In the second short, we are taken back to the time of Jack the Ripper, er I mean the Muttonchop Murderer. Lisa and Bart are a famous detective duo who is on the case to find out who is killing all these prostitutes. In the final short, Dr Frink creates a shrink ray that leads to Maggie being swallowed by Mr. Burns. The Simpson family must shrink down and enter Burns’ body before they return to original size. I honestly think this is one of the best Halloween episodes they had done, especially compared to past seasons. It’s still not specifically Halloween themed like in the early seasons, but the ideas are creative and entertaining and sufficiently dark to at least make it seem right for the season. And they cover a nice variety of subgenres that we like around Halloween (sci-fi, supernatural, and murderers). I definitely recommend checking this one out.
Netflix available? No
Hulu available? No
Xfinity available? Yes
Holiday rating: 8 pumpkins