The Simpsons’ annual Treehouse of Horror tradition continues this Halloween season, but with a twist. This year, alongside its usual anthology approach, the long-running animated phenomenon will release a separate, full-length, 20-minute episode that parodies Stephen King’s iconic IT.
The episodes synopsis reads:
When a supernatural clown starts slaying the children of Kingfield, young Homer Simpson teams up with other middle school misfits to face their fears and defeat the mysterious monster. But years later, the evil clown returns, and Homer’s friends must confront the tragedy of their adult lives to destroy Krusto once and for all.
Ahead of the episode’s release, a brand new poster (above) and set of images have been released which give us a closer look at Homer and the gang as they prepare to face their ultimate fear. Check them out below.
The Simpsons Halloween specials see regular Springfield residents playing humorous special roles – often being killed in gruesome ways by monsters or even each other – and have produced some of the series’ most memorable moments. Classic horror movies like The Shining, Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Thing have all been parodied in hilarious fashion before, so we can’t wait to see what they have in store for IT!