If it's October, that means Halloween is coming up soon and if Halloween is coming up soon, then The Simpsons is airing its latest "Treehouse of Horror" episode.
This year, director Guillermo del Toro directed the opening couch-gag sequence for the Halloween special set to air October 6 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.
Today the network released the full sequence featuring zombies, horror icons and animated versions of Stephen King and Alfred Hitchcock. In fact, the three-minute clip is so chock-full of movie references, it needs to be watched a few times to notice them all.
Fortunately we have it hear, courtesy of the folks at MovieWeb. Take a look below and see how many movie references you can find:
Meanwhile, del Toro is currently at work on his TV movie The Strain and in preproduction on the horror film Crimson Peak. He's also producing/directing the pilot episode for The Incredible Hulk TV series.
Need some help finding all the references? The folks over at MoviePilot took the time to disect the footage.