Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace: The Simpsons' 10 Best "Treehouse of Horror" Episodes

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In the same way that The Simpsons has been a TV staple for more than three decades now, its “Treehouse of Horror” specials, which air every year for Halloween, have also become staples of the show. Many fans look forward to the annual tradition with anxious glee — the specials can and do get weird and slightly sinister, even when they’re still totally uproarious. They’re an opportunity to celebrate Halloween and get into the spirit of the season, sure, but they’re also the perfect occasion for the show’s creators to get downright weird when it comes to exploring wild plotlines that wouldn’t work as typical Sunday-night Simpsons fare.

With more than 30 seasons under its belt and just as many “Treehouse” episodes to match, the classic cartoon’s horror-sci fi-supernatural specials are downright prolific. But not all are created equal when it comes to the fright factor (or even the laughs). Ready to see what we mean? These 10 “Treehouse” episodes outshine the rest —  and they’re sure to get you in a spooky mood in the days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve.