Fortnight of Fright: Halloween Shows

Welcome friends! Thanks for joining me for A Fortnight of Fright over here on Books Take You Places! Fortnight of Fright is an event hosted over two weeks, by myself and Brittany from The Book Addicts Guide, we will be featuring some fabulous posts on all things Halloween!

Today I am going to share my favorite  creepy shows to get into the Halloween spirit!

After taking a peek around here, make sure you head over to Brittany’s blog to read about her favorite creepy shows!!

American Horror Story – As I said before, it takes a lot to scare me and this show has definitely succeeded. I was obsessed with this show last season and though I am a little behind, I can’t wait to catch up on season 2. American Horror story didn’t just cross lines in horror (and cable television) it left them in the dust. Jessica Lange is amazing, she haunts me. Also, I was a tiny but in love with Tate. Some may call him evil but I just like to think of him as complicated. Want to check it out? It’s on FX on Wednesdays at 10pm!

The Simpsons – Treehouse of Horror: I don’t know about you guys, but I am a 90’s kid and therefore am a lover of The Simpsons. My love for The Simpsons only grew as the years went on and I was lucky enough in college to room with a gal who is in LOVE with the show so much that we spent quite a few nights falling asleep to Homer’s crazy antics. The Treehouse of Horror episodes are my FAVORITE! I have to admit, I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing them all but I do have a favorite…




Treehouse of Horror V: The three segments on this episode are “The Shinning,” “Time and Punishment,” and “Nightmare Cafeteria.”

“The Shinning” is of course a parody of the movie “The Shining” based on the book by Stephen King. Basically no beer and no tv make Homer go CRAZY.

In “Nightmare Cafeteria,” the teachers all go crazy and start eating the children.

In my FAVORITE Simpsons episode EVER “Time and Punishment,” Homer attempts to fix a toaster and accidentally turns it into a time machine. When he travels to the prehistoric time he realizes the hazards of changing ANYTHING because every time he alters any part of the past, the future is changed dramatically. This episode also contains one of my favorite Simpsons quotes ever, in attempting to avoid ruining ANYTHING in the past, Homer accidentally sits down on a fish on land. He then sighs and states, “Oh I wish, I wish, I didn’t sit on that fish.” HA! Not sure why this one stuck with me so much but that was in 1994 and to this day I still laugh out loud.



Side note: I just watched Treehouse of Horror TWENTY-THREE (wow I feel old) and it was just as hilarious as the ones in 1994!

What are your favorite creepy shows or Halloween episodes? Boy Meets World? Home Improvement? You’re not alone! Head on over to Brittany’s blog and see what she has to say about those creepy shows!

6 thoughts on “Fortnight of Fright: Halloween Shows

  1. I LOVE Treehouse of Horror!! When I was growing up, the Simpsons was one of the only shows that we all watched together as a family. “The Shinning” is one of my all-time favorites.
    “No TV and no beer make Homer something something.”
    “Go crazy?

  2. Oh my god, I LOVE The Simpsons and love fellow Simpsons fans.

    My favorite Treehouse Of Horror short is when Snowball dies and so they try to raise Snowball from the dead, but accidentally end up raising the humans instead. So there’s this zombie invasion and LOL the zombies show up at the Simpsons and walk about to Homer and go BRAIIIIIIIINS, then realizing Homer has none, goes to a different person instead. I quote that constantly.

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