The annual Halloween episode of "The Simpsons" airs this Sunday and the show's creators recruited a special guest to come up with the opening sequence: Guillermo Del Toro.
The filmmaker behind the visual delights "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Pacific Rim" crafted a special version of the title sequence that runs almost three minutes long and features a who's-who of horror movie characters.
"'The Simpsons' titles are so iconic and yet they've never been riffed in this vein," del Toro tells Entertainment Weekly (http://bit.ly/176LrvA). "I really wanted to land the connections between the (show's) set pieces and the titles and some of the most iconic horror movies, and intersperse them with some of my stuff in there for pure joy."
If you want to see del Toro's work now (and maybe rewatch it two or three times to catch all the horror references he's sneaked in) check out this link: http://bit.ly/18X9yAC
"Glee" has released a teaser for its tribute to the late Canadian actor Cory Monteith and his character Finn. All the show is saying so far is that "the McKinley High family joins together to remember and celebrate the life of Finn Hudson." Show co-creator Ryan Murphy tells the Hollywood Reporter the episode was "incredibly difficult to work on" and "very difficult to shoot" (http://bit.ly/19pFo5d).
"Those performances that you'll see, almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it," Murphy says. "I'm very proud of it. I think the performances are quite stunning. It was tricky. You had to have a hard eye when you were putting it together. People still are not over it and it's still very difficult."
Here's the video promo: http://bit.ly/1hq4SV0
You wouldn't know it if you spend a lot of time on Twitter but there are actually some people who haven't yet watched a single episode of "Breaking Bad." If you're one of them and have thought about finally getting on board, there are two ways to give the show a try.
Of course, you could just watch the pilot. Or, you could take the advice of Slate's "gateway episodes" feature, which showcases one of a series' best episodes. Slate chose the first season's sixth episode, titled "Crazy Handful of Nothin,'" which offers the first glimpse of Walter White's transformation into Heisenberg. (http://slate.me/176pV9f)
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