One in this animated comedy series about the Simpsons -- Homer and Marge, and their children, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. In this episode, the fifth annual Halloween special, the Simpsons pay tribute to classic horror and science fiction films. The first installment, entitled "The Shinning," finds the Simpsons going to Mr. Burns's vacation lodge to work as the caretakers for the winter. Smithers cuts off the cable television in the lodge and removes all the beer, which may lead Homer to go insane and murder his family. Just as Homer is about to chop his loving family to bits, Lisa finds the only way to stop him. In the second story, entitled "Time and Punishment," Homer attempts to repair the toaster which turns into a time-travel machine. Homer knows that if he touches anything while in the past, the future may be changed forever. The first time Homer returns from the past, Ned Flanders is the ruler of the world. The next time he returns, Homer is reduced to the size of a midget while everyone else has become giants. After zooming through several more alternate universes, Homer returns home to the way things used to be -- or as close to normal as possible. The last horror story, entitled "Nightmare Cafeteria," finds the students of Springfield Elementary school disappearing after they are sent to detention. Bart, Lisa, and Milhouse realize that students are being used as lunch and desperately try to escape Principal Skinner's growing appetite. This program is closed-captioned. Commercials deleted.


  • DATE: October 30, 1994 Sunday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:23:54
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:45326
  • GENRE: Animation
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Animation
  • SERIES RUN: Fox - TV series, 1989-


    • David Mirkin … Executive Producer
    • James L. Brooks … Executive Producer, Developed by
    • Sam Simon … Executive Producer, Developed by
    • Matt Groening … Executive Producer, Developed by, Created by
    • Bill Oakley … Supervising Producer
    • Josh Weinstein … Supervising Producer
    • David Sacks … Supervising Producer
    • Jonathan Collier … Producer
    • Mike Scully … Producer
    • Joseph A. Boucher … Producer
    • J. Michael Mendel … Producer
    • Richard Raynis … Producer
    • David Silverman … Producer
    • Richard Sakai … Producer
    • Greg Daniels … Producer, Writer
    • Colin A.B.V. Lewis … Associate Producer
    • Bill Schultz … Production (Misc.), Animation
    • Michael Wolf … Production (Misc.), Animation
    • Jim Reardon … Director
    • Dan McGrath … Writer
    • Bob Kushell … Writer
    • David Cohen … Writer
    • Alf Clausen … Music by
    • Danny Elfman … Theme Music by
    • James Earl Jones … Cast, Voice, Maggie Simpson
    • Dan Castellaneta … Cast, Homer Simpson, Voice
    • Julie Kavner … Cast, Marge Simpson, Voice
    • Nancy Cartwright … Cast, Bart Simpson, Voice
    • Yeardley Smith … Cast, Lisa Simpson, Voice
    • Hank Azaria … Cast, Voice
    • Harry Shearer … Cast, Voice
    • Marcia Wallace … Cast, Voice
    • Doris Grau … Cast, Voice
    • Pamela Hayden … Cast, Voice
    • Ron Taylor … Cast, Voice