Hey, I thought some of tonight's annual Halloween episode was actually funny! I don't remember the last Treehouse of Horror I could say that about.
I liked the Paranormal Activity spoof and the time lapses, especially when Marge was a zombie.
"Three way?" "You, me, and Marge?" "You and two demons."
The Back to the Future parody was also pretty good. Callbacks to season 2 "The Way We Was"! Artie Ziff marries Marge in the future! Teenage Homer meets today's Homer. The montage of James Bond posters to illustrate Bart traveling from Skyfall to The Spy Who Loved Me. "And now to enjoy a time when people weren't mad at George Lucas!"
“@ZackRyder: @CMPunk She played me bro” I got your back.
I thought the Back To The Future bit had a lot of laughs. The other segments didn't do it for me, but maybe I would have liked the Paranormal Activity one more if my knowledge of it extended beyond "oh, right, they aren't doing The Blair Witch Project, there was another movie like that more recently.
The black hole one had two good moments: Homer noting that his pennant applies in both situations, and Maggie's solution. Ah, that's better than some recent Treehouse segments. B^)
An article I read a few days ago (the link currently escapes me) says Tarantino came in only to help with one sequence, charged the studio the grand total of $1 for his work, and received the "special guest director" credit as a result.