Nightmare On Elmstreet Theme (NES)

December 21, 2016 11:39 PM

Q: What scares you? A: Freddy Kruger

I heard this recently on the Legacy Music Podcast and knew I needed to take a shot at it. One of the creepiest 8-bit songs out there.

posted by dagosto (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Love the combination of the smooth guitar, long cymbal rides, and the crunchy crunchy bass synth.
posted by kaibutsu at 10:08 PM on December 22, 2016 [1 favorite]


I just listened to the original – you nailed it, in letter and in spirit, translating the 8-bit into the present. It's a very spare, foreboding song, and you capture that. Well done!!
posted by not_on_display at 12:01 AM on December 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is ace, I wonder if the original composer will ever hear it!
posted by greenish at 6:52 AM on February 2 [1 favorite]


As someone who likes old school game music but tends to stay away from the horror genre, I'm really glad I listened to this! The guitar is great, and I especially like the effects of the echoey cymbals and varying sounds of the sustained bass line.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:19 PM on February 10 [1 favorite]


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