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Stranger Things in 8-Bit Makes the Demogorgon Look So Cute

Screengrab via YouTube
Screengrab via YouTube

Stranger Things has been remade every which way from Sunday, and now we’re got a new 8-bit rendition of the modern classic. Sure, it’s got Eggo waffles, tired Will eyes, and a floating Millennium Falcon, but just look at the Demogorgon! It’s so precious I want to give it a hug— although I won’t, because I don’t think it would end well.


CineFix has released its latest “8-bit cinema,” this time about the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. It’s a solid tribute to the classic RPGs of the 1980s, with its fetch quests, old-school dialogue trees, and charming 8-bit tunes from Henry Dutton.

My favorite part of the video was how adorable the Demogorgon looks in 8-bit, largely thanks to director David Dutton’s animation style. This was a creature that haunted the series from the shadows until it made its horrific otherworldly debut, but here it just looks like a yeti ski jumper who only wants a friend.


We’ve seen other 8-bit renditions of the series, like YouTubers Toon Doom and Frank Morales. This isn’t even the first video game-style creation inspired by the series. One fan made a point-and-click adventure earlier this year, which you can play for free.

The video also gives us a complete synopsis of the entire 8-episode season in just over 4-minutes, in case you’ve been too cool to watch Eleven flip a van over her head. Check it out here:


Video Editor and Staff Writer at io9. My doppelganger is that rebelling greeting card from Futurama.

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These things never resemble anything that could have appeared on any ‘8-bit’ system. They should really re-brand themselves as ‘sub-par pixel art cinema.’