The Interwebz are awash with various Halloween-themed music covers in the fight for YouTube subscribers. But let’s go to a 1988 Japanese video game classic.

How is this one winning? Let’s see:

The music – 大魔界村 Dai Makaimur’s haunting Ghouls ‘n Ghosts theme (the late 80s Capcom sidescroller, which eventually made the leap from arcades to various consoles).

Authentic chip sounds sampled via OpenEMU.

That Ableton Push Red template, via Sonic Bloom.

That extra chill finger drumming beat on top.

It says … let’s light some jack-o-lanterns and pull out a few pieces of Candy Corn to share, here in my Shibuya gaming lounge.