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.
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 jumperwho only wants a friend.
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: