While it breaks our retro hearts to know that there aren't legit NES game versions of cult classics like Zombie, Suspiria or Demons, the folks at Dr. Terror's Blog of Horrors offer you the next best thing in the form of mock-up trailers, screenshots, box art and game play instructions based on those beloved Italian horror films.
Taking a cue from actual NES horror games like Friday the 13th, Jaws and A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dr. Terror and his collaborators, including artist Frank Browning (whose work we showcased most recently in our series of horror ice cream flavors for the blog Freddy in Space) and electronic musician Sean O'Connor, are posting a special week of their “8 Bits From Hell” series, showcasing Italian horror films with a gallery of 8-bit mock-ups for games we'd all kill to own.
They've posted promo artwork, screenshots, theme music and even instructions for the Zombie game (it even features a “Zombie vs. Shark” play level and the infamous eyeball gouging as a cut-scene), as well as other cult classics like Dario Argento's Suspiria and Deep Red... even the notorious Cannibal Holocaust!
Drop by Dr. Terror's Blog of Horrors for the full gallery. But first, check out this Zombie NES game trailer!