ReMix:Friday the 13th "Panic at Camp Crystal" 4:10

By Ghetto Lee Lewis

Arranging the music of one song...

"Side View Screen"

Primary Game: Friday the 13th (LJN , 1989, NES), music by Hirohiko Takayama

Posted 2002-10-31, evaluated by djpretzel

It's that time of year again. Where I'm at, in Northern Virginia, it's been colder, wetter, and basically crappier than recent falls in my memory. That, compounded with the recent sniper thing, has made this season very oppressive and slow and oogy. Thankfully, the rain let up a bit tonight for Halloween, and we've got a big-bowl-of-candy ready for da kids. I have a rule though: I only buy candy that I myself would eat. That way, when it turns out that only four or five trick-or-treaters stop by to deplete my supply, I have a healthy reserve afterwards. Another good strategy I've seen is to buy a boatload of something you don't like (for me, Good & Plenty's) and layer that on top, as a preliminary 'shield' of sorts. Works like a gem. But I digress - Ghetto Lee Lewis aka Thomas Nelson submitted this a while back and you may have heard it elsewhere, but we both thought it'd be totally appropriate for a Halloween debut on OCR - our first ReMix of the classic NES adaptation of Friday the 13th. Yes, the legendary 8-bit pixelized incarnation of the unstoppable (and recently, with 'Jason X', hilarious) Jason and the exploits of those randy and obnoxious teens he's constantly pestered by. Can you really blame the guy? If you were trapped in a string of B movies with C acting and had only your girth and a hockey mask and immortality to defend yourself, wouldn't YOU lash out at the world too? Think about it . . . Ghetto Lee's put together an interesting, movie-quote laden arrangement that's essentially a two-parter - first we get the spookier piano and strings rendition (questionable violin in the upper register but otherwise good and different), segueing into a technotrance section of about equal length with a quote and deep church bell. The quotes, btw, are mixed in well and add to the ambience of the piece - you can't make an arrangement of a B horror-flick legacy without inserting some of that cheese and camp in there, and these do the trick. The second section, while not as moody, is more danceable and still manages to pull some interesting changes, even if it the soundset is clearly stock FruityLoops. The hybrid nature of the piece to me is the appeal - the two renditions play well off each other and the quotes add the right amount of atmosphere. Start playin' this now and frightenin' the children :)



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2015-02-27 15:10:53

I've been listening to ocremix for as long as I can remember...sometime in middle school and dang is that a long time ago, at least a good fourteen years..This is one song I keep coming back to..While it could use a tune up I still love it for what it is...The soundbites could be a bit better quality but I do enjoy their placement in the song. I also really enjoy it going from a somber melody to rather upbeat, it's called transition and it actually does it well. They could both work on their own but it is a nice mashup

on 2012-07-13 20:42:44


It's interesting to go back to these older tracks and see how well they stand up musically. Good stuff never gets old though, and I'm really digging the atmosphere in this one. The genre switchup caught me be surprise, but both halves of the track are interesting to listen to.

But sorry, those movie clips are blurgh.

on 2012-07-13 17:44:04

holy moses today's friday the 13th! and i also love this mix AND the movie clips

on 2012-07-13 14:28:48
Those clips from the movie need to sealed in a barrel of acid and forgotten about. They sodomise this mix in a most unappealing way. Do not enjoy.


The clips are cheesy/great :lol:

(Posting on Friday the 13th ReMix on Friday the 13th, FTW.)

on 2009-09-16 10:58:36

Those clips from the movie need to sealed in a barrel of acid and forgotten about. They sodomise this mix in a most unappealing way. Do not enjoy.

Besides the clips though, I actually don't mind the music. The samples are anything but inspiring, and the transitions between the two styles is like 10 seconds of awful, but it still gains points for what else it does.

I actually don't mind the second half as much as other people seem to. It doesn't seem that out of place to me, honestly. It certainly isn't a natural progression of the macabre string section thing going on, but I'm a fan of the retro sound with infused energy.

Of course, it's deeply flawed, or maybe mortally wounded would be a more fitting term. It's a shame this mix was shaped around something I personally detest a lot, but really, without the clips, it would still be just eh...

I'm just letting it be known I'm not completely down on this mix.

Jedi QuestMaster
on 2008-10-26 05:35:01

I'm definitely not a fan of the second part - it just doesn't fit. But still good as a whole.

Snip, snip :P

on 2008-04-04 10:19:17

This starts out dramatic (after the weak-ass movie sample that is), and though the violin is a bit shrill, it gets the mood across well. Then, uh, it's time to dance?

You kind of lost me in the 'transition'.

on 2006-08-02 18:44:43

I love this song, I've been listening to it for 4 hours straight now ever since I discovered it :D

Red Light District
on 2004-11-12 11:16:35

Creepy- good word to describe it. I saw this remix a couple of times but didn't actually listen to it until like, 3 days before halloween...

on 2004-11-11 14:39:07

Yesterday night I had a nightmare with this song as a soundtrack 8O ! MAybe my dinner have to be lighter... :oops:

on 2004-10-14 02:21:05

Ahh, NES memorabilia. For those of us who grew up with this game, will dance the night away to serious ear candy; superb.

on 2004-02-19 22:00:53

It has its strong points, and I agree it's halloween appropriate fare, but on a whole, it failed to impress me.

on 2004-02-19 17:43:55

This remix...its just so great. I heard a lot of remixes here on Overclocked, but this one made me make an account just to post on it. Hats off to the creatour of this Mix.

on 2004-01-27 02:05:13

out of the 56 hours of OCR's I have, THIS one, is the best :)

on 2002-11-17 22:17:20

At first, I wasn't into this mix much, but as I've listened to it more and more, It has grown on me quite a bit (something that happens a lot with me). I like how this changes from a more gothic, scary type of orchestral piece to a fast-paced techno rythm. It makes a good transition too...I had to listen a few times to even realize that was happening.

Great job on this mix!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Friday the 13th (LJN , 1989, NES)
Music by Hirohiko Takayama
"Side View Screen"

Tags (6)

Strings,Synth,Vocals: Voice Acting
Usage > Halloween

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