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"Haunted House" (also known as "Castle Boss" or "Cache Boss") is an 8-bit song composed by 8-Bit Beast, which was created in 2013 using Famitracker. It is notable for its inconsistent / non-existent melody, bare instrumentation, and disorganized sound.
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- See also: Category:Rips featuring Haunted House
The meme first appeared on SiIvaGunner on September 16th, 2016 in "Vampire Killer - Castlevania". It has become a recurring (and initially not well-received though most people have warmed up to it) meme in some of SiIvaGunner's rips, due to sounding like a broken glitchy mess.
The song's first appearance was the first exposure to many of the regular SiIvaGunner viewers, who did not know of the origins of the song. They later discovered a video named "8-bit Shifter - Ｃａｃｈｅ Ｂｏｓｓ", which was uploaded on the YouTube channel MattHubris on September 19th in 2016. It is apparently a bonus track from the Bandcamp album Chiptunes = WIN: Volume 5. The song starts off as a bright and upbeat remix of the original 8-Bit Beast song, but abruptly switches to a MIDI version that faithfully reproduces the cacophonic composition. With the increased attention that the video got, MattHubris uploaded another video a few days later, featuring the original song (titled "8-Bit Beast - Castle Boss"), thus giving the true source exposure.
It was later used as a major meme during The SilvaGunner Spooktacular Halloween Horror Special (and future Halloween events) where it received a fake game dedicated to it known as 8-Bit Beast's Haunted House. This fake game also shows a literal 8-bit beast, to represent 8-Bit Beast. In some lore videos, it's implied that the beast is actually Wood Man in a werewolf-esque transformation.