Demi Lovato's Chilling 'Still Alive' Music Video

Ashley Hunte
Demi Lovato
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In her latest music video, Demi Lovato goes up against a formidable foe: Ghostface.

Released for the soundtrack of the upcoming film Scream VI, Demi's new song, Still Alive, features a spine-chilling video, which was released earlier today.

The Video Follows A Narrative Similar To A Horror Movie

In the video, Lovato, clad in black leather, gives tickets to a concierge.
youtube | Demi Lovato

Demi brings some friends to an old-fashioned theater, seemingly to attend a private screening of Scream VI.

All The While, Lovato Sings About Surviving Her Demons

A clip of Lovato singing in front of a large chandelier.
youtube | Demi Lovato

Demi, who has had her fair share of health scares and tragedies in the past, sings about perseverance in the pop-rock song. Lyrics include, "I'm still alive. I don't want to just survive. Give me something to sink all my teeth in. Eat the devil and spit out my demons."

She Continues With Her Message About Not Giving Up

Another shot of Lovato singing in front of blue lights in a dim room.
youtube | Demi Lovato

"Went to hell but I'm back and I'm breathing, make me bleed but my heart is still beating," Demi continues in the song.

Meanwhile, The Music Video Features Actual Demons

Lovato and her friends look around a screening room confused.
youtube | Demi Lovato

Much like in a slasher film, Demi and her friends quickly figure out that something isn't quite right with their private screening, as the film suddenly shuts off.

Enter Ghostface

Ghostface stands behind the group, unbeknownst to them.
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Alongside clips from Scream VI, Ghostface appears. This time, it seems that he has Demi and her friends in his sights, and he's not going down without a fight.

The Video Continues With The Horror Vibes

Ghostface looms in his iconic mask.
youtube | Demi Lovato

Spine-chilling clips of Ghostface hunting his prey continue, with more footage of the film to get viewers hyped.

Eventually, Though, Demi Fights Back

Demi is about to deal the final blow to Ghostface.
youtube | Demi Lovato

Much like the "final girl" in any horror movie, Demi takes center stage in the effort to fight back against Ghostface. After a tense fight, she grabs his knife and is ready to deliver the final blow.

But Things Aren't Quite What They Seem.

The friends sit in a screening room, watching the scene where Lovato is about to end Ghostface.
youtube | Demi Lovato

Much like any Scream movie, the music video subverts expectations. Before Demi can deliver the final blow, it's revealed that the entire sequence is actually part of its own movie. Talk about taking meta-horror to the next level!

Now, Demi Is Watching On.

Demi watches on with a satisfied look on her face.
youtube | Demi Lovato

As it turns out, she and her friends were watching their own movie. It's a strangely poetic ending to the music video.

You Can Check It Out Now!

Still Alive is available on streaming platforms, while the music video is out right now on Demi's official YouTube channel.

Demi First Teased The Song In February

Teasing its March 3rd release ahead of Scream VI, Demi posted a teaser pic to her Instagram in February. "What's your favorite scary movie?" the caption on the post asks.

She Later Followed The Teaser Up With More Pictures

A few days before the music video's release, Demi posted multiple behind-the-scenes pics from the set, showing off her outfit, and a picture of herself wearing the iconic mask.

Then, The Day Of The Release Came

Uploading the video at midnight Eastern time, Demi posted her own promo to Instagram, once again showing off the leather jacket and slicked hair she sports during the video.

Demi Called Herself A 'Huge Fan' Of The 'Scream' Movies.

Demi dressed in red, singing and dancing in a video.
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"I couldn't think of a more perfect home for Still Alive than within the Scream universe," she said ahead of the song's release.

The 'Scream' Films Have Been Frightening Fans For More Than Two Decades

Ghostface, the killer in all of the Scream movies.

First hitting theaters in 1996, Scream has spawned four sequels, with the most recent one released in 2021.

But Now, Fans Can Get Ready For A Brand New 'Scream' Experience

Ghostface stands in a convenience store with a shotgun.
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While the cast of the Scream films has changed over the years, the Ghostface killer has remained the same (though there's always someone new behind the mask).

Many Stars Will Be Returning This Time Around.

A woman with bloody hands holds a bag with a Ghostface mask in it.
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Wednesday star Jenna Ortega, who appeared in the fifth installment of the series, will be returning for Scream VI.

And Of Course, Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox returns once again for Scream VI.
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The Friends alum has been a staple in the series since it first releases, and is once again returning to reprise her role as Gale Weathers.

The Film Is Releasing In A Week

Fans won't have to wait too much longer, with Scream VI set to hit theaters on March 10th.

h/t ET