Portal's Still Alive, now with horror films

Craig J. Clark puts a new spin on an old favorite.

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Fans of Valve's 2007 black-humor first-person puzzler Portal will be happy to learn that some people are still carrying a torch for the game, four years onward.

Craig J. Clark has made a music video for Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive", the all-too-memorable end-credits song, which was written by Coulton and performed by Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS in the game.

But instead of stringing together a montage of memorable Portal moments, Clark cleverly set the song to a sequence of scenes from old horror movies that are now in the public domain. Highlights include The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) and The House on Haunted Hill (1959). Here's Clark on his YouTube page:

"This music video is my own reimagining of the song "Still Alive" by Jonathan Coulton, using public-domain films found on Archive.org. I wanted to avoid making any overt references to the game Portal or to re-create the video game for this music video (since there are already plenty of those videos to be found online, anyway)."

Enjoy!

Discussion

10 comments
NAWABRA251
NAWABRA251

the video does not fit the song exactly

TheLoneMortal
TheLoneMortal

I agree that Sara Quin's voice is quite lovely, but the video as a whole just doesn't fit the song whatsoever.

Codester_41
Codester_41

Sara Quin would actually be a very great glados voice! such a cute charm with her, but yet she can use it in a way that's sarcastic and evil sounding while still being "innocent". I want this song!

No57
No57

Scheduled myself for a lobotomy after this.

Peter_Eater
Peter_Eater

Well this sucks. Has nothing to do with Portal & the credits song.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

I love Sara Quin's voice. And Tegan's. Makes me appreciate this slightly more, but it's overdone and I'm bored of the song. Still can't get enough of her voice though.

baal46
baal46

Big news. Someone made yet another "Still Alive" cover and uploaded it to youtube.

spenta
spenta

How does this tie in to Portal?