Terrifying Videos From Our Youth: Shakespears Sister’s ‘Stay’ (Video)

Okay, does anybody else remember the video for Shakespears Sister’s “Stay”? It was the most terrifying thing to me when I was a child, and in re-watching it, I am shivering with the sense memory of any number of freaky-deaky nightmares.

What even is happening in this video? We’re in space, and then there’s an androgynous lady with a lovely voice and white face paint and so much kohl eyeliner, and there’s some dude on a table, and also there are weird machines, because alien civilization? And then HOLY SHIT the most terrifying alien space witch-lady shows up, and she’s MEAN and threatening, and maybe she is the embodiment of Death, and I’m a kid again and I’m having trouble falling asleep so I’m re-reading “From the Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” with a flashlight under the covers and I hope my dad doesn’t walk in and see me cuz then I’ll get in trouble! AAAAK!

This entire blog post has been a flashback, thank you.

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