The Horror Honeys: Spooky Kids Saturday Cartoon ~ 'I Miss You'

Spooky Kids Saturday Cartoon ~ 'I Miss You'

It's already been established that most of the Horror Honeys were pretty weird kids growing up. But if you're here, chances are you were too. So welcome! You're among spooky friends. While other kids watched boring old children's cartoons, we grew up on Ren & Stimpy. And while other girls listened to stupid old boy bands, we were in love in with weird wonderfulness that was Björk. And then one magical day, those interests ran headlong into one another.

So join us, darklings, in the fabulous mindfuck that is the video for Björk's "I Miss You," directed by John Kricfalusi.

Joooooin ussssss...

In 1995, Icelandic musical prodigy Björk released her sophomore album Post, and I can't speak for the other Honeys, but for me, that album was my introduction to a world outside of what I was hearing on the radio. "Army of Me," "Isobel," "It's Oh So Quiet..." I listened to the album so often that my dad knew the lyrics to most of the songs by 1996. The first Björk video I ever saw was the Spike Jonze-directed "It's Oh So Quiet," a tribute to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which was (and is) one of my favorite films. But then... the video for "I Miss You" came out.

Do you remember that bygone era when, in order to re-watch a video you loved without sitting around and praying to the MTV gods for it to re-air, you had to record it to VHS? Well, I did that with "I Miss You," and I watched it in my room more times than I can possibly quantify. Björk and Kricfalusi were responsible for my official transition to (technical) adulthood, to a world where my music and my viewing habits at last became entirely my own. I still watch "I Miss You" all the time, because it never stops being visually stunning. And I will never stop listening to Björk, because she is a constantly evolving musical construct, a beautiful piece of human art, and a woman that both directly and indirectly shaped the way this Horror Honey sees the world. ~RH