In the modern age, it’s not difficult to find Valentine’s cards to suit everyone’s tastes – however dark or gory. You might imagine however, that in the days of the Universal Monsters, horror fans might have had a harder time finding cards themed with monsters and ghouls. Surely prior to the internet, Valentine’s cards were mostly generic, cutesy and covered with hearts, flowers and fluffy kittens?
Actually, throughout much of history, Valentine messages often had sinister, creepy and bizarre imagery. We’ve previously shared with you, cards featuring suicidal animals and organ trading babies. Now it’s time to look at a strange sub-genre of Valentines featuring ghosts, ghouls and other creatures generally associated with Halloween.