A Valentine’s Day card designed by Dr. Jose of Camera Viscera based on the 1990 flick, ‘Frankenhooker.’
Though I hate to admit it, I am, in fact, a grownup. I also happen to know most adults are not in the habit of sending out Valentine’s Day cards, though you would be hard-pressed to believe this was the case after a quick trip down the greeting-card aisle of any local drugstore this time of year. I, however, like to throw a monkey wrench of sorts into events such as Valentine’s Day by breaking the rules and doing something different—and I’m always on the lookout for new ideas. Like the “Vile Valentines” I recently came across while in search of amusing anti-Valentine’s Day inspiration.
Dr. Jose, the curator and owner of website Camera Viscera started making the “Vile Valentines” featured in this post in 2015, and they were quite the hit with horror fans. Dr. Jose’s Valentines feature brightly colored images from classic horror slashers like My Bloody Valentine (1981), and campy horror flicks such as Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988), and 1990’s Frankenhooker. The best thing about Dr. Jose’s cards is they have been provided to all us sick freaks for FREE. All you have to do is click here, or here, select the card you want to print and voilà! You now have your very own Vile Valentine to give to the one you love (or like just a little). I’ve posted images of Dr. Jose’s horrifying messages of love below—some are slightly NSFW.
A Valentine based on the 1986 film starring Jeff Goldblum, ‘The Fly.’
A Valentine featuring a creepy image of actor Donald Sutherland from the 1978 film ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers.’
Actress Mia Farrow on a Valentine homaging the 1968 film ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’
A Valentine featuring an image of Regan MacNeil (as played by actress Linda Blair) from the 1973 film ‘The Exorcist.’
Actress Heather Langenkamp (as her character Nancy Thompson) taking a call from her nemesis Freddy Krueger in 1984’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street.’
A Valentine based on ‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space.’
The terrifying ventriloquist dummy Fats from the 1978 film ‘Magic’ starring Sir Anthony Hopkins.
An image of actor Tony Todd from the 1992 film ‘Candyman.’
An image of unforgettable actor Michael Berryman, one of the stars of the 1977 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, ‘The Hills Have Eyes.’
An image of the creepy killer from the 1981 slasher ‘My Bloody Valentine.’
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A Valentine based on the 1982 film ‘Basket Case.’
HT: Camera Viscera
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Andy Warhol at Fiorucci, Valentine’s Day 1986
Valentine’s Day cards inspired by the master of horror, David Cronenberg
Modern love: Valentines featuring Grace Jones, Robert Smith, David Bowie & other pop-culture icons!
Inappropriate and just plain WRONG vintage Valentine’s Day cards
Glenn Danzig Valentine’s Day cards