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Horror is one of the most profitable and celebrated film genres of all time. Sure, it's not snagging up Oscars left and right like some other genres. However, it's still very much beloved. Some of the first horror movies debuted as silent films during the 1920s and were followed up by the Universal Monsters franchise ("Frankenstein," "Dracula," etc.) during the coming decades. 

During the 1960s, horror began to transform and then in the 1970s, slashers came into prominence. By the 1980s, horror was in full force, giving rise to some of the most iconic film franchises in history—notably "Friday the 13th" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street". The momentum continued during the 1990s with films like "Scream" and by the 2000s, a new wave of horror had started with "Saw," "The Ring" and "Paranormal Activity." Horror continued to grow and evolve throughout the 2010s with films like "Get Out" and "The Conjuring" and now, in the 2020s, it's still going strong thanks many of the revival films.

Take a look at tattoos inspired by some of the best horror movies of all time in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite film from this list in the comments section on social media. 

"Psycho" (1960)

"Alien" (1979)

"Nosferatu" (1922)

"Jaws" (1975)

"The Babadook" (2014)

"Frankenstein" (1931)

"The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

"Halloween" (1978)

"It" (2017)

"Hereditary" (2018)

"Midsommar" (2019)

"Carrie" (1976)

"The Love Witch" (2016)

"The Ring" (2002)

"Suspiria" (1977)

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984)

"The Shining" (1980)

"Zombieland" (2009)

"Eraserhead" (1977)

"Misery" (1990)

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974)

"The Blair Witch Project" (1999)

"Candyman" (1992)

"The Exorcist" (1973)

"The Omen" (1976)

"Doctor Sleep" (2019)

"The Thing" (1982)

"Poltergeist" (1982)

"Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954)

"Scream" (1996)

"The Lost Boys" (1987)

"Trick 'R Treat" (2007)

"Hellraiser" (1987)

"Dead Alive" (1992)

"Interview with the Vampire" (1994)

"Get Out" (2017)

"Planet Terror" (2007)

"American Psycho" (2000)

"The Evil Dead" (1981)

"Re-Animator" (1985)

"Gremlins" (1984)

"Beetlejuice" (1988)

"Killer Klowns From Outer Space" (1988)

"Child's Play" (1988)

"Friday the 13th" (1980)