Horror is one of the most profitable and famous film genres of all time. Of course, it’s not snagging Oscars left and right like some other genres. However, it is still very much appreciated. Some of the earliest horror films debuted as silent films in the 1920s and were followed by the Universal Monsters franchise (“Frankenstein”, “Dracula”, etc.) for decades to come.
During the 1960s horror started to morph, and then in the 1970s slashers came into prominence. In the 1980s, horror was in full force, spawning some of the most iconic film franchises in history, including “Friday the 13th” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” The momentum continued in the 1990s with films like “Scream” and in the 2000s a new wave of horror began 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 to many 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 movie from this list in the comments section on social media.