This just in from Lady Gaga:

Appropriate! While Mother Monster has been putting forward a relatively more demure image as of late -- see her stunning "Sound of Music" tribute at the Oscars on Sunday -- her outlandish fashions in years past have often paid homage to the horror genre. Below we run down seven of her most terrifying looks (in order of scariness) to celebrate her series regular role on Season 5 of "American Horror Story."

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.