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Honestly, it can be really hard to top a great horror movie. If you’re a fan of the genre, it’s everything you can hope for and when it delivers, there’s no experience like it. With that in mind, though, there’s also nothing quite like an absolutely terrible horror movie, the kind of movie that’s unintentionally hilarious, creepy for the wrong reasons, or just plain wildly exploitative. However, there is a third option that we are focusing on today and that is those that fall into the “it’s so bad, it’s so good” group of scary movies.
Obviously, what is considered good or bad is subjective. One person’s Critters can be another’s Gremlins and so on. Sometimes it’s easy to see why a horror movie might not be everyone’s cup of tea, even when we think it should be: that cheesy zombie flick entertains despite being poorly edited with poor special effects and stilted dialogue. Other times, not so much. That said, you can always make a case for the merits of any movie. Which is exactly what we’ve done, multiple times, for our best bad horror list below.