Horror films mean scares and thrills. And scares and thrills put bums on seats and popcorn in mouths. A certain proportion of the cinema viewing population loves Horror. Traditionally not taken seriously as a genre or pooh poohed by snobby film academics, I maintain that the horror film community is the most tightly knit, most knowledgeable and most laid-back group on the Net. Most of us horror fans have sampled all of the major genre staples - Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Exorcist etc. - and while we appreciate these films as masterpieces, there is usually, in the serious horror fan, a desire to delve more deeply into the genre. This can lead to dodgy ground. Crap acting, lame special effects and poor directing. In any other genre films with these attributes would be scorned. However, with Horror, some of us find them quite endearing. Perhaps we like the overall mood of the film or it's so bad it is funny. The list below follows in that ethos. These films are not great works of art but they are masterpieces of a kind for horror connoisseurs. And so I urge you to wallow in crapulence in these cult films - films that despite their flaws, are growing in appreciation today. Add your own films in the comments section below so we can mass debate!