Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Surprise

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor
The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute to those films that have made a particularly strong impact over the past twelve months.

Surprises can come in all shapes and sizes. For us at Twitch these surprises were films we originally expected to dislike, while others were flicks that seemingly came out of nowhere to our absolute delight and awe. From neon-lit nightmares to the hours we keep in the museum, from cheap thrills to cannibal families, death-dealing judges and kid cops, here are our biggest surprises of 2013.     

Todd Brown, Peter Martin, Ryland Aldrich, James Marsh, Brian Clark, Ben Umstead, Jaime Grijalba Gomez, Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg, Ard Vijn, Patryk Czekaj, Joshua Chaplinsky, Eric Ortiz Garcia, Niels Matthijs, Kurt Halfyard, Christopher O'Keeffe, Dustin Chang, Jim Tudor, Ben Croll, Pierce Conran, Jason Gorber, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano and Kwenton Bellette contributed to this story.