The Blind Spot series was started a while back by Ryan McNeil of The Matinee, and in 2013 I’m jumping on the Internet bandwagon! The idea is simple: you compile a list of 12 movies you’ve never seen before and consider to be “cinematic blind spots,” and then over the course of the year you actually watch them — one per month — instead of shuffling them down your queue and continuing to avoid them.

My list for 2013 is below, complete with links to the already reviewed films. I had previously listed them alphabetically when I first unveiled the list, but I did a bit of light shuffling to accommodate my annual, month-long tribute to my love of horror films, Horrific October! These entries will always post on the last Monday of the month, with Ryan’s post at The Matinee going up the following day, featuring links to all those participating in the series.

January: Ace in the Hole
February: Aguirre, the Wrath of God
March: Badlands
April: Black Narcissus
May: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
June: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
August: The King of Comedy
September: Repulsion
October: Freaks
November: Shadow of a Doubt
December: Swing Time

2013’s series is done, check out the list for 2014!