Whenever a new film festival slate goes up, obviously I go right to the horror section. And (thanks Matt!) it certainly looks like South By Southwest 2008 has its share of nasty surprises for me, but I'm also pretty excited about the rest of their line-up too. In addition to juicy titles like Dance of the Dead, Southern Gothic and (ahem) Registered Sex Offender, we'll also get to see promising stuff like Stop-Loss, Battle in Seattle, 21, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Shine a Light, Run Fatboy Run, Harold and Kumar 2, and a whole bunch more.

Plus SXSW is well-known for their documentary slates (regular doco and music-oriented doco), their attention to Texas cinema, and (of course) their ability to throw one helluva midnight show. The full 2008 SXSW film list (complete with external reviews!) can be enjoyed after the jump, or you can feel free to click through the official SXSW website. This year it looks to be me, Jette, Erik and Eric on the scene (with a few surprise contributors!), so if you can't make the festival, rest assured that the Cine team will bring you all the sights, sounds and smells. (Yes, smells. The BBQ is that damn good.)

Oh, and the film section of SXSW (they also do music and interactive festivals at the same time) runs from March 7 to 15. If you see one of us there, definitely say hi. Our secret code phrase will be "Dude. Cinematical is so awesome." And now, on with the movies...