Well here's some fun news for those who already have their SXSW badges tucked into their back pockets: turns out that Mr. Neil Marshall, director of such fine genre films as Dog Soldiers, The Descent, and Doomsday, will be attending next week's South By Southwest Film Festival, and get this: Thanks to SXSW and Fantastic Fest, he'll be introducing a movie to the screaming masses, and I bet he's bringing that wondrous horror geek of a wife with him!

My money is on Neil playing Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, but I polled the Cinematical staff and I got some other good predictions. Will Goss has $600 on Mr. Marshall playing a brand-new 35mm print of Showgirls, while Peter Hall is convinced it's something else. ("Moulin Rouge," he says, "I guarantee it.") Erik Davis went withThe Last Starfighter, Monika Bartyzel said "something by Guy Maddin, definitely," and Eric D. Snider picked Avatar, "because nobody has seen it yet." Jette said Willy Wonka, Pete Martin went with Yojimbo, and Jeff Anderson, strangely enough, also predicted Showgirls. I even asked Gilchrist ("The Day After!"), Yamato ("The Breakfast Club!"), and Jenni Miller, who went with Fiddler on the Roof. (The rest of the staff ignored me while watching Pam have a baby on The Office.)

Our lone voice of reason was Ms. Elisabeth Rappe, who chimed in quietly from the back of the room and asked "Hey, doesn't that Marshall guy have a brand-new movie?" Hmm, she may have picked the winner. I still think it'll be Halloween 3.