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Black sheep to frighten London

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Black sheep to frighten London

Horror fans in the UK capital are in for a treat as the 2007 edition of the annual Film4 FrightFest unspools at the Odeon West End August 23-27.

The programming will feature the usual mixture of the controversial to the plain scary that the festival has become known for since 2000. This year, the festival will exclusively preview 26 new films, including seven world, six European and six UK premieres.

The festival kicks off with the UK premiere of New Zealand director Jonathan King’s zombie sheep horror comedy Black Sheep. The European premiere of Australian terror crocodile thriller Black Water follows.

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Other eagerly anticipated screenings include the Guillermo Del Toro executive-produced The Orphanage [+see also:
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, the clever slasher film All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, the US hit Disturbia, Night Watch sequel Day Watch and the Sundance hit The Signal. Uwe Boll gets a double bill with Seed and Postal and Tom Shankland’s Waz, starring Stellan Skarsgard, also premieres. World premieres include P2 (from the Switchblade Romance team) and Kit Ryan’s Russia-set Botched.

In addition, there are a host of special events including an evening with Andrew McDonald, who will reveal deleted scenes from 28 Weeks Later [+see also:
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Festival Co-Director Alan Jones said: “This year we showcase blockbusters from around the world, from Russia to Mexico, plus acclaimed Cannes and Sundance entries while still highlighting the must-see titles and up-coming global talent all discerning horror fantasy lovers should be aware of. Thanks to Film4's sponsorship we have been able to achieve our goal to provide the best all-round viewing experience with the widest reach in our ever-expanding eight-year history”.

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