Fantasporto fan of U.S.

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The Fantasporto Oporto Intl. Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 24th edition, which runs Feb. 16-March 1.

Portugal’s biggest film fest has an unusually high proportion of feature films from the U.S. and U.K., including the opening and closing features: “Northfork,” by Michael Polish, and Wayne Kramer’s “The Cooler.”

The fantasy official section includes Marcus Nispel’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Cabin Fever” by Eli Roth, “The Last Horror Movie” by Julian Richards, Brian Yuzna’s “Beyond Re-Animator” and “Robot Stories” by Greg Pac.

Directors Week features include “Perfect Strangers” by Gaylene Preston, “Struggle” by Ruth Mader, “800 Bullets” by Alex de la Iglesia and “Investigation Into the Invisible World” by Jean Michel Roux.

Retrospectives are planned for horror icons Boris Karloff and Lucio Fulci.

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