Review by Jason Minton
Black Sheep - 2006
"There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand... and they're pissed off!" Henry and Angus Oldfield grew up together in the New Zealand countryside on a quite sheep farm. The brothers couldn’t be more different. “Henry had a little lamb named Dudley whose fleece was white as snow. Everywhere that Dudley went, Henry was sure to go” until Angus killed Dudley, stringing up the lambs carcass for Henry to find. As adults Angus is ready to reveal a genetically engineered, superior sheep breed. Henry is returning home just in to for the slaughtering of the lambs. Fluffy and ferocious, these sheep are more terrifying than Hannibal Lecter. “Get ready for Violence of the Lambs!”
Black Sheep is “A new breed of comedy horror” paving the way for modern day horror films about comically mundane things. Before zombie beavers attacked and rubber left road grit behind, Black Sheep brought us “Shear Terror”! The Attack of the Killer Sheep is on and the wool will all be stained red for harvesting season.
"Oh god the fung shway in this movie is terrible." Production values aren’t the highest in Jonathan King’s directorial feature debut but the special effects are a lot of fun with the New Zealand based film using Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop for some effects. King takes his ridiculous concept and a cast of unknowns and has fun with it which comes across on screen. A great addition to any comedy horror collection. Now let’s “get the flock out of here!”
3 out of 5 Headless Critics