Black Sheep

I watched an odd movie tonight. I actually posted about it two years ago but never got around to watching it until now. The name is Black Sheep and it's a black comedy horror flick out of New Zealand.

The movie pulled a 71% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it deserves it. Over at IMDB it only got a 6/10 but I think they missed the humor. Maybe they just wanted a zombie flick. This film pokes fun at all sorts of targets. Global warming, environmentalists, genetic research, corporations, psychiatry, and of course sheep and the people that love them. The tag line for the movie is "There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand and they're pissed off" which reflects the movie's plot.

You see, apparently there was a little genetic experimentation done on some sheep and things went awry. Horribly awry. And those sheep started to like the taste of meat---human meat. Not so funny, huh? Well in the hands of the director, Jonathan King, it is funny. Oddly enough.

The film was released in 2007 and is only 87 minutes long. It really goes by quickly since while it does have the traditional horror film's love of gore, it also has a very amusing sense of humor. The "making of" extra feature is also quite entertaining. The film's probably not worth buying, though I did, but well worth renting.


Teresa said…
Very odd post.... VERY ODD!
Michael Manning said…
Odd yes. Sort of like a bad dream.

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