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And then we have the humor, bizarre and cuddly and terrible all on its own, making a beautiful butterfly to watch buzz the skyline.
One thing I have to say about Black Sheep is that the previews really didn't do it justice. I'm not sure you could do it justice, either, but having such a good movie on your hands and having it spread by word-of-mouth is a sad affair when you think about it. I suppose that's been the blight of a lot of great dark comedies in their time; you have an idea that seems odd but that works, an audience that will grow to love it once they see it, and a bunch of film critics that will herald it the wrong way. Such can be expected, but so much the pity when the product is worth seeing. The acting is good, the prosthetics is good, the sheep fighting humans is funny, and the little plot pieces hiding here and there kept everyone I know rolling because it seemed so beautifully constructed.Read more ›
One part mad scientist messing with nature film; two brothers, one the prodigal son with a fear of sheep returns to take his share of the family farm and the "black sheep" evil brother who is conducting experiments in his laboratory with sheep genes. And no doubt the experiments go baaaad.
One part zombie film; a cross between 28 Days Later and Shaun of the dead. More so Shaun, but the animal rights people getting involved has the 28 days influence. When these mutated sheep are free they turn into blood thirsty beasts hungry for flesh. Perhaps all zombie films with their messages borrow from sheep, like Dawn and the aimless zombie like people mocking our consumer hungry society at malls, maybe there not zombies or people but; sheople.
One Part Were wolf movie; when a sheep bites you instead of becoming a blood thirsty zombie you actually transform into a sheep and then go looking for food. There is a part at the end reminiscent of the classic werewolf movie An American Werewolf In London.
Throughout all this we get two of the most extreme sides of animal rights. On one side we have the attractive greenie who believes the food we eat and farts we make contribute to the greenhouse effect, and her boyfriend who in trying to help causes more death. Then we have the evil scientist who throws all the genetic mutations in a hole labeled official dumping site and is willing to kill for money and profit. It pokes fun at the extremists in a fun way.Read more ›
When two animal rights activist's attempt to steal away with some lab specimens, they do more harm than good, releasing a dangerous experimental sheep fetus-monster whose bite is infectious in a style reminiscent of the Sumatran rat-monkey bite in Peter Jackson's gory classic Dead Alive. Infected sheep turn into rabid human-hunting carnivores; imagine a 28 Days Later where it's the sheep that are infected with rage. Meanwhile, humans that get bitten slowly morph into gigantic powerful were-sheep creatures. In both cases, the special effects are incredible. Very little CGI is used, making for more realistic monsters and more intense deaths, both of which fans of the genre will cheer for.
The underlying story about a young man with a crippling sheep phobia, the result of a traumatizing impish prank from his childhood, is decidedly light, but still makes for decent cinematic fare. Obviously, he has to overcome his improbable fear over the course of the film, while buckets of blood and guts are poured on everyone in sight. As the DVD case clearly states, this film is "not for the weak of stomach." Though the gore gets pretty intense, Black Sheep is still a good-natured comedy romp at its core and the jokes and sight gags keep the film from settling into generic B horror complacence.
"Can a schlocky horror comedy about weird sheep be perfect? Why not?Read more ›
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Genetic engineering goes wrong, turning thousands of harmless sheep into bloodthirsty beasts as they run amok in the New Zealand countryside. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kindle Customer
This is a very entertaining movie... Take the meek sheep and give them teeth. Funny take on genetic engineering/mad scientist twist.Published 3 months ago by BassetLuvr
Ware wolf's? Pfft. Zombie sheep.
Definitely comical, makes for a good laugh. Enjoyable.
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my brother, he loved it. This is a great flick for any horror fanatic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by The Inked Butterfly
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