Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Black Sheep-review

Your next "American Idol".
            No, this isn’t the movie staring Chris Farley.  This is the 2007 New Zealand movie about killer sheep.  I’m not going to get into too many details because this movie is completely worth checking out for any horror fan. The effects are really well done for a movie about killer sheep.  It’s a really well put together movie.

This is what happens when you order a gyro in New Zealand.
            Besides a competent script and well acted little comedy at times there are some really awesome shock scenes that are put in to gross out the audience.  This is pretty cool considering you can tell when the sheep are attacking they are basically well put together puppets.  The rest of the time the directors use what New Zealand has in abundance, sheep, and lets them run amok it seems.  It works so well because I guarantee if this was a U.S. movie the sheep would be CGI.

Some people take piercing way too far.
            The story is fairly simple.  A young man with a crippling phobia of sheep goes to meet up with his brother on their old sheep farm.  The older brother, Angus, intends to buy the younger brother Henry out.  Little does Henry know that Angus has been conducting secret genetic experiments to make the sheep into vicious carnivores whose bite will transform people into hybrid sheep creatures.

            I do not want to spoil the rest. Suffice it to say that there are oodles of gore.  Great effects considering what you are watching. A penis biting joke and several fart jokes to take the high road and of course a sheep fucking joke because…why not?   Granted if you rented a movie about killer sheep and expected “Casablanca” you must live for disappointment. 
Gonna need some heavy fiber to pass this one.
            For what it is it delivers the goods and entertains.  Like “Splinter” or the “Human Centipede” the movie is funny in its horror movie clichés.  But you get what you pay for and the movie does it really well.  There are fine performances and in terms of good fun this is certain to please anyone with a sense of humor.  I recommend “Black Sheep” to anyone willing to take a chance on a strange but fun horror twist.

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