Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings
Mar 10, 2013Henry returns to the family farm to overcome his fear of sheep after a traumatic childhood incident, but he and several other unlucky visitors must fight to survive when the genetically-altered flock turns on their masters! The outrageous horror comedy BLACK SHEEP scores big laughs with its absurd stance against biological engineering. No one is safe when writer/director Jonathan King makes the self-righteous environmentalists out to look just as foolish as the careless scientists. With the award-winning WETA Workshop assigned to the film, one can only expect the best out of the special effects department, and they deliver. The sheep look incredibly realistic as they just obliterate everything in their path, tearing off flesh and ripping the guts out of each of their victims in a hilarious display of comic gore that calls back to New Zealand's other famous Horror film, DEAD ALIVE. Unsurprisingly, the characters and plot quickly lose focus when faced with the ridiculous antics occurring on screen. Although the overall silliness does begin to wear by the third act, BLACK SHEEP is still a wildly entertaining film that creature fans are sure to enjoy.
I Like Horror Movies… Full Review »
Nov 24, 2012This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I really enjoyed this twist on the standard 'zombie' genre film. Also, being set in New Zealand, it almost made more sense (no offense intended). When you combine a fear of sheep, genetically altered 'zombie sheep', the classic "those scientists don't know what they're doing" activists, and an outstanding trailer, which includes a scene where the villain (Angus) is standing in a room, sounds of sheep bleeting, his pants apparently down around his ankles, and responding to the question "What are you DOING?" with the excellent response: "You wouldn't understand", the circle is complete. And, either intentionally or accidentally, some scenes paid tribute to other movies. I was reminded of the schoolhouse scene in "The Birds", "The Great Escape," when Charles Bronson freezes in the tunnel. And, of course, the original "Night of the Living Dead." One might also think of "An American Werewolf in London.". The language is quite crude (though, considering what's happening, completely appropriate), and the subtext (which reminds me of "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back", when they're riding with the 'sheep lover') isn't exactly appropriate for the younger crowd. Still, I found this quite fun.… Full Review »