This blood-soaked horror comedy is the story of Henry Oldfield (Nathan Meister) a New Zealander with an unfortunate phobia...of sheep. When Henry was a boy his father was killed in a herding accident on the land and Henry fled to the big city. Now years later he has returned to sell his half of the farm and--at the behest of his therapist--to face his fears. Meanwhile Henrys sadistic older brother Angus (Peter Feeney) has taken over the family business and become widely known for his controversial genetic experiments on the animals. When two animal activists release one of Anguss genetically-altered lambs Henrys trip quickly turns into his worst nightmare as the lambs zombie-like bite turns sheep and people into vicious flesh-eaters. Henry joins forces with one of the animal activists (Danielle Mason) and together they try to escape the sheep and find an antidote for the virus. Director Jonathon King cleverly plays on the silliness of the normally docile dimwitted lamb as terrifying monster and his shots of the sheep swarming over the hills induce equal parts thrills and laughter. However the storyline could perhaps have benefited from a bit less action and a bit more plot as the suspense and jokes begin to fizzle by the end. The excellent WETA WORKSHOP (known for its work on the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) delivers hilariously gory special effects. Faces are eaten off humans throw their own limbs and heads explode culminating in a raucous bloodbath that will likely earn BLACK SHEEP cult status among the EVIL DEAD crowd.
Director's commentary, Making of documentary, Five deleted scenes, Blooper reel, Icon trailer reel
Release Date: 31 March 2008
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 84 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
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