Black Sheep

release year: 2006
genre: horror/comedy
viewing setting: home DVD, 12/16/08

synopsis: Genetic-experimentation waste infects a flock of sheep, turning them into flesh-eating wooly marauders.

impressions: An Australian production, this is quite possibly the first (and last) killer-sheep movie ever filmed, so they made sure to do it right: lots of gore and humor and preposterous situations. There's just something about a sheep that doesn't make you suspect "killer mutated animal" and that leads to a lot of the humor, intentional and otherwise, in this film. And being eaten by sheep isn't the only danger that the human characters have to worry about - just being bitten can lead to strange mutations like turning into a half-man, half-sheep beast. There are also odd elements like toxic waste, an offal pit, a corporate party being crashed by a flock of the monsters, and so on. This is strange nonsense in the vein of early Peter Jackson horror/humor gorefests like "Bad Taste" and "Dead Alive."

something this movie has that no other movie has: A sheep driving a truck. I'm not kidding.

acting: Decent jobs by Australian actors I've never heard of. The chick's thing with the envorinmental angle got old after a while, but that's not the actress' fault.

final word: Entertaining, but definitely not for everyone.

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