Alternate titles : Death on the Farm!

Tagline : "Prepare yourself for the Violence of the Lambs!"

Black SheepWith the amount of sheep in New Zealand, I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone did a horror comedy there about killer sheep on the rampage. Set in a remote farming community, former farm boy Henry Oldfield (Nathan Meister) has returned to his family's farmhouse in order to sell his share in the family business to his older brother Angus (Peter Feeney).

Henry has suffered for years with an irrational phobia of sheep and simply wants to sell up as quickly as possible so he can get back to the city. But little does he know, his older brother has been dabbling in genetic experiments on the livestock, and when a couple of bungling animal rights activists inadvertently let loose the genetically modified mutants, they quickly spread a zombie-like virus throughout the rest of the flock.

The next thing Henry knows, he and his friend Tucker (Tammy Davis) and the surviving animal rights activist, a young hippy girl named Experience (Danielle Mason), are running for their lives from flesh-eating sheep, which is not going to do Henry's phobia any good.

It's obvious that director Jonathon King (no not THAT Jonathon King) was taking cues from the earlier works of fellow NZ director Peter Jackson when he filmed this, as those who have seen "Bad Taste" and "Brain Dead" will attest to. Though the end result is a lot less bloody and action packed than Jackson's fare's

However, the scenes with the 'Weresheep' were pretty damn funny and the end massacre during Angus's party was downright hilarious too. So overall, it's definitely worth a watch but in all, I felt this could have done with a bit more gore and action.

Overall Marks :

Terrifying Trivia

Extra Info

 

Cast & Crew

Video Clips

 

Theatrical trailer (5.02MB).

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