Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Jonathan King (2006)

82min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It's appropriate that Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop provided the effects for this Kiwi horror comedy, as it's powered by the same gleeful tastelessness that the director brought to his early cult hits like Braindead. Here, Nathan Meister plays the sheep-phobic farmer's son who reluctantly returns to the family holdings to formally sign everything over to his bullying brother (Peter Feeney). However, Meister soon discovers that his sibling has been playing around with nature, and that the usually docile flock now has a taste for human flesh. Naturally, evil scientists are the villains of the piece, but director Jonathan King has just as much fun sending up the politically correct antics of the greenies - in fact, protesting vegetarian activist Oliver Driver suffers some of the worst indignities. There's even room for a bit of twisted woolly romance, although King is happiest when piling on the splatter effects: the film's finest moment comes when the blood-crazed flock come thundering down the hill to lay waste to a group of investors.

Summary

A man who quit his job as a sheep farmer, owing to a phobia about the animals, returns to the family homestead 15 years later to find his brother performing genetic experiments on his flock. But tampering with nature produces deadly side effects, as the sheep develop an insatiable appetite for human flesh and go on a bloodthirsty rampage. Comedy horror, with Nathan Meister, Peter Feeney and Danielle Mason.

Cast & Crew

Henry Oldfield Nathan Meister
Angus Oldfield Peter Feeney
Experience Danielle Mason
Tucker Tammy Davis
Mrs Mac Glenis Levestam
Grant Oliver Driver
Oliver Oldfield Matt Chamberlain
Dr Rush Tandi Wright
Director Jonathan King
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: IconGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 12 Oct 2007
Comedy Drama