As autumn and its darkness is bringing us all down, this week’s film is pure entertainment, no hidden depth or anything like that. It’s the wonderfully silly kiwi horror comedy Black Sheep (2006).
The story is as simple as it is hilarious: a bunch of genetically engineered sheep turn into vicious killers and start terrorizing a New Zealand farm community. In addition to being killing machines, the sheep’s bite will turn people into one of them. And as sheep outnumber the human population in NZ, it’s imperative to find an antidote! The film is very much in the vein ofthe early works of New Zealand’s great son, Peter Jackson, and well worth your time if you’re into that sort of thing (which I really am).
Get ready for the Violence of the Lambs indeed!