Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Movie Review - Black Sheep

You may remember back in February I drew you attention to a trailer for a little film from New Zealand called Black Sheep. Well I actually got to see this classic movie the other day and let me say I was in no way disappointed.

In case you don't remember, this is a film about a sheep farmer who has been doing genetic experiments on sheep to breed the perfect specimen.

Taking the 28 Days Later route to disaster, some eco-hippies break into the lab to free the sheep and cause one mutated specimen to escape and infect all the other sheep in the area. They all start attacking humans to satisfy their new found love of blood and any humans that get bitten start turning into sheep.

This film is fantastic. It is done in the same vein as 'Bad Taste' and 'Brain Dead' but with more of a budget. The special effects are done by Weta who did Lord Of The Rings and so while not up to that standard are actually not as bad as they could have been.

Obviously this is not going to win an Oscar, but take it for what it is, a comic horror film with a very stupid premise, and you will love it. It's funny as well as gory and the action is well paced.

I watched this with Victoria and even she liked it. We were both laughing all the way through.

If you want 90 minutes of no brain required entertainment, watch this film!

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