Black Sheep

October 11th, 2007 - 11:22am by Slye Fox
Tags: movie review! Baaaaaaa!

After doing all the creature creation for "Lord of the Rings" and "King Kong" with Peter Jackson, the Weta Workshop needed something a little more serious. Good thing Jonathan King came along with Black Sheep. :) Although "Black Sheep" may not have a line as cool as Samuel L. Jackson's in "Snakes on a Plane", the sock-puppet and heads-on-sticks cheese factor well makes up for it. Honestly though, when the Weta folk get involved in a low-budget horror romp -- why wouldn't you want to see it?

Sock puppet or Space Herpe?
"There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand... and they're pissed off!"

Our action starts with the little fella to the left who looks like a cross between a mutated muppet and the space herpe. After biting the hippy's ear off, it bites another sheep and the trouble begins. Apparently, one bite transfers the evilness werewolf style and the sickness quickly spreads to the rest of the herd. Meanwhile, the hippy is busy turning into a sheep himself. Weresheep -- yay! In the words of the mad scientist of the film, "It looks like we've finally achieved spontaneous cellular transfer." Perfect -- sounds like the "Island of Dr. Moreau" to me. (Sadly, a film not yet in my collection.)

Sheep-digo or Wendi-sheep

Actually the best part is the half-sheep/half-human characters that moan and groan and try to bite our protagonists. They so closely resemble the Wendigo that it's absolutely delightful. They're only missing antlers -- but I can forgive them that. These monsters alone make this my new favorite B-flick. Baaaa!

Link to the IMDb page and the DVD page.

Here's the trailer...