Sunday, October 16, 2011

Black Sheep (2006)

Links: Wikipedia, IMDB (5.9).

This film is a horror comedy from New Zealand about flesh-eating were-sheep.  As you might expect from the silly premise, it's more comedy than horror, albeit with some gross-out gore and the rare moment of legitimate tension.  In general, the film consciously copies the comedy/gore "splatstick" style of the other noteworthy New Zealand horror comedy, Peter Jackson's 1992 Braindead/Dead Alive.  I thought there were some minor problems with the film telegraphing its intentions too clearly, and the sudden tone shifts for just one scene at a time were unpleasantly jarring, but overall it was fun, which is ultimately what counts.  Score: 3 stars out of 4.

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