Black Sheep (2006)
In New Zealand, they do it Sheep Style instead of Doggie Style.

Theatrical Release Date: 03/29/2007 (New Zealand), 06/22/2007 (USA)
Director: Jonathan King
Cast: Nathan Meister, Danielle Mason, Peter Feeney

Weird things happen in the Australia / New Zealand area. Some people were sent there because of a prison sentence. Others to drive Bob Costas around. Some pick up Academy Awards as a prelude to directing “Kong“. It’s an interesting corner of the world.

So rewind to spring / summer of 2007 where I caught this trailer online for a movie titled “Black Sheep”. Yes, I did think of that Chris Farley movie, but the new “Black Sheep” didn’t involve David Spade. This one actually involved many sheep, lots of fake blood, bad innuendo, and unnatural happenings…

Watch the trailer, or don’t watch it… It basically shows “Black Sheep” as being a Horror Comedy about some sinister sheep running amuck. The scenes in the trailer are priceless, so I had high hopes for the movie. But I prepared myself for the possibility of being disappointed.

Then the movie never came to any theater that I know of. So I waited for the Netflix.

So was I disappointed or surprised? Neither. It was a good and solid movie for the horror / comedy genre. You can tell it was low budget, but it did well with what it had while making up for the low budget by being pretty funny situationally and dialogue-wise in many places.

I personally liked the fact that throwing mint sauce on the offending sheep burned them like garlic on Kiefer Sutherland.

The cast is filled with Kiwi actors, so there was not star power per se. The characters are pretty standard, but there are some nicely unique twists to the character development from time to time.

It was a fun time that I recommend to anyone who likes the comedy / bad horror genre. As a horror / comedy flick, it gets 4 of 5 stars, but in terms of the general movie landscape, it’s only a 3 of 5.