Black Sheep **1/2
Written and Directed by Jonathan King
This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated, but would be a hard R for strong graphic bloody violence and some language.
Although it is being released on June 22nd, "Black Sheep" is making a tour at Tribeca as well. "Black Sheep" is from New Zealander Jonathan King, who creates a horror comedy, which has become all the rage these days. Here he takes a quite obserd plot, which is probably what makes it the most compelling. This is the story of a bunch of farmers who are experimenting on sheep, until one of the activists trying to save them accidentally unleashes the experiment onto the exisiting sheep, turning them into blood sucking killers. In additon there is the visiting brother of the scientist farmer who has a deathly fear of sheep, but must band together with the female activist(Experience) and another friend of him to try and survive the attack. "Black Sheep" is a pretty ridiculous film, but is made hilarious by the fact that there are killer sheep on the loose.
There is just something funny about a sheep suddenly popping up and than hearing creepy music to go with it. And the sheep travel in droves, which of course make them even more scary. To make matters even more surreal, there are those the sheep bite, who turn into super strong were-sheep. My only problem here is that eventually is gets somewhat tedious, especially towards the final battles at the end. The resolution is somewhat brilliant, but over time you wonder how many different organs can the sheep rip out before the end. It is still a fun time and one seriously worth checking out when it is released on June 22nd. "Black Sheep" was part of the midnight program at Tribeca, which show some off color and strange films to a crowd of people that is probably stoned or drunk. In addition, there was a Q and A with King after the film, to some decent questions, and then a bunch that were probably the results of some of those substances.