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Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 March 2007 (New Zealand)
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Mason ...
Tammy Davis ...
Doctor Rush
Glenis Levestam ...
Mrs. Mac
Taxi Driver
Matthew Chamberlain ...
Oliver Oldfield (as Matt Chamberlain)
Nick Fenton ...
Young Henry
Eli Kent ...
Young Angus
Sam Clarke ...
Young Tucker
Richard Chapman ...
Louis Sutherland ...
Ian Harcourt ...


Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Olfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry has finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first to be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version. Running for the farm men, Grant's mate, student Experience, gets teamed up with Harry and his boorish but gentle pastoral youth friend Tucker. They must survive both the bloodthirsty sheep and their creators, who didn't realize this yet but dispose of an antidote. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

29 March 2007 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte en la granja  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

NZD 257,293 (New Zealand), 1 April 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,102, 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$82,987, 12 August 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Released in Spain as a double feature with Severance (2006). See more »


When Grant the Weresheep attacks the people in the house, the digital clock in the background goes from 3:12 to 3:11 in a later scene. See more »


Henry: What's that?
Experience: Geranium: aromatherapy for uplift and hormonal balance.
Henry: Do your hormones really need balancing?
Experience: Considering I've been attacked by genetically-engineered monsters, jumped off a moving vehicle, been chased across a paddock, dragged into a torture chamber, pulled into a mountain of rotting flesh - yes, my hormones need fucking balancing.
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Referenced in Dating Lanzelot (2011) See more »

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Damn good movie. Scary in two ways.
18 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was lots of fun. It is not really for intellectual heavyweights, but if you want to be entertained for an hour and a half, then this is definitely one to watch.

It certainly stereotypes New Zealanders in a way I bet will annoy them no end, but it probably points to the maturity of their nation that they can get away with sheep-sex jokes without it causing too much angst.

There were some great one-liners, and the special effects were quite sophisticated too. The psycho sheep looked quite real at times.

I am just wondering how they got the real sheep to act so convincingly, by running in the right direction at the right time, and going up to people etc. I owned sheep as a child, and they are dumb animals.

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