Not to be confused with the Chris Farley movie, Black Sheep (Unrated) is quite possibly the comedy of the year (that year being 2007). Horror movie or not, the hilarity in this one does not stop and it’s oh so quotable which I just love in a movie. One of my most favorite exchanges here:
“Actually, it was more like a sperm sample…”
*giggles* It’s fun to try to work that into conversation.
Hailing from New Zealand and bringing us some fresh new territory in the form of were-sheep, this is a cautionary tale against genetic engineering. Our hero (who incidentally after growing up on a sheep farm, has a phobia of sheep) returns home to sell his part of the farm to his brother who has been raising sheep on it this whole time. Unfortunately (or rather, fortunately for us), it turns out that his brother (who is oh so deliciously evil and slimy) has been doing experiments on the sheep, trying to create a perfect specimen. Of course the experiments go horribly wrong and the next thing you know you’ve got sheep attacking and eating humans who then turn into gigantic sheep themselves.
I know, I know, it sounds incredibly cheesy (and I guess it is a little) but more importantly it’s HILARIOUS. And disgusting. There are some definite gory blood and guts shots so this isn’t so much for the weak stomached crowd.
If you’re looking for a bit of a different horror comedy, definitely check this one out!
I really, really love Voodoo Moon. It’s absolutely a guilty pleasure and I’ve watched it, I don’t know how many times by this point. I don’t know anybody else who has seen it though, unless it’s someone I made watch it, which is unfortunate because for a low-budget indie horror, it’s got a fabulous cast.
Starring Charisma Carpenter, Eric Mabius and featuring Dee Wallace and John Amos, this is the story of a brother (Cole) and sister (Heather) who survived a town massacre when they were kids. Now, it’s years later and they must return to fight the evil (SPOILER: It’s Satan!), which caused the massacre. Since that day, the brother has dedicated his life to fighting evil in all it’s many forms and has garnered a rich knowledge of spiritual knowledge ranging from Christianity to msyticism to voodoo, and has acquired a motley crew of extremely loyal people including bikers, ex-cons, cops and his ex-girlfriend who all show up to help him prepare for what may be his final battle.
Is there anything truly original here? Nope. And the story can get a bit convuluted at times since there are soooo many peripheral characters. Plus the backstory is somewhat confusing because of various backflashes and vague references. But overall the concept was, I thought, great. It might just be that I’m partial to good vs. evil stories involving humans and Satan or one of the fallen ones. I’ve always found that creepier than Leatherface chasing screaming teens. (I can probably blame my Southern Baptist upbringing for that…)
Then there’s the fact that Cole could only defeat Satan (or Daniel as he’s called here) by using a mixture of religions. There were some Christian aspects in there, the aforementioned voodoo, Catholicism, some Buddhism, and so on and so forth.
The final thing I loved so much is how some of his friends have these seemingly random supernatural powers themselves. One woman heals him of injuries and one guy can hear his voice in his head (and then yells out to whomever is standing around, “I’m coming little brother!”) Oh and Cordy’s all psychic (who saw that coming?). This totally leads to fun!
Voodoo Moon has a little bit of everything and borders on just this side of cheesy – I highly recommend!