GM Sheep Attack!

“Experiment gone wrong,” “mutant,” and “sheep”—these are IMDB’s plot keywords for the science fiction movie Black Sheep.

Set in New Zealand, the film chronicles how a genetic engineering experiment turns docile sheep into blood-thirsty killers that attack the inhabitants of a large farm. Sure, the movie plays on public fears of genetic engineering and takes what-ifs to improbable extremes, but so did The Day After Tomorrow, which we found quite entertaining.

Though the filmmakers are guilty of hyperbole (Dolly, for instance, turned out to be a perfectly nice ewe that gave birth to several offspring, none of which terrorized humans), it sounds like the movie is worth seeing. As one reviewer said: “Anyone who likes the ‘serious’ zombie movies like Dawn of the Dead or 28 Days Later would enjoy this film as would the audiences of lighter films like Shaun of the Dead. It's somewhere in-between the two.” 

No word on when, or if, the movie will be released in the States. One thing is for certain—from now on we’ll be counting bunnies instead of sheep when trying to get to sleep.


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