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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Black Sheep

Ba ba Black Sheep (IFC)

Black Sheep (opening July 13 for one week at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) just seems to invite baaaad puns from critics and bloggers. Everything from are ewe ready for killer sheep to ba ba bad sheep to a film that's not sheepish about gore to violence of the lambs... Yikes! I'm not sure what's scarier the movie or the pull quotes.

While everyone else avoids Friday the 13th, horror films relish the opportunity to get a little extra oomph out of opening on such a superstitious day.This month Black Sheep , a black comedy about killer sheep, and Joshua , a creepy kid film, are battling for the horror/thriller fans this Friday the 13th. But these two indies stand little chance of scaring up much business in the wake of the latest Harry Potter.


Black Sheep joins Eagle vs. Shark as a comedy this summer from down under. But these two Kiwi films employ very different stlyes for their comedies. Black Sheep taps into the fact that New Zealand has a lot of sheep. One statistic states there are more than 15 sheep to every person. So with a ratio like that maybe New Zealanders have good reason to fear their farm stock.