'Evil Dead'-Style Horror Works Like a Charm

Maui Time | June 25, 2007
The lush hills of New Zealand provide an ironic backdrop for this witty little horror show about a farm where genetically altered sheep have been turned into devilish zombies. Sheep-phobic Henry (Nathan Meister) returns to his family's sheep farm in order to sell out his share of the estate to his bully brother Angus (Peter Feeney). Little does Henry know that mad scientist Dr. Rush (Tandi Wright) has been cooking up some very troubling experiments that a couple of dunderhead animal activists have stumbled onto in their attempt to sabotage the farm. Peter Jackson's WETA studio brings the gory special effects to shrieking life under writer/director Jonathan King's hat-tipping homage to Jackson's Evil Dead-style of fast and fun horror movie. It's a respectable addition to the genre.

Not Rated, 87 mins. (B+)

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