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* SweetSheep: Horribly, horribly subverted! Henry used to like sheep as a child, until his brother traumatized him by killing his pet lamb and seen wearing his skin resulting in him developing a phobia for sheep. Not helping is the mutant lamb who infects the flock and become killing machines.


* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Experience threatens Henry and Tucker with a rifle before they point out that the safety is on. Having no idea how to fix it, they do it for her, and [[RealityEnsues naturally don't give it back]].

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* NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Experience threatens Henry and Tucker with a rifle before they point out that the safety is on. Having no idea how to fix it, they do it for her, and [[RealityEnsues naturally don't give it back]].back.



* RealityEnsues: Despite being horrific monsters, the were-sheep are still sheep, and thus easily kept in check by a sheepdog.


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* WeaksauceWeakness: Despite being horrific monsters, the were-sheep are still sheep, and thus easily kept in check by a sheepdog.


* GranolaGirl: Experience, with Grant being her SpearCounterpart.

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* GranolaGirl: Experience, with Grant being her SpearCounterpart.as an even more extreme male example.


* GranolaGirl: Experience.

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* GranolaGirl: Experience.Experience, with Grant being her SpearCounterpart.


* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Angus tells Henry that [[spoiler: he'd provided "genetic material" for the hybrid experiments]], Henry calls him a fucker - Angus retorts that he'd masturbated to provide said material]], prompting Henry to call him "Wanker" instead. Angus just says that it was the price of progress.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Angus tells Henry that [[spoiler: he'd provided "genetic material" for the hybrid experiments]], Henry calls him a fucker - Angus retorts that he'd masturbated to provide said material]], material, prompting Henry to call him "Wanker" instead. Angus just says that it was the price of progress.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Angus tells Henry that [[spoiler: he'd provided "genetic material" for the hybrid experiments]], Henry calls him a fucker - Angus retorts that he'd masturbated to provide said material]], prompting Henry to call him "Wanker" instead. Angus just says that it was the price of progress.

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* ThanksForTheMammary: Henry accidentally feels up Experience while they're bouncing in the bed of the pickup.


* FleshEatingZombie: The sheep and were-sheep who are {{Technically Living Zombie}}s will eat people alive like an addict burying their nose in coke, and anyone who survives a bite from one of them will turn into a were-sheep.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They're sheep! That turn humans into were-sheep!

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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Were-sheep. Infected humans initially experience a SlowTransformation into them, and they're about as feral and flesh-hungry as the sheep are.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They're sheep! That turn humans into were-sheep!were-sheep! They're the result of TheVirus that originated from a laboratory-mutated sheep fetus [[PlagueZombie causing the mutagen to spread among the sheep via bites]]. The infected sheep appear to be {{Technically Living Zombie}}s and are [[FleshEatingZombie Flesh-Eating Zombies]], indistinguishable from normal sheep save for the fact that they pounce on people and try to eat them alive.
* PlagueZombie: TheVirus started with a mutated fetus as patient zero. From the little monster-critter, through bites the mutagen spread through bites among the sheep and crossed to humans (creating were-sheep). The most notable symptom in the sheep is [[FleshEatingZombie ravenous hunger for human flesh]].


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* SlowTransformation: The transformation into a were-sheep starts out as this as the initial changes are gradual, but then they suddenly speed up toward the end.


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* TechnicallyLivingZombie: The mutagen turns the ''sheep'' into these. TheVirus was created in a lab, and the sheep will eat human flesh if they get close.
* TheVirus: Besides turning the sheep into ferocious flesh-eaters, the mutagen (which is spread from host to host through bites) can cross to sheep-bitten humans, in which case it turns them into likewise-carnivorous were-sheep.


* RaisingTheSteaks: The killer sheep are essentially zombie ([[OurZombiesAreDifferent Type P]]) sheep who can turn humans into [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent were-sheep]].

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* RaisingTheSteaks: The killer sheep are essentially zombie ([[OurZombiesAreDifferent Type P]]) sheep who can turn humans into [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent were-sheep]].


-->'''Tucker''': Your father was ten times the father you are!

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-->'''Tucker''': Your father was ten times the father farmer you are!


* ShoutOut: WETA did the special effects for the film. WEKA is the name of the AnimalWrongsGroup in the film. Even better is that both are named after actual New Zealand animals. [[note]]A weta is a type of large cricket-like insect, while a weka is a small flightless bird.[[/note]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** The cage where the "uber-sheep" is kept resembles the Velociraptor container from the opening scene of ''Film/JurassicPark''.
** The movie was also meant as a callback to Creator/PeterJackson's early horror comedy films such as ''Film/BadTaste'' and ''Film/BrainDead'', the mutant lamb especially feels like something out of those movies.
** The characters barricading themselves in a house from the outside monsters is a nod to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead''.
** The were-sheep transformation scene is a homage to ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
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WETA did the special effects for the film. WEKA is the name of the AnimalWrongsGroup in the film. Even better is that both are named after actual New Zealand animals. [[note]]A weta is a type of large cricket-like insect, while a weka is a small flightless bird.[[/note]]


-->'''Experience:''' What's wrong with you?
-->'''Henry:''' Ovinophobia, my therapist calls it.
-->'''Experience:''' What's that?
-->'''Henry:''' (''As they're being attacked by a killer sheep'') Just the completely unfounded and irrational fear that one day THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!

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-->'''Experience:''' ->'''Experience:''' What's wrong with you?
-->'''Henry:''' ->'''Henry:''' Ovinophobia, my therapist calls it.
-->'''Experience:''' ->'''Experience:''' What's that?
-->'''Henry:''' ->'''Henry:''' (''As they're being attacked by a killer sheep'') Just the completely unfounded and irrational fear that one day THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!


-->'''Henry:'' Ovinophobia, my therapist calls it.
-->'''Experience:'' What's that?
-->'''Henry:'' (''As they're being attacked by a killer sheep'') Just the completely unfounded and irrational fear that one day THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!

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-->'''Henry:'' -->'''Henry:''' Ovinophobia, my therapist calls it.
-->'''Experience:'' -->'''Experience:''' What's that?
-->'''Henry:'' -->'''Henry:''' (''As they're being attacked by a killer sheep'') Just the completely unfounded and irrational fear that one day THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!


-->'''Experience:''' What's wrong with you?
-->'''Henry:'' Ovinophobia, my therapist calls it.
-->'''Experience:'' What's that?
-->'''Henry:'' (''As they're being attacked by a killer sheep'') Just the completely unfounded and irrational fear that one day THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!



* BigBad: Angus. [[BigBrotherBully He traumatised Henry at a young age,]] compelling him to move to the city and leaving the estate to Angus. Angus then innovated the farm by setting up a lab for genetic engineering, which the scientists then exploited for their own mad purposes and created the mutant lamb that would then set off the plot of the film. After getting infected, Angus planned to travel to the city and start an epidemic, potentially turning all of New Zealand into were-sheep.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In their youth, Angus scared Henry by wearing the bloodied pelt of a sheep he'd just slaughtered and pretending to be a sheep-monster. Years later, Angus would transform into an actual sheep monster and attack Henry, in the same barn where Henry's trauma first began.



* SmokingHotSex: Angus locks himself, and the "prototype" of a new breed of sheep, in his study to protect them from man-eating sheep. When we next see him, he's smoking a cigarette in his underwear.

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* SmokingHotSex: Angus locks himself, and the "prototype" of a new breed of sheep, in his study to protect them from man-eating sheep. When we next see him, he's smoking a cigarette in his underwear.and bottomless.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The mutant lamb that infects Grant and the flock only has two appearances and is never seen again.

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* IAteWhat: Experience's reaction in the epilogue to learning she's eating sheep testicles.
* InadequateInheritor: Tucker calls Angus this compared to the brothers' father. Angus retorts with an angry, but accurate response.
-->'''Tucker''': Your father was ten times the father you are!
-->'''Angus''': My father fell off a cliff chasing a wool-blind ewe.


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** Experience also references another one to Tucker from her early days of activism:
-->'''Tucker''': ''[after Experience has given a long winded speech about how the Maori should appreciate efforts to preserve New Zealand's natural heritage]'' Learn all that at university, did you? Before you dropped out, I mean?
-->'''Experience''': I didn't 'drop out'; I just missed exams while we were occupying a poultry farm.


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* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite being an animal welfare activist, Experience enjoys headshotting and running down were-sheep a bit too much.


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* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Astrid Rush's reaction to find herself stuck in a bog and surrounded by carnivorous sheep]].


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Angus gives Henry a short one.
-->'''Angus''': Look at you; a fifth generation farmer's son scared of a few sheep. You ''do'' need therapy!

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