I won't be the first to make note of this, but I'm grateful to email tipster Michael H., who points out that Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" attack ad -- which is now notorious enough on the Internet to be a top ten trending topic on Twitter (for "#demonsheep" overnight) -- seems to have been inspired by the movie "Black Sheep".
Written and directed by Jonathan King, "Black Sheep" is a classic slice of B-movie horror, about how "an experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm".
Here's the trailer. It is awesome:
Obviously, the lambs will never stop screaming. Still, we are getting close to being able to write a campaign ad trend piece on low-budget movies providing the inspiration for campaign ads. We have the Demon Sheep and the Frankenstein Coroners. We only need one more. Personally, I hope that the campaign season doesn't end without someone riffing on Dragon Wars.
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