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Fiorina 'Demon Sheep' Ad's Artistic Inspiration REVEALED

First Posted: 04/06/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

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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