As The Church of Chang’s foremost lepologist, it’s my duty to review any Leprechaun movie out there. I first heard of a new Lep movie a couple of years ago, when the production company drank in my local boozer. They had the rights and were attempting to get Warwick back to bring us some more zany high-concept Lep fun. Sadly, they lost the rights and it passed on to WWE Studios- who instantly promised to reboot the series. Alarm bells began to ring at this point, if I’m honest. Nevertheless, WWE pressed ahead, and delivered unto us Leprechaun: Origins, and it’s now my sorry duty to bury the corpse of my favourite Horror franchise.
Top O’ the Morning to ye!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
I love these films. They make me happy on a lot of different levels, and I don’t want it to end on the sour note of Back 2 da Hood. The following are my hopes for the continuation of the series, and many of these are things we’ve already talked about. However, because I can’t remember who said what- consider you all thanked:
Once again, continuity is abandoned in a Leprechaun sequel. By this point in the series, this should really be expected. I do have to admire the inventiveness of the writers. It’s like they sat down, got a bit high, and then thought “You know, it would be fucking funny to do a film with our little cod-Irish magic midget in Compton. This is an absolutely smashing idea, and they don’t fuck it up at all- Leprechaun in the hood is every bit as good, if not better, as Leprechaun in Space, albeit far less insane. It doesn’t even make a pretence at horror this time out- there’s no grotesque monsters, the deaths are laughable rather than frightening, and much of the fun of the film comes from pure comedy rather than inept horror. Read More…
After the trauma that was Thundercrack! I’m ecstatic to return to my natural home.
Leprechaun 3 is where the Leprechaun series abandons any pretense at horror. Sure, people die messily, bit they don’t die either in a frightening fashion or in a realistic one. Leprechaun 3 is an out and out comedy, and anyone that pretends it isn’t is lying. Read More…
Top o’ the morning to ye!
This is where the sanity and logic start to drain out of the Leprechaun series. Given that part 1 wasn’t exactly brim-full of those 2 attributes, I think you can sense the acceleration into craziness that’s coming. The European title of “One wedding and lots of funerals” lets you know what they were thinking. Read More…
Top o’ the morning to ye!
What with St. Patrick’s Day coming up fast, it is now finally time to unearth my long-buried Leprechaun series. When I originally reviewed these, I did a “Lep Survival Guide” and it was, to be honest, kind of shit. In my defence, it was terrible entirely because of the films themselves- they’ve just got too little in common to remotely pretend that it’s the same monster, so attempting to condense it into a mock survival guide was an exercise in futility. I have now learnt my lesson and as a result, I’m going to review them in order, and then for the last part of this series add my hopes for the next film. This should be fun.
First up, the original Leprechaun film.