MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 920 this week

Leprechaun (1993)

4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 14,138 users  
Reviews: 154 user | 55 critic

An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 May 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Leprechaun" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Leprechaun (1993)

Leprechaun (1993) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Leprechaun.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

In the 1400s, Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned inside a small jade figurine. In modern-day Los Angeles, the recently widowed wife of a police officer, with baby in tow, finds her way into a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jones
Stars: Max Grodénchik, John Ducey, Kim Johnston Ulrich
Wishmaster (1997)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to earth.

Director: Robert Kurtzman
Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The evil Djinn is awakened once more, and must collect 1001 souls to begin the Apocalypse.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Holly Fields, Chris Weber, Al Foster
Pumpkinhead (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Director: Stan Winston
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino
Poltergeist (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson
Nosferatu (1922)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.

Director: Grant Harvey
Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Nathaniel Arcand
The Church (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Dracula (1931)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Jonathan and Lucy live in Wismar and the Count wants a house there. Varna is a port on the Black Sea, close to Dracula's castle.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A man returns to his hometown only to be haunted by ghostly teenagers.

Director: Adam Grossman
Stars: Michael Gross, Alexis Arquette, Hilary Swank
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Alex (as Robert Gorman)
...
John Sanderford ...
John Voldstad ...
...
William Newman ...
...
Raymond C. Turner ...
Dispatcher (as Raymond Turner)
Heather Kennedy ...
Tim Garrick ...
Customer (as Timothy Garrick)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Little Girl's Voice (voice)
Edit

Storyline

When Dan O'Grady returns to the U.S. after stealing some Irish leprechaun's pot of gold, he thinks he can settle down and enjoy his newfound wealth. He thought wrong. The leprechaun followed him and O'Grady barely gets away with his life, having locked the little monster in his basement. Ten years later, J.D. and his spoiled daughter Tory move in. By accident, the leprechaun is released and almost immediately the annoying creature starts to look for his gold, not displaying any respect for human life. Written by Peter Zweers <peterz@pi.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Your luck just ran out See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El duende  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,556,940 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Warwick Davis, the movie was originally planned as a scary kid's film, but the studio thought it would work better as a more adult horror, so inserts were filmed to increase the gore and violence. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the coin shop, the shop owner's suspenders go back and forth from being hooked in the back and not being hooked. It starts after Alex and Ozzie leave for the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Leprechaun: Have you seen a crock of gold lyin' around?
[Ozzie shakes his head]
Leprechaun: Tell me or I'll bite your ear off, and I'll make a boot out of it.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

FOUR LEAF CLOVER
Written by Andrew Keresztes
Produced by Kevin Kiner and Andrew Keresztes
Publisher: KAY & EM MUSIC/BMI
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
I'm still laughing on the floor!
24 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Leprechaun is actually, in my opinion, a fun horror movie with great comedy and some spooky scares. I know that this movie is beyond silly, but I think sometimes you need a villain that doesn't take himself too seriously, this movie made fun of leprechauns along with making it into an interesting horror movie. Come on, you have got to admit that that little leprechaun was one scary looking creature! Warwick Davis is just so awesome, I don't get how you could not love him, or be scared of him as the Leprechaun.

Leprechaun is about a daughter and a father move into an old house where the previous owner has gone insane and trapped a leprechaun in the house they moved into. The one thing that is keeping the leprechaun in the box is a four leaf clover. Jennifer Anniston in one of her earliest roles is a prissy Beverly Hills girl who meets Nathan, a hunky carpenter who is helping them out with the house, and his two friends Ozzie, a mentally challenged man and his little brother, Alex. When Ozzie goes down to the basement, he accidentally knocks the clover off the create, the leprechaun escapes! He also wants his pot of gold that Ozzie and Alex found and will kill to get it!

I know there are some major cheesy scenes, but they are just so laughable, you know, like the so bad it's good type of thing? I think that's why Leprechaun is a cult classic and a guilty pleasure for most. You just need to have fun and not take it so seriously as a horror movie. Warwick Davis is just a great leprechaun and he made it into a fun franchise!

7/10


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Chucky Vs. Leprechaun... This needs to happen kendall-thomas
A Leprechaun 7 idea dr_mario_rules
Which movie am I thinking about? Please help! diego-urquiaga-valdes
Low rating is unfair anaconda89
LEPRECHAUN RETURNS 3D - 2013 jake217
help....WHAT MOVIE IS this. jtullock
Discuss Leprechaun (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?