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Oh boy, you’re going to need a lot more than the “luck of the Irish” to make it through Red Clover – maybe some Irish whiskey, Irish coffee, or a whole slew of Irish car bombs? The sillier of a mood you’re in for this Celtic horror film the better, because you’re going to have to make your own fun with this one. Suffering from almost every horror cliché in the book, and filled with distractingly laughable performances, director Drew Daywalt’s Leprechaun revival is a curse of its own, haunting viewers with a legend better left buried.
Karen O’Hara (Courtney Halverson) is out hunting with her grandfather (William Devane) when she stumbles upon a bright red four-leaf clover, which she picks out of curiosity – bad idea. Right after plucking the oddly colored clover, a fawn-like being emerges from the ground, and Karen finds a strange marking on her hand. »
- Matt Donato
Emerging writer-director Zach Lipovsky has a handful of TV movies under his belt, but he's best known for appearing on the reality TV game show On the Lot, where he was one of 16 aspiring filmmakers competing for a development deal at DreamWorks. Lipovsky didn't win that prize, but now he's found his own pot of gold. The Wrap reports Lipovsky has signed with Lionsgate and WWE Studios to helm their Leprechaun reboot. With a background in visual effects, Lipovsky could be a good fit for the project, which will likely blend camp comedy and gory horror elements like the original franchise did. The original Leprechaun centered on a homicidal little man of myth who reigns terror on a young boy and his friends (which included pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston) once they accidentally steal his enchanted gold. The movie became infamous enough to spur a bunch of sequels like Leprechaun 4: In Space »
I’m going to tell you something that you might find hard to believe: I just watched all six Leprechaun films back to back, in one marathon viewing session, so you don’t have to. Ah… the things I do for you loyal Movies.com readers. You’re so lucky. Not only did I watch the Leprechaun films, but I also kept running totals and analyzed each film to determine how they stack up against each other. (* Thanks to fine folks at Exclusiv Vodka for providing enough alcohol to get us through this project. By the time we got through Leprechaun 4: In Space it was all gone. Man, that’s a tough one to watch). So put on your favorite green shirt, eat some green bagels, sit back, relax and enjoy the most detailed ranking of the Leprechaun films you’re ever likely...
- Scott Neumyer
St. Patrick's Day fast approaches, and how are you going to celebrate? That's right -- you're going to stay at home at watch all six movies in the "Leprechaun" series, the greatest horror franchise in the history of forever.
Look, don't go to a bar (or five). There you'll only find the heartbreak that comes with being surrounded by rowdy crazies. Curl up on the couch instead with plenty o' liquor and watch "Leprechaun" (1993), "Leprechaun 2" (1994), "Leprechaun 3" (1995), "Leprechaun 4: In Space" (1997), "Leprechaun in the Hood" (2000) and "Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood" (2003). We'd tell you to be sure to watch them in that order if it really mattered, but it really doesn't.
All that matters is you celebrate the most wonderful day of the year with the "Leprechaun" Drinking Game we've created below — click on it for a printable Pdf version in case the Internet goes out amidst all the Irish debauchery. »
- NextMovie Staff
Warwick Davis has been a part of our lives as movie fans for three decades, starring as Wicket the Ewok in "Return of the Jedi" and later as the title character in "Willow" before starring in the "Leprechaun" movies and in every "Harry Potter" film in the franchise. Quite the career!
The following mini-biography marks a few significant dates in Davis' life, complete with fun facts that you may not have known about the esteemed English thespian.
February 3, 1970: Born to narcissist parents Warren and Harwick Davis in Epsom, Surrey, UK.
April 25, 1977: Sees "Star Wars" for the first time with his older brother, Meriweather. During the show, he allegedly points to the screen and whispers something to Meriweather that would seem to have amazingly prophesied his future: "One day, Meriweather, I'm going to play a murderous leprechaun in a film franchise that will launch the career of a promising young actress named Jennifer Aniston. »
- Nick Blake
"I have not come to play with fruit. I just want me magic flute!"
So sayeth the ever-rhyming Irish demon played by Warwick Davis in "Leprechaun in the Hood" (2000) to the lusty cross-dressing Miss Fontaine (Lobo Sebastian). A little later, these two engage in a passionate romp under the sheets during which Miss Fontaine's cries of pain will be mistaken for gasps of orgasmic delight by at least one bewildered passer-by as the Leprechaun claims another victim.
It's astonishingly tasteless, crass and almost (almost) admirably brazen ... which kind of sums up the "Leprechaun" series in its entirety. And that's a pretty impressive entirety — there are six of the damn things in that pot of cinematic gold, after all.
The Leprechaun »
- Bryan Enk
“The tone is going to be a little darker, a little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember, trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but at the same time this is really being played for scares,” Luisi said.
I am trying to reserve judgment, but I don’t know how this remake can avoid campy elements. »
- Sara Castillo
About a year ago, it was announced that Lionsgate teamed with WWE Studios to reboot "Leprechaun," the 1993 horror film that starred Warwick Davis as the evil Leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold. Now in a new interview, Michael Luisi, President of WWE Studios, revealed his plan for the new film, called "Leprechaun: Origins." "The tone is going to be a little darker," he explained. "A little more traditional horror than the Warwick Davis ones that people remember. [We're] trying to find a way to please fans of that genre but, at the same time, this is really being played for scares." WWE star Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl (pictured) is attached to play the title role, and even though the new movie won't be connected to the original films, Luisi would love to find a way to including Davis, who starred in a total of six "Leprechaun" installments, »
8 items from 2013
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