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While it may not quite have achieved the mainstream success that film franchises such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween have, I think we can all agree that the Leprechaun series is probably among the most beloved among horror aficionados of the past few decades. As such, it’s been granted a variety of sequels, even if a good portion of them have been direct-to-video.

Now, you may still have a bad taste in your mouth after viewing 2014’s Leprechaun: Origins, but we can assure you that the latest offering, Leprechaun Returns, isn’t yet another WWE vanity project, so it has that going for it. Furthermore, it’s seemingly the latest flick to serve as a sequel to the original, a trend we’ve been seeing recently that’s somewhat counter to doing a straight-up reboot.

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Syfy Announces Leprechaun Returns and Releases a Teaser Trailer

The Syfy channel has announced their new film Leprechaun Returns and they also released a teaser trailer for the film for fans of the horror franchise to enjoy. 

I enjoyed the first film when it came out. It was just a silly horror film that pitted Jennifer Aniston in her feature film debut, against a twisted killer Leprechaun played by Warwick Davis. This new film is set 25 years after the events of the original 1993 movie. 

The story follows the maniacal Leprechaun accidentally revived in a modern day world at the hands of unwitting sorority girls.

The film was scripted by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void). It stars Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait) as Lila, Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs Evil Dead) as Katie, Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy) as Rose, and Linden Porco (Cult of Chucky) as the murdering Leprechaun.

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Leprechaun Returns Coming from Director of The Void [Trailer]

SyFy has tapped Canadian filmmaker Steven Kostanski to helm the next installment of the popular Leprechaun horror series. Kostanski is a member of the Astron-6 filmmaking collective who we've covered a lot over the years here as well as a writer/directors of last year's The Void.

The new film is titles Leprechaun Returns and we've even got a short teaser below to wet your appetites.

The film is written by Suzanne Keilly who has worked on Ash vs Evil Dead.


The Leprechaun returns once again, when a group of girls unwillingly awaken hi
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The Leprechaun returns… in ‘Leprechaun Returns’

Ok, so the WWE Studios reboot of the Leprechaun franchise might not have set the world on fire but it Did bring the character back from the brink of Dtv obscurity; and it’s lead to this:

A sequel, from the director of Manborg and The Void and the one of the writers of Ash vs Evil Dead!

Leprechaun Returns, directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void) and written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead), premieres on Syfy in March 2019 and stars Taylor Spreitler, Pep Sonuga, Sai Bennett, Emily Reid, Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins and Ben McGregor. Meanwhile Warwick Davis is not back as the titular character, with Linden Porco (Cult of Chucky) takes over the role, actor Mark Holton (Teen Wolf) Will reprise his role as Ozzie from the 1993 original.

The film picks up 25 years after the events of the 1993 original, which found a maniacal Leprechaun doing whatever it takes (including
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Leprechaun Returns: Watch The Teaser For Sequel Directed by The Void's Steven Kostanski

Just playing a little bit of catch up tonight. If you have not already heard, SyFy is making a sequel to the popular horror film series, Leprechaun, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Next year.    Yep, the series of horror films, which is twenty-five years old this year, will be back for another installment of wee little man terror in 2019. The new film will be called Leprechaun Returns and a very quick tease with no real footage yet, bowed yesterday. Find that below.    Taking the helm for the network's project is Canadian filmmaker, member of the beloved collective Astron-6, lover of all things to do with cult cinema, and one of the writer/directors of The Void, Steven Kostanski. To his friends,...

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The Leprechaun returns with first teaser for Leprechaun Returns

Following 2014’s WWE Studios-produced reboot, the Leprechaun franchise is set to return to its roots next year with a new instalment in the original horror series.

Entitled Leprechaun Returns, the new film is being directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void) from a script by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead), while Lindo Porco takes over from Warwick Davis as the title character. The official synopsis reads:

“The film picks up 25 years after the events of the 1993 original, which found a maniacal Leprechaun doing whatever it takes (including committing gruesome murder) to track down his stolen pot of gold. Leprechaun Returns finds the leprechaun revived in the modern day when a group of sorority girls unwittingly awaken him while tearing down a cabin to build a new sorority house.”

Here’s a teaser trailer…

Leprechaun Returns will premiere on Syfy in March 2019 and features a cast that includes Taylor Spreitler,
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Leprechaun Returns Sequel Coming to Syfy in 2019

On St. Patrick’s Day, Syfy surprise released a creeped-out trailer announcing Leprechaun Returns, a brand-new installment of the cult-favorite Leprechaun franchise. The 41-second clip promises the pint-sized antagonist will be back to wreak havoc upon unsuspecting civilians in his ruthless pursuit of treasure. “My fingers are itching, I’m killing for more,” he crows delightedly. “Why, let’s try our luck and bet on me gold. If it lands on tails, I’ll do as me told; but heads? I’ll start a new killing spree.”
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‘Leprechaun Returns’ Teaser: Maybe We’ll Get Lucky and This Will Be So Bad It’s Good — Watch

Yes, there’s a new “Leprechaun” movie, and yes, you’ll probably watch it if you’re ever channel surfing and see that it’s on. Syfy is reviving the tongue-in-cheek horror franchise with “Leprechaun Returns,” the eighth movie in the series and the first since’s 2014’s “Leprechaun: Origins.” That reboot was preceded by such revered entries as “Leprechaun 4: In Space” and “Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood,” which is to say that “Returns” has a lot to live up to. Watch the teaser trailer below.

“I’ve been gone quite a while, what a terrible bore,” the Leprechaun says as it begins. “My fingers are itching, I’m killing for more; why, let’s try our luck and bet on me gold. “If it lands on tails, I’ll do as me told; but heads? I’ll start a new killing spree.”

“What a lovely surprise,” he says as it lands on heads.
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Leprechaun Returns Trailer Arrives for St. Patrick's Day

It's a St. Patrick's Day miracle. SyFy has announced that they're making another installment in the long-running Leprechaun franchise with Leprechaun Returns. The movie will be exclusive to the SyFy Network and it will premiere sometime in March of 2019, which will be just in time for another Leprechaun marathon like the one that SyFy is doing today. That's right. All day today, you can watch every single installment in the Leprechaun franchise, even Back 2 Tha Hood, which comes on later tonight when everybody is nice and partied out.

No significant plot details have been released for Leprechaun Returns, but it will take place 25 years after the original 1993 Leprechaun movie, which starred Jennifer Aniston. The new movie finds the Leprechaun revived in the modern day when a group of sorority girls unwittingly awaken him while tearing down a cabin to build a new sorority house. This sounds like the perfect place
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Practical-ly Perfect: Creating Leprechaun with Gabe Bartalos

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, readers! With today being March 17th, I thought it was the perfect day to celebrate everyone’s favorite pint-sized purveyor of gold, the eponymous Leprechaun, who was portrayed throughout the original film series of the same name by the indelible Warwick Davis (with the first movie recently celebrating its 25th anniversary). Dreamt up and brought to life by veteran special effects visionary Gabe Bartalos, the memorable Leprechaun design helped establish the fiendish foe as one of the most memorable characters in horror from the last 30 years, turning the creature often associated with Lucky Charms into something more than a popular cereal mascot.

So, before you start kicking back that 12-pack of Guinness and donning all of your greenest apparel, let’s dive into the inspirations behind Leprechaun with Bartalos to find out how he embraced the bolder side of character design as an artist looking
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New Leprechaun Sequel Leprechaun Returns Announced by Syfy

After channeling body-morphing cosmic horrors in The Void, co-director Steven Kostanski is stepping into established franchise territory for his next project: a new Leprechaun sequel from Syfy.

Announced by Syfy in a new teaser video featuring Linden Porco as the Leprechaun (a role played by Warwick Davis in the first six films in the horror franchise, with Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl playing the role in the most recent entry, Leprechaun: Origins), the new Leprechaun sequel is titled Leprechaun Returns and will premiere on Syfy in March of 2019.

According to Syfy, the new movie will bring back the murderous Leprechaun 25 years after the events of the first film in the franchise, with sorority sisters—played by Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait), Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs Evil Dead), and Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy)—inadvertently resurrecting the titular terror after demolishing a cabin to make way for a new sorority headquarters.

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Cavitycolors Celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with Leprechaun “Buy or Die” Apparel

It may not be Saint Patrick's Day until March 17th, but the fine folks at Cavitycolors are celebrating the green holiday early with a killer new Leprechaun design.

Once again featuring incredibly detailed artwork by Devon Whitehead, Cavitycolors' latest "Buy or Die" release pays tribute to the Leprechaun slasher movie franchise by displaying Warwick Davis' iconic character on T-shirts, tanktops, baseball tees, and crewneck sweaters, with prices ranging from $26.00–$40.00.

As per Cavitycolors' "Buy or Die" tradition, the new Leprechaun apparel is available for a 72-hour period that will conclude on Sunday afternoon.

You can celebrate Saint Patrick's Day early by checking out the new design below, and visit Cavitycolors' website for more details!

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Mark Hamill Had A Secret Second Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Not content with reprising Luke Skywalker after over thirty years, Mark Hamill apparently landed himself a mysterious second role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As pointed out, amongst others, by Twitter user Doug Bowman, Hamill appears twice in the credits of the movie. If you stuck around that long for your screening, you would have seen the actor’s name listed near the end of the cast rundown, where he’s credited as a character named “Dobbu Scay.”

The big question now is: who is this enigmatic Dobbu Scay? Well, going by the other credits surrounding Hamill (e.g. Canto Cop and Stable Boy), it’s clear that this character appeared in the Canto Bight sequences, when Finn and Rose infiltrated the casino populated by the galaxy’s richest citizens.

The prevailing theory right now is that Hamill played the most memorable gambler at the casino: the little
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The Disaster Artist inspires our list of the top 5 bad cult movies

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The Disaster Artist inspires our list of the top 5 bad cult moviesThe Disaster Artist inspires our list of the top 5 bad cult moviesScott Goodyer11/17/2017 2:30:00 Pm

James Franco's The Disaster Artist is just around the corner. The hilarious comedy is the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the 2003 cult classic movie The Room. Self-funded by the unknown Hollywood wannabe Tommy Wiseau, who also wrote, directed and starred in The Roomit was a major flop but instant cult classic as word of mouth quickly spread on how ridiculously funny this serious drama was.

So what makes The Rooma cult hit? The same elements that elevate other bad movies which suffer from well-intentioned but off-the-mark writing and acting. It's hard to pin down, but we think in this particular case it's Wiseau's oddball personality that makes The Room stand out—and Franco's interpretation of it that makes The Disaster Artist
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10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies

10 Future A-List Actors Who Made Horror Movies
We all have to start somewhere, right? Despite its history of cinema classics and major box office success, the horror genre is often maligned as somehow less worthy of respect than other types of films. For whatever reason, it's not as easy to get an A-list actor to headline a horror movie as it should be. But beggars can't be choosers. Plenty of Oscar-nomintaed thespians had no problem making horror flicks on the way up. Today, we're looking at 10 future A-List actors who made horror movies before they became big time celebrities.

Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger

There may be no greater example of the phenomenon we're talking about here than the fourth film in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, which starred two future A-list actors and is demonstrative of the shrewd and cynical strategies of Hollywood. In 1994, relative unknowns Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger had already been in Dazed and Confused
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The 13 Worst Horror Movie Monsters of All Time

The 13 Worst Horror Movie Monsters of All Time
Some horror movie monsters instantly achieve iconic status and proceed to slash, mutilate and maim their way through an ever-increasing stack of sequels until the inevitable jump-the-shark moment when they’re shelved (until it’s time for a gritty, dark reboot).

Others … well, others don’t quite get that chance. For every Michael Myers, there’s a dozen wannabes stalking the shadows of lesser-known horror films, just trying their hardest to scare people. They fail miserably, of course, but where would we be as a civilization without the likes of …

Evil Trees in The Triffids

They’re trees. And they
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Leprechaun Clip Starring Jennifer Aniston

Today is St. Patrick’s day which for most of us is an excuse to wear green, put food coloring in everything to make it green, and to drink until we see green. While police officers in Manhattan join in the fray on the one day of the year it seems you’ll have a very hard time getting arrested by an NYC cop, I am here, writing this stuff so that you can be entertained until the bell rings and you are off to your own St. Patrick’s day festivities. In order to get the party started I felt it would

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Leprechaun Clip Starring Jennifer Aniston
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Vamprechaun Nearly Put the Bite on Fans; Lawsuit Gets Uglier Than Creature

In probably the most unexpected news story of the day, THR is reporting that Leprechaun director Mark Jones nearly brought us another pint-sized iteration of evil incarnate in the form of Vamprechaun. Chew on that for a little while. Even… Continue Reading →

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Newswire: America’s court system forced to rule on vampire leprechaun case

Leprechaun creator Mark Jones, the man who helped make Warwick Davis a household name in households that like rhyme-heavy horror comedies more than Star Wars or Willow, has just lodged a legal complaint centered on his latest project. Jones is accusing a supposed lawyer of ruining his plans for Vamprechaun, a movie that sounds like Jones invented it while staring, bleary-eyed, at his kids’ overly-sugared breakfast cereals:

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Jones is accusing Lance Thompson—a man who secured funding and acted as the production attorney for his 2014 revenge thriller Scorned—of falsely representing himself as a lawyer, and torpedoing Vamprechaun’s chances of ever merrily jigging its way to unlife. The troubles apparently started during a car trip the two men took together, in which Jones explained the film’s premise. (Or, in the words of the legal complaint: “Jones simply explained that the idea involved a leprechaun ...
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'Leprechaun' Creator Sues Over 'Vamprechaun' Film

'Leprechaun' Creator Sues Over 'Vamprechaun' Film
The man behind the cult horror-comedy Leprechaun franchise is out for blood in a copyright-infringement lawsuit over his new Vamprechaun project.

Mark Jones is suing Lance Thompson for allegedly lying about being an attorney and causing him to lose financing on his film, according to a complaint filed in California federal court.

Jones says he began developing the "vamprechaun" character — a leprechaun-vampire hybrid — in or before 2009. He put the project on hold because he was focused on finding funding for his 2013 film, Scorned, which was further along in the development process. Thompson secured funding for the film and also...
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