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Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

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Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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Zach Lipovsky

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Scott Salter, Harris Wilkinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dylan Postl ... The Leprechaun (as Dylan 'Hornswoggle' Postl)
Stephanie Bennett ... Sophie
Andrew Dunbar ... Ben
Melissa Roxburgh ... Jeni
Brendan Fletcher ... David
Garry Chalk ... Hamish
Teach Grant ... Sean
Bruce Blain ... Ian
Mary Black ... Mary
Emilie Ullerup ... Catherine
Adam Boys Adam Boys ... Francois
Gary Peterman ... Irish Farmer
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Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town's chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town's residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality. Written by Lionsgate

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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O Duende: As Origens See more »

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Trivia

Star Dylan Postl stated that he had never seen any of the previous Leprechaun (1993) films, and he has since chosen not to view any, as he wanted his performance to be his own creation, without the influence of the prior films. See more »

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When Sophie finds the Irish book about the leprechaun in the cellar she informs the others that 'Tuatha Dé Danann' means leprechaun. The Tuatha Dé Danann in Irish mythology were actually a tribe of kings and queens with supernatural powers that were worshiped as deities. See more »

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David: Did He Just Call Me a Nancy Boy?
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Follows Leprechaun 3 (1995) See more »

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This is NOT Leprechaun!
26 August 2014 | by FlowSee all my reviews

They took the name "Leprechaun" only so they can sell this, cause believe me, it has almost nothing to do with it. Maybe the mythological beast, but, except the gold thing, which also was very, very bad treated, this movie was down right bad!

So lets see: the acting was OK, I approve to the characters, the Leprechaun had a terrible design, way too look alike "Creep" or "Underground", the habits of the creature were NOT explored properly, and the plot is extremely poor. I will not recommend this one as a "Leprechaun" movie, but as a stand alone, it will go hand in hand with "Animal" (2014) per example, something to pass 90 minutes. Again tho, I am seriously disappointed, I will grade it 4, cause it doesn't even deserve a 5, an above good horror. "Leprechaun: Origins" is not what it seems, what you'd expect or desire, has almost to nothing to do with what you once saw. Look at "Evil Dead", well the remake still had some connections to the first, went the darker path, to which I approve, but maintained some bounds. This one on the other hands, goes solo from start to finish and fails miserably.

"Leprechaun: Origins" or how to waste money and a serious potential. You have been warned, probably quite sure you will still desire to see it, just as I did, but after doing so, please warn people. It almost ruins the first series to be honest. Amazing how bad it is.

Cheers!


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