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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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Storyline

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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Fantasy | Horror

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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 »

Also Known As:

O Duende: As Origens See more »

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WWE Studios 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 »

Goofs

When the four are tied to the tree, the leprechaun chooses to pull the surgical steel bar from Jeni's tongue instead of pulling her other gold earring or her gold necklace. Since the leprechaun is after gold, this makes no sense except for the shock and gore. See more »

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Sophie: F*** you, lucky charms!
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Follows Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) See more »

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29 August 2014 | by PatrickPSee all my reviews

I thought long and hard about adding this review... After all, I'd be adding nothing that others had not already said: no mythology, no fun, no seeing the creature, poor script, etc. I mean, it says "A horror icon is reborn", and even the title is misleading, "Leprechaun: Origins". With a name like that, you'd think it was a prequel...but nope, all you really get it a movie that feels like it began as a spec script and was slightly tweaked to try and fit the Leprechaun series...which it doesn't. What baffles me is that this is as far from a Leprechaun movie as you can get. No one really expected these movies to be scary, and a large part of their charm was the goofy nature of the films. That's what we wanted to see: a wisecracking midget that would just as soon kill you, and make fun while he did it.

So why am I writing this? My hope, dim as it may be, is that those in charge would read these reviews and think twice before "tweaking" something that didn't need it. There's obviously a desire from people to see these types of films, and there's nothing wrong with that. By changing the nature of the character from wisecracking villain to grunting animal you kill what made it fun in the first place. I honestly haven't been as confused or let down by a movie in a long time.

So there it is, my plea, sent to the Interwebs to anyone that can help.


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