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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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ireland | legend | cabin | irish | vacation | See All (55) »

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A Horror Icon is Reborn.

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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:

26 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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 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 »

Quotes

Sophie: F*** you, lucky charms!
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Featured in The Kill Count: Leprechaun: Origins (2014) (2018) See more »

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I tried to like it. "LEPRECHAUN:ORIGINS"
23 August 2014 | by MyjavaGurlSee all my reviews

VERY disappointing. I'm a very HUGE Leprechaun fan. I love the Warwick movies. I was excited for it to be scary again. It wasn't, in fact the older ones are scarier.

The Leprechaun doesn't speak, just makes animal sounds and growls. You NEVER see a full shot of the Leprechaun. Its not even shown a lot. I don't see why they even needed an actor for the Leprechaun? If you told me it was CGI and a fake puppet.. I would believe it. Hornswoggle had really no acting opportunity here. Who ever was in charge of creating a leprechaun did a LAZY BORING UNCREATIVE job. Its like the Descent meets vampire. I'd rather have a talking, rhyming Leprechaun then one who just growls.

I expected more. It seems like SYFY put this together. Just make Leprechaun 7 with Warwick! This should have been a stand alone killer Leprechaun film by WWE. It should have never been in the remake category.

Only one kill was really fun and shocking, I jumped. I give it a 4 on IMDb - C level grade wise.


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