Ya know, I was just saying to my friend the other day “Man, I really want to see another Leprechaun movie“. And low and behold……a trailer was released last week for another Leprechaun movie! Christmas miracles have started early this year.
Real quick, before I let you watch the trailer for Leprechaun Returns – this is a direct sequel to the first Leprechaun movie from 1993 (that one with that girl from the show Friends). So, Halloween isn’t the only franchise erasing sequels! Also, for those wondering – no, Warwick Davis is NOT reprising his role as the little Irish dude who wants his gold. Fear not though, because I think we will be in good tiny hands with actor Linden Porco.
Oh! And the bully from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (Mark Holton…..who was also in the original Leprechaun movie) is back! So yeah, I’m excited for some reason. I’m easily amused, especially by wise-cracking killer leprechauns and bad acting. We can all witness the Christmas miracle of Leprechaun Returns On Demand and digitally when December 11th rolls around.
With reboots being all the rage nowadays, it comes as no surprise that one of the horror franchises that we love to hate will be throwing it’s little green hat back in the ring again. Two metaphors there for those playing at home. Yes, our favorite Irish shoe shiner is coming back, and this time, he’s going lose the laughs and gain some horror! WWE Films will be producing a new Leprechaun installment titled Leprechaun: Origins and it will star one of their WWE Superstars, Hornswoggle. Now for those unfamiliar, Hornswoggle is a little person and a wrestler and his schtick is that he’s a leprechaun in the ring. Here’s photo proof for all the non-believers out there:
Classic. Anyway, it will be hard to get used to someone playing the Leprechaun other than Warwick Davis. Even though most of the six movies that he starred in (seriously…..there were six?) were crap, he was easily the best thing about those original Leprechaun movies. Other than Ice-T getting his finger ripped off of course. Word on the street though is that this version will be much darker and less comical. So I guess that means no follow up to this then?
The the more I think about it, I wouldn’t mind seeing a brainless, straight up horror movie involving the Leprechaun again. Gimme some practical gore fx, a little competent acting, and we might have something. WWE did give us some mindless, gore-filled fun with See No Evil after all. So anything is possible. I do have one request to the WWE though. Can we get a horror movie based around Doink The Clown pleeeeeease?