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March 17, 2010

Flicks: Leprechaun (1993)


Wouldja be hiding me pot o' gold under that jean skirt, me fine Lassie?

Ack! No, no, no, Lassie, all us Leprechauns are hung like bog trolls - I swear!

The popularity of evil Irish gnomes reached an all-time high in darkened theaters across this great nation in the early nineteen nineties as the Leprechaun series propelled itself into the dim imaginations of the American movie going public.

Marc Wilson's Leprechaun (1993) operates on the logic that not all leprechauns are made alike - in fact, some are dastardly, bloodthirsty, horny little bastards. Warwick Davis stars in the title role of the Leprechaun who is after his missing pot o' gold - what else? The Leprechaun carves up a series of inept, hapless yuppies along the way, including a luckless 24-year-old Jennifer Aniston.

This is why it's important to go to the dentist.

After a night of hard drinkin', the Leprechaun develops a four-leaved variety of "indigestion".

After the original Leprechaun movie raked in $8.5 million on a $900,000 production budget, in true Hollwood fashion, a total of 5 more Leprechaun sequels were made including Leprechaun 4 : In Space (1997). In 2003, a remake of Leprechaun 3, titled Leprechaun 2: Back 2 The Hood (the sixth in the series) was released capitalizing on the well known fact that leprechauns and crackheads are natural enemies.



References:
Wikipedia, Leprechaun (film)
IMDB, Leprechaun
Head Injury Theater, Leprechaun


Leprechaun is available at:
Leprechaun Triple Feature DVD's on Amazon

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