Sometimes you hit rock bottom and then sometimes you REALLY hit rock bottom… you engage in a marathon of Leprechaun movies. I recently did just that, and burning through these films has taught me a few important life lessons.
Lesson 1: Hollywood will green light anything.
There have been 6 of these movies. 6 separate times someone has given the approval to make a Leprechaun film. Just think about that. Honestly, the first installment is decent, but the three that follow it are just awful. To think someone bankrolled them is kinda sad.
Lesson 2: Leprechauns and movies about them are not scary.
These films fall under the horror genre but are far from scary. Not even once is there anything remotely creepy about them, in fact, the Leprechaun is pretty funny… especially in the last two films of the anthology.
Lesson 3: You can kill someone with a bong.
You know… just in case you need to defend yourself from someone harshing your mellow. The Leprechaun proves that your favorite smoking device doubles as a deadly weapon.
Lesson 4: A leprechaun is no match for the vacuum of space.
I bet you didn’t know your body explodes just like that when you fall into outer space. Yeah, science bitch!
Lesson 5: The Leprechaun is hard.
Lesson 6: The Leprechaun is a Sith Lord?
I like to believe somewhere along the way a young Leprechaun studied in the ways of the force. Eager to rise to power, he soon turned to the darkside. Later he found himself in a space cave hacking up some dude with a lightsaber for stealing his gold.
These films are absurd, but there’s a weird charm to them. The best being the first chapter (Leprechaun), and the last two (Leprechaun In the Hood & Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood.) So, if you’re looking to dive into Leprechaun land, I’d start with those three.