Halloween Movie Countdown Day #6 – LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS

For our sixth October horror movie night I decided to try a movie I hadn’t ever seen. I enjoy the original Leprechaun series of movies with Warwick Davis but I thought I’d try out one of the reboots.So I sat down and watched LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS.My wife and I watched the first half hour. It had a good jump start, but then things slowed down and then somebody took a left turn into a deep Irish bog and it all crawled to a halt.

I mean, it was bad.

It was a movie funded and created by the World Wrestling Entertainment (known as the WWF up until 2002). The leprechaun was being played by a midget wrestler who goes by the name of Hornswoggle. His birth name is Dylan Postl – and before anybody chides me on using the term “midget wrestler” I’m going to refer you to Mr. Postl who has stated in several interviews “Hey, the word midget makes me money!”

Anyway – back to the movie review. That picture above this paragraph is what Hornswoggle looks like in his wrestling gear.

The picture below this paragraph is the rubber suit they put him in for the movie.

Now I ask you this – does that rubber suit monster look anything like a Leprechaun to you?

No, of course it doesn’t. It looks like a rip-off of Gollum.

What else can I tell you. This is one of those movies where you sit back and say to yourself – “Fuck it. I don’t really all that much to do with the next hour and a half of my life.”

Listen, don’t bother watching this one. I caught it on Amazon, but I really wish I’d thrown it back on in.

Here’s the trailer if you really want to see it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYg51_PFeHA

Oh…and before anyone mentions it, I just took a look at the trailer for the other reboot LEPRECHAUN RETURNS – and I really wished we’d watched that one instead.

Yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon


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