There are few horror franchises stupider than “The Leprechaun,” and there are hardly any horror sequels worse than “Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood.” I’m ashamed in myself for watching this.
Where I watched: Vimeo
Length: 90 minutes
Prior knowledge of the film: With a name like Erin I’m obviously Irish, so of course I know about leprechauns, but nothing about this horrible excuse for a film series.
I absolutely love being Irish. I love potatoes, I love pubs, I even love leprechauns, but this film is on par with St. Patrick’s Day — pure evil towards Irish culture that infuriates me to no end. Beyond being a pathetic representation of our most famous mythology, a leprechaun is the worst horror movie killer of all time as well. What’s scary about a leprechaun? While they can be nasty if you get their gold, they’re like six inches tall. How hard could it possibly be to defeat a leprechaun?
Was it actually scary?
No it was just horrible. Leprechauns will never be scary to me, ever.
I’ve been angry by horror films (“House of 1000 Corpses”), I’ve been scared (“Freddy vs. Jason”) and I’ve been completely satisfied with how great some films are (“The Shining,” “The Exorcist”) — but I have yet to be sad. Until tonight. I’m sad on so many different levels.
First, I’m sad about Warwick Davis. Davis is an exceptionally talented and hilarious actor who has been in the “Harry Potter” films and “Star Wars,” as well as incredible work with Ricky Gervais in “Life’s Too Short” and “An Idiot Abroad.” Why did he do this movie? Money, of course, but I still ask myself, why, Warwick?
This film also makes me sad about the horrible stereotypes it perpetuates about black people. Being a horrible movie, and being set “in the hood” this was bound to happen, but disappointing either way.
It was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, and I had to watch “House of 1000 Corpses” for this list.