Leprechaun: Origins

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"A horror icon is reborn."
  • R
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 3.2  (6,396)

Leprechaun: Origins is a horror movie that was released in 2014. It is directed by Zach Lipovsky and stars Dylan Postl as the titular leprechaun, Stephanie Bennett, and Andrew Dunbar in the lead roles. The movie begins with two couples named Sophie, Ben, Jenny, and David traveling through the Irish countryside in search of adventure. They soon stumble upon a quaint little pub where they meet a local named Hamish. Hamish warns them about the dangers of the nearby forest, which he claims is home to evil creatures. Despite his warnings, the group decides to venture into the forest to explore.

As they wander deeper into the forest, they come across an abandoned village. It is here that they discover a hidden cave that leads them to a pot of gold coins. However, the group's excitement is short-lived as they soon realize that the gold belongs to a bloodthirsty and malevolent leprechaun who will stop at nothing to get it back.

The film takes a different approach to the original Leprechaun franchise by choosing not to focus on a wisecracking killer. Instead, it centers around an ancient and terrifying creature known as the Leprechaun, deeply rooted in Irish folklore. This new take on the character provides a fresh and unique perspective on the classic horror trope.

The movie boasts a tense and atmospheric setting; the dense forests and old ruins provide an excellent backdrop for the story's events. The film captures the beauty and mysticism of the Irish countryside while subtly infusing it with the danger that hides beneath the surface.

The acting in Leprechaun: Origins is decent, with the four leads convincingly portraying their roles. Bennett's performance as Sophie, in particular, stands out, as she proves to be a capable final girl. Postl, who is better known for his time in the WWE under the ring name Hornswoggle, also gives an excellent performance as the ruthless leprechaun.

The movie's pacing is steady, with each scene providing a gradual buildup to the leprechaun's reveal. The scenes between the characters are just as crucial as the moments of terror, as they develop the characters' relationships and add depth to their motivations.

The horror elements in the film are well-executed, with the leprechaun being a terrifying presence to behold. The effects and make-up for the leprechaun are impressive, and the film's lighting and sound design create an eerie and ominous atmosphere throughout.

Overall, Leprechaun: Origins is an enjoyable horror movie that provides a fresh take on a classic character. The film's atmospheric setting and believable performances, coupled with its tense pacing and moments of horror, make it a worthwhile addition to the horror genre. It's a movie that will appeal to audiences who appreciate the craft of horror filmmaking and anyone intrigued by Irish mythology.

Leprechaun: Origins is a 2014 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    3.2  (6,396)