Something Small and Evil is Afoot in First Leprechaun: Origins Trailer

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You can’t keep a crazed mythical creature down, or else there would be no audience for director Zach Lipovsky’s “Leprechaun: Origins,” which is apparently a reboot of the franchise about a killer little guy up to no good. That’s because folks keep stealing his pot of gold. Or some such.

I recall there was an entry where the titular evil chap went into the hood and fought Ice-T. Or was that Ice Cube? One of those guys. (Or possibly neither?)

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

I’m not sure why the ol Lep (as he likes to be called) comes across more like a rabid dog/monster in this trailer. Where are all the jokes? The snappy one-liners? The fancy wardrobe? It’s almost as if they bought someone’s “cabin in the woods with monsters” script and turned it (badly) into a “Leprechaun” movie.

Starring Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh, and Brendan Fletcher.

Invading Digital HD, Video On Demand, and Pay-Per-View this August 26th.

Leprechaun Origins (2014) Movie Poster