On New Year's day I plopped down on the couch and curled up with my Lab Thor not knowing what to expect from the newest edition to the Leprechaun franchise, Leprechaun Origins. What can I say, I was surprised. This movie does not fit in with the rest of the series at all. Origins is more realistic, dark and brutal than any movie from the series. At first I was a little disappointed that there were no smart mouthed little Leprechauns in little suits, instead there are these horrid demon like creatures ready to strip your bones clean. I have to admit, I enjoyed it. Origins is an intense, fast paced, well executed movie. My only gripe is that some of the scenes were to dark to see all the action. Other than that it's "worth it's weight in gold".
When two couples travel to a small town in Ireland they find out there is a secret in the woods that requires feeding, to keep the village safe.
The movie stars Brenden Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Stephanie Bennett (Big Eyes), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of A Wimpy Kid) and Andrew Dunbar (Battlestar Galactica Razor). Origins was directed by Zach Lypovsky, known for his many short films, including Monster and Snakehead. Origins also stars WWE's Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl.
Leprechaun Origins is now available on DVD.