Eric’s Bad Movies: ‘Leprechaun’ (1993)

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We’re kicking off a month of horror films in Eric’s Bad Movies at Film.com with “Leprechaun,” a completely incompetent effort from 1993 that has spawned several direct-to-video sequels. I haven’t seen the follow-ups, but I get the impression they are more intentionally funny and campy than the original. Maybe the filmmakers realized there was only one way to go with a murderous leprechaun, and it wasn’t straight-up horror.

You guys guessed it right off the bat last week. I’m going to make it a little harder this time (I think). Next week’s movie, also a horror flick, features an actor who would later play a famous real-life outlaw on a TV series. That’s all you get.

And a final note about Film.com: I appreciate you posting comments on my articles over there. Comments are prized by the corporate overlords. But I’ve recently learned that they love something else, too: the “Recommend” count. At the top of each article you can click the word “Recommend” to indicate that you, um, recommend it to people. That’s it. You don’t have to do anything else. You don’t even actually have to like it. Just click “Recommend” and boost my numbers, wouldja? Thanks.

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