4 July 2012 | tequila101
Hey tubby, you got a light for an old Leprechaun's pipe?
I love the first Leprechaun which came out and was directed by Mark Jones. I think it is the best in the series and along with the first two that came after it, all three of them deserve praise. Especially this one however as it doesn't try to be a good film. Its wacky, mildly cartoonish in violence, funny death scenes and an excellent music score. All of these things with weird plot holes is what makes Leprechaun so great.
Getting off topic for a moment, I was mentioning how these elements worked to make the film work right? Well by Leprechaun 4 in Space, and then the two films where he goes to the hood don't work. Of course like the first one they're silly, but they never knew their limits and they failed to really provide comedy or horror. They just never worked. On another note, the 2nd and 3rd Leps in the series were able to work perfectly.
Anyway back onto Leprechaun 1, it is a classy, cheesy popcorn horror film which will fill you heart with laughter. It knows it's limits and Warwick Davis as the Leprechaun is a joy to watch in action. It also marks some of the best quotes from the Leprechaun. The music score is also the best here as it combines and contrasts absurdness and creepiness together.
Anyway, like many of Slasher Horror franchises like "Halloween", "Child's Play", "TCM" and "SCREAM", the first is always best to stick wit.
It deserves 8 four-leaf clovers out of 10.