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Leprechaun’s Revenge: Exclusive First Look at the Creature!

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Here’s something really tasty for you cats! The first ever still of the creature from Drew Daywalt’s upcoming film Leprechaun’s Revenge! One thing is for sure: This ain’t your daddy’s Leprechaun.

Check out the exclusive still of Kevin Mangold as the Leprechaun below. Click it to see it in all of its high-resolution glory. The creature was designed and built by Jeff Farley, and it’s so good that they’ve gone the practical route instead of the easy CGI way out. Also below is a behind-the-scenes still of director Daywalt with star Billy Zane. Dig it!

Look for the flick on the Syfy Channel on Saturday, March 17th, at 9:00 pm.

Daywalt directs Leprechaun’s Revenge written by fellow horror filmmaker Anthony C. Ferrante (Boo!, Scream of the Banshee). Those facing the ire of this little Irish hellraiser terrorizing Cajun country will include Billy Zane (Titanic), William Devane (“24”), relative newcomer Kelly Washington, Courtney Halverson (“Death Valley”), Azure Parsons (“Death Valley”), Matty Ferraro (“The Lair”), and actor-stuntman Kevin Mangold.

Synopsis:
Sixty-six years ago the town of Irish Channel in Louisiana was the site of a horrible massacre on St. Patrick’s Day. Some blame a terrible storm that blew through the town, but those that were there don’t speak of the truth. Due to petty superstitions St. Patrick’s Day festivities were banned for the last 66 years, but now the new Mayor wants to tempt fate and celebrate.

Leprechaun's Revenge: Exclusive First Look at the Creature!

Leprechaun's Revenge: Exclusive First Look at the Creature!

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  • James Coker

    ole_the_man: Look up “the Bad Cookie” “Scare” “the Easter Bunny is Eating my Candy” “Ninja Clown Monster” “the Cellar” “the Laundromat” all those are my Favorites
    also look up “DAYWALT HORROR on Youtube too

  • James Coker

    ole_the_man you definitly need to see Daywalts “Fewdio” horror shorts on Youtube to understand how much of a “uber-Talented Filmmaker” Drew Daywalt is

    • ole_the_man

      I looked up “Fewdio” on Youtube and I’m seeing lots of these. I watched the top one, “Bedfellows”, and was underwhelmed. I’d prefer to not just slog through the next couple dozen videos: any specific links to some shorts that really makes this guy a talent to be watched?

      • JohnathanHarker

        Ole man –
        Daywalt draws a lot more water in the horror community than you do. He knows it’s a rubber monster. That’s the point. Take a long cool draught of his awesome here…

        http://www.fearnet.com/blogs/school_of_fear/b25644_imagining_greater.html

        • ole_the_man

          I’m an asshole on a forum; when did I claim to hold water in the horror community?

          As for the article, I guess it’s neat that he’s aware that his movie is a joke? But then he goes and says something pretentious as fuck, like “The plan was simple. Do what Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson do on their films — define the world, philosphicaly, physically and tonally, then layer in your myths, creatures and humans. This was my task.”

          Seriously, why are you trying to defend this guy so much? He’s a no-name director making a movie for SyFy that will, at best, be a tolerable piece of shit.

          • Jon Condit

            did you check out his camera obscura stuff?

            I actually rather dig Drew’s stuff not sure why it is such a miss for you. But everyone has their own tastes.

          • ole_the_man

            I like Timm Sharp, and enjoyed seeing him in that. The film you posted was competently shot, but also kinda boring and poorly written.

          • Jon Condit

            well to be fair it was done in conjuction with a promotion and is a webseries with 20 episodes its just a very small part of the whole thing.

            it could just be that he’s just not your style. i commend you for going to such lengths to check him out though

          • JohnathanHarker

            We defend him because we like his work. I worked with him on two films and he’s a great guy with a lot of talent and who cares about his cast, his crew and his fans.

            Are you asking that we should just agree with you because you are, in your own words, “An asshole on a forum?” So far it’s you versus Dread Central, Fangoria, Fearnet, Shocktilyoudrop, Bloody Disgusting, MTV, Syfy, Tarrantino’s A Band Apart, Wes Craven, Rob Zombie and George Fucking Romero. Oh and everyone on this forum. Go to your thinking log and stew on that for a minute, Mr. Angry pants.

            And what’s pretentious about emulating the masters? He didn’t say he was better than del Toro or Jackson. He just said he was using their early low budget films as a model for success. Sounds like solid planning to me. Pretentious would have been if he said he was better than them, or Jesus. So while you’re on your log, get a fucking dictionary and learn some words.

            You’re starting to seem less and less like an asshole troll on a forum and more and more like someone with an axe to grind against the guy.

            Syfy sucks cock. We all know that. They have for years, so I can’t blame you for shitting on that brand, but to come out swinging so hard on a new guy who’s just getting a break is just shitty and shows how uninformed you are.

            Daywalt’s got a fun, positive spirit and it shows in his films. He’s won awards up the ass and has just started taking off last year, so he’s new, but hardly a no name.

            You, on the other hand don’t give yourself enough credit. You’re not just an asshole on a forum, you are also a no name. And one whom I doubt anyone would defend as ferociously as the people who’ve worked with Drew.

          • ole_the_man

            Dude, if you’ve worked with the guy then you can’t be an objective defender of his work. I’m sure he’s a great guy and all, and I’m sure he’s talented. All I’m trying to say is that, based on what I’ve seen from the guy, his projects so far have been pretty mediocre, and there’s little reason to be excited for his SyFy movie.

          • JohnathanHarker

            I can see where you think I may like the guy too much to be objective, but he doesn’t get the attention of the accredited people he has gotten it from, without having serious talent, so I’m in good company. And the reason I sought him out to work with him is because I saw his work FIRST and loved it. So maybe I’m even MORE qualified to be an objective defender. And seriously, buddy. Look at the list of people he’s worked with or been endorsed by.

            But… to each his own, I suppose, and not everyone is going to like everything. That I can accept.

            But rather than lay into him and troll the hell out of this post, you could simply say it’s not for you, as opposed to being so bent out of shape about the fact that everyone else here DOES like his work, IS excited about his little Syfy film, and DOES want to see him succeed.

            That’s the real issue. That you’re shocked that no one agrees with your take on things…

            Clearly nothing anyone shows you is going to impress you at this point, and really, who cares what you think? You’re all set to hate. Have fun with that. Troll away. I’m done with you.

  • Genrewriter

    Not awful, the fact that it’s a practical effect is nice, but I do prefer the look Warwick Davis sported in the Leprechaun films.

  • ole_the_man

    Talk about overhyping a headline. This monster looks pretty bad, especially considering this is a publicity shot drenched in fog. Warwick Davis looked scarier in 1993.

    • Uncle Creepy

      How is saying we have an exclusive first look at the creature overhyping a headline?

      • ole_the_man

        The teaser for this article on the front page says “One thing is for sure: This ain’t your daddy’s Leprechaun.” Call me crazy, but that suggests that it won’t just be a shitty rubber suit.

        I only noticed after I posted my original comment that this is a SyFy movie, so I guess I should temper my expectations quite a bit. I have yet to make it through a SyFy original without either falling asleep or getting bored and turning it off.

        edit: although I have to admit that Billy Zane in a movie is tempting…

        • Uncle Creepy

          Nah, I meant that more as a way of saying that this certainly isn’t a Warwick Davis like representation. In fact the films have nothing to do with each other. We’re thinking that Syfy is banking on brand confusion to lure folks in, which is a shame because Daywalt is an uber-talented filmmaker.

          • ole_the_man

            Considering SyFy’s history with Asylum it should be a base assumption that their Leprechaun movie is banking on getting some coat-tails recognition from Leprechaun fans (even though that’s a really dated franchise to try to score points from).

            What else has Daywalt made that makes you consider him “uber-talented”? Of the movies he’s made I’ve only seen Stark Raving Mad, which I didn’t like at all.

          • Uncle Creepy

            Daywalt has done a ton of short films a lot of which we’ve debuted right here. Look him up, sour pants! :)

          • ole_the_man

            Too vague. what is his absolute best short film (available online), in your opinion?

          • David McGill

            “Camera Obscura”, mentioned earlier in this thread, is probably one of the best things Drew has done that is available on Youtube. It is a 20 part series, but each part is very short, anywhere from 3-9 minutes. I am not really a big horror fan, but I was the Camera/Steadicam operator on “Leprechaun’s Revenge” and so looked up drew’s work. But once I started to watch this series, I couldn’t stop! One of the things to consider about all of these shorts that Drew has put up on youtube is that they were mostly done with little or no budget and often with no crew other than Drew himself. After having worked with him on “Leprechaun” I was very impressed with him as a film maker. I have worked as a cameraman in the film business for over 20 years and I have to say he is one of the best directors I have worked with and I expect many more great things from him. Another thing to consider about “Leprechaun” is the short shooting schedule and small budget. Drew has usually shot his own scripts, but in this case he was hired to shoot someone else’s. Early on in the filming, he realized the only way he could make the film really work was to make it into a spoof and so he started doing rewrites on the spot. A big part of Drew’s background is as a “script doctor”, fixing other peoples script. That skill along with everything he has learned by shooting all those shorts has allowed him to develop into a very competent film maker. Add to that that he is a great guy to work with and you have my reasons for considering him to be one of the best directors I have worked with. I can’t wait to see the finished product on this one and look forward to collaborating with Drew again in the future. Should be a fun ride!