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The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!Eleven years after the final installment in the original series, the Leprechaun franchise was brought back from the dead this week courtesy of Lionsgate and WWE Films, who together released Leprechaun: Origins (review) onto VOD outlets this past Tuesday.

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The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!Eleven years after the final installment in the original series, the Leprechaun franchise was brought back from the dead this week courtesy of Lionsgate and WWE Films, who together released Leprechaun: Origins (review) onto VOD outlets this past Tuesday.

The Warwick Davis incarnation of the titular character had a reign of terror that lasted from 1997 until 2007, the original franchise spanning seven installments that saw the Irish jokester taking a trip to Vegas, being shipped off to space and ridin’ dirty in tha hood on two separate occasions.

Needless to say, the Leprechaun has left a pretty large body count in his wake over the years, and in celebration of the reboot we wanted to shine the green spotlight on some of his most memorable slayings. So today we bring you the seven best kills from the original six Leprechaun films, which are the some of the wildest and most off the wall death scenes in horror franchise history.

Read on for the list, or else the Leprechaun will be pissed!

Sorry. Had to work a rhyme in there somewhere.

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
7. LEPRECHAUN: BACK 2 THA HOOD – HUMAN BONG
There are few things as utterly joy-inducing as watching the Leprechaun get high, and it’s hard not to appreciate 2007’s Back 2 tha Hood for providing us all with that joy. In the film’s most memorable scene, the little guy takes several big time pulls from a new friend’s bong, which sends him into a fit of laughter. But it’s not long before ole Lep gets the munchies, and by munchies I of course mean a desire to kill. After his stoner pal drops a gold coin on the ground, Leprechaun’s trip turns ugly, and the smoking device becomes a deadly weapon. He impales the dude in the stomach with the bong, before thanking him for the smoke and then bouncing. Always a gentleman, that Leprechaun.

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
6. LEPRECHAUN 4 – PENIS ENLARGEMENT
If there’s anything that makes the Leprechaun superior to most of the other big franchise icons it’s that he’s a magical little bastard, capable of doing things that guys like Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers simply cannot. Take, for example, Leprechaun 4, where the Irish demon bursts out of a dude’s dick. Okay, so I suppose Freddy could do that if he wanted to, but even he doesn’t play as dirty as the Leprechaun does. In the fourth installment of the series, set in outer space, Leprechaun is literally reborn out of a man’s private parts, materializing from the dude’s groin just as he’s about to make sweet love to his lady friend. The scene isn’t nearly as graphic as you’d hope or expect it to be, but the mere suggestion of what’s happening is more than enough to make it one of the franchise’s most memorable kills.

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
5. LEPRECHAUN – POGO STICK OF DOOM
The Leprechaun’s original 1997 outing is not nearly as whacky as the subsequent installments in the series, and the body count is pretty damn low, with only one kill scene that really stands out. I’m of course referring to the pawn shop owner’s demise by pogo stick, wherein the wrinkle-faced little monster uses the children’s toy as a sort of jackhammer, repeatedly jumping down on the man’s body and piercing his internal organs with the business end of the stick – all while singing a catchy limerick. No horror villain has more fun doing what he does than the Leprechaun, and he proved that right off the bat with this early franchise kill scene. I guess you could say he hopped right into our hearts with this one, just as he hopped right into his victim’s!

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
4. LEPRECHAUN 3 – SEX ROBOT
There’s no better example of how whacky the franchise ended up getting than this bizarre kill scene from Leprechaun 7, which is hands down one of the most off the wall moments in the entire series. Several times throughout the franchise, the Leprechaun has magically made sexy women appear to seduce men he wants to kill, and in the Vegas-set third installment, he has a topless chick literally emerge from the horny casino owner’s television set. Just as things are starting to get hot and heavy, the woman transforms into a killer robot – with massive human breasts still intact, of course – and puts a little spark in the old man’s love life by electrocuting him to death. Long before The Ring taught us the same lesson, Leprechaun 7 tried to warn us; don’t ever trust women that crawl out of your TV!

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
3. LEPRECHAUN 2 – LAWNMOWER BOOBS
Another one of the Leprechaun’s devious, sexually-charged illusions was on display in 1994’s first sequel, which was the film where he was on the hunt for the perfect bride. One of the first victims in the movie is a young man who attempts to seduce the Leprechaun’s chosen bride Bridget, incurring the wrath of her pint-sized husband-to-be in the process. In retaliation, Leprechaun uses his magic to trick the man into thinking Bridget is DTF, fooling him into believing that she’s standing topless in front of him, just waiting for his lovin’. In reality, Bridget’s boobs were actually the spinning blades of a lawnmower’s underside, the fantasy breasts turning the man’s face into a freshly sliced masterpiece. Now that’s just cruel.

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
2. LEPRECHAUN 2 – POT (OF GOLD) BELLY
‘Be careful what you wish for’ is a common theme throughout the Leprechaun films, with the wishes of characters often being granted in ways that they didn’t quite intend them to be. In Leprechaun 2, for example, a greedy character wishes for an entire pot of gold, and the Leprechaun gladly makes that wish come true. While at first the man experiences excruciating stomach pain, he soon realizes that the pot of gold is actually materializing in his stomach, distending his belly like the world’s worst food baby. His second wish? For the pot of gold to be removed, which the Leprechaun again grants – using his blade-like nails to tear open the man’s stomach and reclaim his gold. And that’s what greed will do to ya, kiddies!

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
1. LEPRECHAUN 3 – STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT
I couldn’t think of a better Leprechaun kill scene to top the list than Caroline Williams’ epic death in the third installment, which saw yet another wish being granted in a horrifying fashion. Best known for her role as Stretch in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Williams played Vegas casino employee Loretta in Leprechaun 7 and her wish was simple enough; to be young and beautiful again. To grant her wish, the Leprechaun does some magical Botox and plastic surgery work on poor sweet Loretta, blowing up her lips, boobs and rear end to such an extent that her body eventually explodes into thousands of tiny little pieces. Not sure that Williams would consider it one of her finest career moments, but the scene is definitely a shining example of how much fun the Leprechaun movies were!

The 7 Best Kill Scenes from the Leprechaun Franchise!
Don’t forget; Lionsgate releases Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection on Blu-ray September 70th, collecting together all six original films and the brand new Leprechaun: Origins. That’s the whole pot of gore in one collection, which will allow you to relive these and many other whacky moments from the franchise!

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Will There Be a Second Season of Netflix’s Lost in Space?

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Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot series began streaming this past Friday and while there hasn’t been an official green light given, there is already talk about a possible second season. In fact, co-creators Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama recently sat down with IndieWire and revealed that they’re already working on Season 2.

We are working on scripts and hoping that, if we get a green light, we’re ready to go,” Sazama said. “We’ve had a lot of thoughts about it, and hopefully, if everyone watches it, we’ll get to see more adventures of the Robinsons, because we do have some crazy stuff planned out that we really hope we get to film.”

Yeah, Season 2 is wild, so hopefully it can happen,” Sharpless adds. “There’s obviously a deep backstory of the robot and the causality of what caused this whole world to happen. And we’ve definitely figured that part out. We didn’t want this show to be a really mythology-heavy show, even though I love them.”

He continues: “We definitely have figured out some really fun stuff that I think, if we were so fortunate for the show to go more than one season, I think people would really enjoy and be interested in the science fiction world that we want to build.”

Have you been watching Netflix’s Lost in Space? What do you think? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The Netflix original series stars Toby Stephens as John Robinson, Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, Taylor Russell as Judy, Mina Sudwall as Penny, Dr. Smith played by Parker Posey, Don West is played by Ignacio Serricchio, and Max Jenkins as Will Robinson.

The series is produced by Legendary Television and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Zack Estrin serves as showrunner. The three are executive producers alongside Synthesis Entertainment’s Kevin Burns and Jon Jashni with Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig. The original series was created by Irwin Allen. Season one is now streaming on Netflix.

Check out our set visits HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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Lost in Space is a Netflix Original dramatic and modern reimagining of the classic 1960’s science fiction series. Set 30 years in the future, colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world. But when the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a dangerous alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.

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As you can probably tell from the fact that I write for this site, I’m a huge fan of the original Dracula novel. So getting to meet Dacre Stoker, the great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker himself, was nothing short of an honor.

We started the tour by heading to the Golders Green Crematorium, where Bram’s ashes are interred. As you probably know, his son Irving Noel Stoker, who died in 1961, had his ashes placed in the same urn, whilst his wife Florence Balcombe, for reasons which we’ll probably never truly know, instead opted to have her cremated remains scatted across the crematorium’s gardens.

Anyway, whilst we were in the presence of Bram’s ashes on the third floor, Dacre reveled how the author’s death was overshadowed by the sinking of the Titanic, which occurred several days prior. He also took this opportunity to reveal how a study claiming that Dracula was released to a modest response from critics was taken from a survey of just six reviews, one of which was predominantly negative, and the rest were mostly positive. In other words, the book was actually warmly received by most critics at the time of its release.

Although he died in Los Angles, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari star Conrad Veidt also has his ashes interred at the same crematorium, so I was sure to pay him a visit too before we left.

After this, we headed to the three properties that Stoker called home whilst he was living in London, and whilst we weren’t allowed to go inside any of them, we were able to get some pictures outside whilst Dacre described his great grand-uncle’s history with each property. I was particularly surprised to hear that Bram was even awarded a medal because he almost saved a man from drowning in the River Thames, which lies just outside one of the properties, even though the man ultimately died after Stoker was unable to resuscitate him.

Dacre, who admitted to being fond of both Dracula Untold and the Twilight franchise, is currently co-writing Dracul with JD Barker, which will be the first authorized prequel to Dracula. The book is set to arrive in stores later this year, and you can look forward to our exclusive interview with Dacre about it closer to the date of publication.

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For the 86th episode of Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio, we’re going deep… deep into… well, usually trouble; but aside from that, joining us will be filmmaker Darin Scott, whose latest film, Deep Blue Sea 2, is currently taking a shark-sized bite out of home video. Scott will be joining us to talk about that flick, Tales from the Hood, working with Spike Lee, and a whole lot more!

Join us this coming Wednesday, April 25th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

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