While the series may have been launched as a goof, the Leprechaun franchise can now boast a whopping eight installments. That just one fewer than the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, a more than the likes of genuine powerhouses like Alien, Predator, Final Destination, and even The Conjuring Universe!
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner (this Sunday, March 17th) it seems like the perfect time for a retrospective of the entire Leprechaun franchise, and the folks at Crypt TV have us covered. In their latest installment of Fright Hype (hosted by Mike Hickey) they recap all of the Leprechaun films while putting each into a proper historical context. From being locked in a trunk to Vegas, “Tha Hood”, and outer space, Fright Hype hits each chapter in the long-running franchise that, in many ways, epitomizes 1990s-era horror.
Give the latest episode of Fright Hype a spin at the top of the article. Also, you can check out the trailer and synopsis for the latest entry in the Leprechaun franchise, Leprechaun Returns, below.
Sorority sisters unwittingly awaken a depraved leprechaun who decides to teach them a lesson in murder.
Leprechaun Returns is directed by Steven Kostanski and stars Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga, and Sai Bennett.