Horror History: LEPRECHAUN RETURNS Premiered on Syfy in 2018

On this day in horror history, Leprechaun Returns premiered in 2018. The horror-comedy is also a direct sequel to writer-director Mark Jones’ original 1993 flick.

Directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void) it centers on a group of sorority sisters who unwittingly awaken the depraved leprechaun who decides to teach them a lesson in murder. Suzanne Keilly penned the script based on characters created by Mark Jones. The film stars Taylor Spreitler as Lila Redding, the daughter of Jennifer Aniston’s character from the original film.

Warwick Davis elected not to return as the Leprechaun. Linden Porco took over the role of Lubdan the Leprechaun.

Pepi Sonuga also stars as Katie with Sai Bennett as Rose and Ben McGregor as Andy. Oliver Llewellyn Jenkins rounds out the cast as Matthew with Pete Spiros as Mailman and Leon Clingman as University Advisor. Original Leprechaun star Mark Holton (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure) also returns as Ozzie Jones.

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Rated R for horror violence/gore and some sexual references, Leprechaun Returns premiered on Syfy on December 11, 2018. It also hit DVD and Blu-ray.

Here’s a longer synopsis via IMDb: Twenty-five years ago, a young woman and her friends stopped an evil Leprechaun by shoving a four-leaf clover in its mouth and also watching its melting body fall into a well in North Dakota. What happened to his pot of gold is anyone’s guess. Today, the property is run by the AU Sorority House of a premiere Eco-science college. A group of students also decide to spend their summer vacation turning the house into a perfect “green” living abode. And it would be challenging enough, without the depraved Leprechaun they unwittingly revive. Now he’s back and determined to get his gold by teaching these ladies a lesson in murder. Except, they aren’t having it. The women band together to find his gold and add, taking down the Leprechaun to their course load.

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