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Overall Rating
1.84

Awesome: 16.22%
Worth A Look: 2.7%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 10.81%
Total Crap70.27%

1 review, 31 user ratings


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Leprechaun in the Hood
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by Scott Weinberg

"I bit off my tongue to stay awake."
1 stars

Although itís of course impossible to expect anything of quality from a movie entitled Leprechaun 5; one would at least hope for SOMETHING fun. You know: amusing one-liners, some wacky gore and blood, maybe a stray breast or three. Instead, Leprechaun 5 is maybe one of the worst movies ever made, right up there with Plan 9 from Outer Space and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

There are now FIVE Leprechaun movies. Five. If you ever want to gauge how pathetic our society is becoming, check the sequels in your local video store. Again, this is the fifth Leprechaun movie.

They all pretty much work the same way. A dumb idiot (or two) steals something belonging to this mean Leprechaun. The creature awakens, spouts some of the worst dialogue ever written, and kills a bunch of moronically dull people. Then, a few years later another sequel comes out. Leprechaun has now officially replaced Police Academy as ďworst and most pain-inducing movie series ever.Ē

I feel stupid even criticizing this movie. In an attempt to appeal to simply anyone, the producers this time plunk our diminutive demon in the "hood". (Apparently to a movie producer, a "hood" is just anywhere that black people live.) Three aspiring rappers (Postmaster P, Stray Bullet & Butch) rob the house of the ruthless Mack Daddy (played just pathetically by Ice-T, who screws up royally by doing his role as a straight tough guy). In doing so, they awaken the Leprechaun and a rampage of boredom ensues.

Also, it seems that now our little Leprechaun bastard has some allies, in the form of a bunch of lovelies called "The Zombie Fly Girls" who do his bidding. (Iím not making this up. If I could make stuff like this up, Iíd obviously be a well-paid screenwriter.) Halfway through the movie, the Lep gets locked in a safe, and calls upon his "Zombie Fly Girls" to come rescue him. It sounds funnier than it is. I was just wondering why it took FOUR Leprechaun movies for us to get a glimpse of the lovely "Zombie Fly Girls." (I like saying "Zombie Fly Girls." Sue me.)

Thereís simply nothing to recommend here even a little. The horror scenes are completely scare-free, and even the gore is extremely tame! There are a few simply awful attempts at comedy, such as when our heroes dress up as women to sneak into a hotel. (Itís never explained why they need to look like women, but I guess the gag seemed like a sure thing.) Thereís also a rap sequence at the end in which we are treated to the finest cinematic musical number by an inhuman creature since Howard the Duck. (The "Zombie Fly Girls" continually moan "Lep in the Hood! Gonna do no good!" Again, Iím not making this up.)

The fact that a movie like this can get a straight-to-video release and still make a profit eventually makes me wonder if humans are really as smart as we all think. Iím partially to blame, I guess, as I rented it just so I could review it for everyone. No matter how high you consider your 'pathetic movie threshold', donít ever consider seeing this movie.

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User Comments

9/02/14 Joe I loved it, but then again I was high when I watched it. 5 stars
9/29/09 rob spera i directed this film so YOU ALL BETTER SHUT UP 1 stars
8/05/08 Bnorm I about soiled myself laughing at this movie. say what you will it WAS entertaining 1 stars
2/17/08 Sugarfoot Well technically speaking this is better than the others, that being said it's still awful. 1 stars
11/30/07 SHESKA UNLIKE ALL YOU GUYS I LOVED THIS MOVIE AND I HOPE THE 6TH IS JUST AS GOOD 5 stars
8/28/07 David Awful "movie" 1 stars
1/01/07 Josh Wiliams The whole movie sucked! It sucks BALLS! 1 stars
6/11/06 cody kick ass 5 stars
3/28/06 Brian Meyer Ditch the 3-D glasses, you need PCP to watch this film. 1 stars
12/10/05 cody a silly sequel to cool horror character, terrible story and medicore acting, pretty bad 2 stars
9/29/04 Douglas L. Hall I wrote this movie. The script I wrote was much better than what you saw. 2 stars
11/02/03 American Slasher Goddess Not even direct-to-video worthy. Total shit. 1 stars
5/26/03 leon %%0qwe PLEASE MAKE THE MISERY STOP!LEPRECHAUN MOVIES ARE JUST HORRIBLE. 1 stars
5/21/03 Devan Shuler Get together with a few of your friends, and get ready to laugh at this steaming turd 1 stars
4/27/02 maximal01 Hmm..Ice T deserves the Oscar for one of the most poignant portrayals of his career. 1 stars
1/28/02 Andrew Carden Seemed Like A 2-Hour Music Video With Gore...BORING! 1 stars
6/13/01 donald awesome b movie very funny 4 stars
6/05/01 Roy Smith Why must the odd numbered ones suck - wait, that's Star Trek. 1 stars
5/24/01 William Pigfucker The only redeeming quality of this film is the incredibly hot lead Zombie Fly Girl. 1 stars
5/15/01 james vanhorn i want free movies 5 stars
5/14/01 AaronZombie Not boring, just stupid. 2 stars
3/27/01 the Grinch Rented it so I could make out with girlfriend and follow a plot...I overestimated.. 1 stars
3/23/01 OafDawg this movie is sooo funny an great 5 stars
3/08/01 Shorty luv This shit was stupid and boring 2 stars
1/03/01 donkey fuck the movie is so bad i shoved it up my wifes ass 6 times 1 stars
10/27/00 Cool Dawg This movie blows chunks.. It sucks. 1 stars
10/18/00 Anti-Lep It is a real shame that the rating options go no lower than "Total Crap". 1 stars
5/15/00 msf6 This was probably the worst movie ever.Who makes these movies.They should be found and shot 1 stars
4/06/00 ruffcarver The Lep drops some krazy fresh rhymes; loved it! 5 stars
4/04/00 Mr. Kramitall most vile and sissy movie I've seen 1 stars
4/02/00 DatherFrawdad Noones gonna see this or rate it so i thought i should give it the 1 star it deserved. 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  28-Mar-2000 (R)

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Directed by
  Rob Spera

Written by
  Doug Hall
  John Huffman

Cast
  Warwick Davis
  Ice-T
  A.T. Montgomery
  Rashaan Nall
  Red Grant



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