Reviews Review: Leprechaun Returns is a Great Horror Throwback, Full of Fun Blood and Guts Published 4 months ago on December 12, 2018 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet Leprechaun (1993) has a special place in my heart. I adore it’s mixture of grisly violence, cartoonish silliness and magical fantasy. It’s a bit like a gory version of Harry Potter. Part of what made this movie and it’s increasingly ridiculous sequels so watchable was the central performance by Warwick Davis. So I was apprehensive at the idea of the little green monster being recast. Can newcomer Linden Porco pull off a performance that is both menacing and comical? The answer is yes. He does a fantastic job at making the role his own. Porco already has some experience in the genre. He was the body double for everyone’s favourite killer doll in the brilliantly mind bending Cult of Chucky. As the Leprechaun he brings buckets of charisma and gleeful sadism. Another reason why I love the original is the memorable band of characters who must come together to defeat the Leprechaun. Ozzie is the most interesting one amongst them. So it’s great to see Mark Holton reprise the role 25 years later. This is not just a short cameo either. Ozzie plays a key part in aiding the numerous teens as they find themselves trapped on the same property from the original film. Compared to the other sequels Leprechaun Returns is much better at matching the tone of the first instalment. It has that same blend of creepiness, gruesomeness and dumb humour. There is also a reference to the Crichton Leprechaun viral video which was a nice touch. Leprechaun Returns is a great horror throwback, full of fun blood and guts practical effects. It continues and expands on the story of the original in a way that is both fresh and respectful. Porco’s debut feels like the horror equivalent of getting a new James Bond. This is one of the rare instances where I really want a sequel to happen. The film ends with the promise of more bloody carnage to come and I for one can’t wait. Related Topics:Leprechaun ReturnsLinden PorcoMark Holton Up Next Review: ‘Suspiria’ is One of the Most Skilfully Made and Artistically Rich Horror Films of 2018 Don't Miss Review: ‘The Predator’ Has Enough Explosions and Severed Limbs to Give Some Momentary Fun Advertisement You may like ‘Leprechaun Returns’ Arrives on Blu-Ray This June from Lionsgate ‘Leprechaun Returns’ Makes Its Home Video Debut on (UK) DVD This April Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZEMdODcq4 Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News19 hours ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News2 days ago Chucky Plays a Game With Andy in New ‘Child’s Play’ Image News2 days ago NECA Shares Photo Gallery for Their New Roy Burns Action Figure from ‘A New Beginning’ News3 days ago Chucky Carves Up the Easter Bunny in New ‘Child’s Play’ Teaser Art Editorials3 days ago 10 Goriest Horror Movies You Need to See From the Last Three Decades News3 weeks ago Halloween Movies Digs Deep and Finds the Long Lost “Dr. Death” Opening to ‘Halloween 5’! News3 weeks ago Jamie Lee Curtis Might Be Ready for Another ‘Halloween’ and Wants Micheal Myers to Return News4 weeks ago Blumhouse Productions is Producing ‘The Craft’ Reboot, Shooting This July! News3 weeks ago [Photo] ‘Jason Lives’ Icon CJ Graham Returns in Fan Film ‘Friday the 13th: Vengeance’ News4 weeks ago David Howard Thornton Says ‘Terrifier 2’ is Going to Be “Bigger and Crazier” News19 hours ago ‘The Young Cannibals’ Trailer and Poster Summons an Unrelenting Supernatural Creature News6 days ago [Trailer] Hear Chucky Speak in Lars Klevberg’s ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Video Games1 week ago [Video] We Play and Review Indie Horror Game ‘The Padre’ from Shotgun With Glitters News1 week ago [Trailer] Memorial Documentary on Jason Voorhees Actor Steve Dash to Debut on YouTube News2 weeks ago [Trailer] ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Documentary Explores Alvin Schwartz’ Book Series Advertisement Trending Editorials3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!