Reviews Review: Leprechaun Returns is a Great Horror Throwback, Full of Fun Blood and Guts Published 1 month 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 Don't Miss Review: ‘The Predator’ Has Enough Explosions and Severed Limbs to Give Some Momentary Fun Advertisement You may like Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Sam Raimi’s Twisted Splatstick Sequel ‘Evil Dead 2’ is Getting a 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago Scream Factory Shares Bonus Feature Details for ‘Willard’ Blu-Ray News2 days ago ‘Halloween’ Producer Ryan Turek “Would Love” to Work on Next ‘Friday the 13th’ Movie News3 days ago Anne Hathaway Lands Role as the Grand High Witch in New Adaptation of ‘The Witches’ Blu-Ray & DVD3 days ago Pet Sematary Getting 30th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray News1 week ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News3 weeks ago Deleted Scene from ‘Halloween’ Reveals What Happened to Cameron Blu-Ray & DVD1 week ago Tom Holland’s ‘Fright Night’ Gets an Unlimited US Blu-Ray Release from Sony Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago ’70s Giallo ‘Strip Nude For Your Killer’ Comes to Blu-Ray With New 2K Restoration from Arrow Video News3 weeks ago New Line’s ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ Reimagining is Still Happening News3 days ago (Video) Breaking: ‘Ghostbusters 3’ Coming in (2020) Teases Return of the Classic Ecto-1 News4 days ago Horror Short ‘Knock Knock Knock Knock’ Homages Dario Argento, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci News1 week ago Michael Myers Watches Allyson as She Encounters a Hanging Dog in Haunting Deleted Scene News2 weeks ago Jackson Robert Scott is Possessed by an Evil Entity in the New Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’ News2 weeks ago Official Trailer for ‘Blood Bound’ Plays With Dark Magic Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 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! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! 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!