With a new release from Lionsgate (courtesy of the fine folks at Bloody Disgusting), we’ve got a first official poster and release date for the newest entry in the Leprechaun franchise, appropriately titled Leprechaun Returns.
Directed by Steven Kostanski (best known for the phenomenally visceral The Void) and written by Suzanne Keilly (writer of the fan favorite “Ashy Slashy” episode of Ash vs Evil Dead), the film will revive the deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun in all his gory glory.
“When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first, he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.“
Check out the new poster below, which beautifully ties in to the ending of the first film back in 1993. And because we’re tired of posters with digitally-throttled photography, let’s also just take a moment to appreciate the beautiful artwork on this one, right?
Leprechaun Returns will pick up 25 years after the 1993 original, acting as a direct sequel to the first entry in the franchise. This, in truth, could mean that the new film will retcon all of the prior sequels. It’s entirely possible that this Leprechaun has not been to Vegas, the hood, or space!
But more importantly, because Leprechaun Returns will act as a direct sequel to the first film, the Leprechaun won’t be the only character to return this time around. Ozzie – the affable goofball – will be back with Mark Holton reprising his role. And for this new chapter, the Leprechaun – a character originated by the legendary Warwick Davis – will be played by Linden Porco (Channel Zero).
Leprechaun Returns also stars Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait), Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs Evil Dead), and Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy). You can find it on Digital and On Demand as of December 11, 2018.
Check out the teaser trailer below – which was appropriately released on St Patrick’s Day. And while we’re on the topic, why not give yourself a little refresher on Lep’s wily antics with our list of the best (and most ridiculous) kills from the Leprechaun franchise. Go on, treat yourself.
The Grinch Goes for Gore in ‘The Mean One’
The Mean One takes The Grinch and inserts a lot of gore and horror into its foundation. Recently, movies like this one and Winnie The Pooh’s Blood and Honey are taking beloved tales and turning them to horror. We can totally get behind the new trend. The Mean One stars Terrifier’s Art the Clown actor David Howard Thornton as The Grinch. That’s just one more reason to be excited about the macabre take on the classic Suess tale.
The synopsis for The Mean One goes like this:
“a hairy, green-skinned grump in a Santa suit, living on a mountain high above the town of Newville, despising the holiday season. Young Cindy You-Know-Who (Krystle Martin), whose parents were butchered by The Mean One twenty Christmases earlier, is returning to town to seek closure… but when the Mean One launches a new reign of terror that threatens to destroy Christmas, Cindy finds a bold new purpose – trapping and killing the monster.”
We can’t wait for the trailer for this one. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long since the full teaser drops on Monday (November 28).The Mean One arrives in theaters beginning December 9.
‘Fear’ Trailer Introduces an Entity That Makes Your Worst Fears Come True
Deon Taylor is severely underrated as a director and producer. His work has been a penchant of horror, thriller and social commentary that is absolutely biting. These have included Fatale, Black and Blue, The Intruder, Traffik, and more. His latest film, Fear takes a group of friends on a vacation who come across an entity that is capable of making your worse fears come true.
Taylor’s work is a tapestry of a throwback to grindhouse thrillers combined with a strong current of the strongest of black filmmaking voices in the 1970s. I’m always on the lookout for what Taylor is up to next.
The synopsis for Fear goes like this:
In this psychological horror film, a group of friends gather for a much-needed weekend getaway at a remote and historic hotel. Celebration turns into terror as one by one, each guest faces their own worst fear.
The film stars Joseph Sikora Andrew Bachelor, Annie Ilonzeh, Ruby Modine, Iddo Goldberg, Terrence Jenkins, Jessica Allain and TIP “T.I.” HARRIS.
Fear arrives in theaters beginning January 27.
Netflix’s Stalker-Focused ‘You’ Gets Season 4 Release Date
Joe is heading to London. The strangely loveable stalker (words nobody ever dreamt they would say before watching You) is in hiding following the finale of season three. He has taken on a new identity and has hopped over the pond. The new season will undoubtedly find Joe smitten with an all-new unfortunate human being. Penn Badgley is once again taking on the challenging role.
The new season of You announced its two-part release date. The first half in February and the second half launches not long after in March.
The synopsis for You season 4 goes like this:
“After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg has fled to Europe to escape his messy past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, to pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…“
You arrives on Netflix beginning February 4 followed by the second half on March 9.