Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)

If anyone can make a movie about the Leprechaun in space entertaining, it’s going to be Brian Trenchard-Smith. I mean, this is a movie where a space marine urinates all over the dead body of the little guy and the dead leprechaun’s spirit turns into VD and climbs into his urethra. With just that idea alone, I’m pretty much into this movie.

Also, Warwick Davis’ Leprechaun is going to marry Zarina, a princess, and become a king, but she just wants his gold. They both plan on killing one another when those space soldiers, led by the cybernetic Dr. Mittenhand, come to rescue the princess. That dude gets turned into a monstrous spider/scorpion and the leprechaun goes gigantic.

Obviously, this movie has nothing to do with any of the others in the series. It started as a ripoff of Apollo 13 and just got sillier from there. It works. I mean, this movie features nearly every single character getting horribly destroyed. I’m all for that.

4 thoughts on “Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)

    • Yeah, instead of “cowbell,” this needed more “Jennifer Aniston” (who probably doesn’t to be reminded she was in the first one). But, as you said, we did get the spider!

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      • Too bad this movie didn’t come out a decade or so later… Lindsay Lohan could have picked up Aniston’s role and use this as her “come back” movie rising from the ashes of alcoholism and whatever else she had going on. No joke, that poor thing. I thought she was good.


      • Agreed. Lohan had loads of promise. Too late now for any comeback, though.

        Thank god they never put Freddie Kruger into space. Jason in space was more than enough. Hey, did Michael Myers go into orbit?

        I always thought a sequel to the Stonehenge Halloween III shenanigans — with an ancient aliens twist — was in order. Like when the aliens came back for the whales in Star Trek 4. The aliens who built Stonehenge came back for Micheal.

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