Like it wasn’t enough for the Leprechaun franchise to go and ruin what used to be cute little Irish mythical figures; now they’ve gone and ruined pandas, too.
As you can see in our exclusive Leprechaun Returns clip below, our little green friend is just as in need of dental work as ever, though this time his deadly incisors detect the taste of something mildly familiar when he hijacks a sorority girl’s stuffed panda to get into her bed.
Yes, we’ve moved on from monsters under the bed; now they’re in it!
The bed (and leg) in question belongs to Lila (Taylor Spreitler, Amityville: The Awakening), a sorority girl who has moved to her mother’s hometown to live off the grid with some of her sisters on a creepily familiar farm, particularly for anyone who’s seen Mark Jones’ 1993 cult classic, Leprechaun, the first of the franchise, which is now in the second film of its second reboot (speaking of legs!). We’re sure we’ve seen that well somewhere, too.
Alas, Lila’s mother may have had good reason for leaving the farm.
Also familiar, to the Leprechaun at least, is the taste of Lila’s leg, which offers magically delicious “hints” of her mother. It’s still a wonder as to who this mystery mom might be, but we do get the sense from the trailer that Ozzie (Mark Holton) from the original film may just know her. And he was there with Jennifer Aniston’s Tory Reding at the end, though he didn’t get to wear such fantastic multi-patterned jorts.
Will the Leprechaun (Linden Porco walking in Warwick Davis’ big boots) find his pot of gold while eating his way through the off-the-grid sorority house, or will the intrepid and resourceful sisters foil his luck once and for all? Find out today as Leprechaun Returns — written by Suzanne Keilly (Ash vs Evil Dead) and directed by Steven Kostanski (The Void) — is now available digitally and On Demand. Then it will make its worldwide TV premiere in March 2019 on SYFY (which co-produced alongside Lionsgate).