Leprechaun 3

Year: 1995

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Written by: David Dubos

Threat: Leprechaun

Weapon of Choice: Cane

IMDb page: IMDb link

      Leprechaun 3

Other movies in this series:
Leprechaun 2
Leprechaun 4: In Space
Leprechaun in the Hood
Leprechaun Back 2 tha Hood

Rish Outfield's reviews
Judging from the box, Leprechaun 3 sounded good. It was not. Sometimes a movie will be made that has a great premise, but just fails miserably, but this one didn't have any potential. In that way, I guess they made the best movie they could with what they had. Las Vegas is a really romantic place in the movies, but in reality, it ain't like that. The girl was very pretty, hired for her face and body, but it became clear from her first scene that she couldn't act her way out of a deflated balloon. The main hero was neither likable nor believable, as he constantly got himself into trouble, then never had to pay for any of it. The title character proved once again that there are things less frightening than Chucky. Warwick Davis talked in rhyme a lot, which was bad, but a lot of the rhymes were uncreative and hokey, which was worse. They rhymed 'shilling' with 'killing' THREE times, by the way. There was, I'll grant, some funny dialogue at first, mostly from a mobster and his bodyguard, but those scenes were far and few-between. Yes, I meant that wrong. There was a woman whose breasts and backside grew until they exploded, but that's no reason to see it. In the end, I searched for somebody to root for, and ended up choosing the end credits as my somebody.
I'd Recommend It To: Those who loved the first two, but still, I'd suggest you skip this one and go right on to the fourth (it's a blast!)

The tyranist's thoughts
Bad. Bad. Bad. You may find it hard to believe, but this is the worst entry in the Leprechaun series. Even Leprechaun 4: In Space has some redeeming qualities. This doesn't. It is simply terribly done. The villain is still so unscary that he makes you giggle when he tries to be threatening. The dialogue is so abominable that you will have nightmares in which you will dream that people talk that way. There isn't a single truly sympathetic character in the whole movie. And to top all of that off, it takes place in Vegas. Nothing is scary in Vegas. Nothing. There is too much light and too much excess for anyone to be scared of a little gnome. This series should never have been made, but since they did make it, they should have stopped after two.

Total Skulls: 23

Sequel skull
Sequel setup
Rips off earlier film
Horror film showing on TV/in theater in movie
Future celebrity appears
Former celebrity appears
Bad title
Bad premise skull
Bad acting skull
Bad dialogue skullskull
Bad execution skull
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked
Wanton sex skull
Death associated with sex skull
Unfulfilled promise of nudity skullskull
Characters forget about threat skull
Secluded location
Power is cut
Phone lines are cut
Someone investigates a strange noise
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer
Victims cower in front of a window/door
Victim locks self in with killer
Victim running from killer inexplicably falls
Toilet stall scene
Shower scene
Car stalls or won't start skull
Cat jumps out
Fake scare
Laughable scare
Stupid discovery of corpse skull
Dream sequence
No one believes only witness
Crazy, drunk, old man knows the truth
Music detracts from scene
Death in first five minutes
What the hell? skullskull
x years ago . . .
Dark and stormy night
Killer doesn't stay dead
Killer wears a mask
Killer is in closet
Killer is in car with victim
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unscary villain/monster skull
Beheading skull
Blood fountain skull
Blood hits camera
Poor death effect
Excessive gore
No one dies at all
Virgin survives
Geek/Nerd survives skull
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Unresolved subplots skull
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending skull
Unbelievably crappy ending skull