Leprechaun 4: In Space

Year: 1996

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Written by: Dennis Pratt

Threat: Leprechaun

Weapon of Choice: Cane

IMDb page: IMDb link

      Leprechaun 4: In Space

Other movies in this series:
Leprechaun 2
Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun in the Hood
Leprechaun Back 2 tha Hood

Rish Outfield's reviews
Movies like these are why I do this page.
I'm serious. Leprechaun 4 was the most fun I've had with a horror film in a long, long time (not counting The Mummy). Boy, it was awful. But it was also so great! It was so silly, so dumb, and so hollow a movie experience, but you know, I would OWN this movie.
Luckily, I was watching it with a couple of cynical horror fans--tyranist, and his new best friend brother-in-law (who has a name, but I've forgotten it). We laughed, we snickered, we cheered, and we booed. It was schlocky Sci-Fi combined with dumb Horror, and even without the robots, I felt like I was watching a "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Also, there were only three women in the movie, right? And all three were extraordinarily good-looking. The future looks bright, huh? Warwick Davis, who also goes on the list of celebrities I've met, said that these movies are fun and stupid, but good money for a month's work. And he said it with affection, so I imagine there will be more in the works. When a film as bad as this is made, perhaps the filmmakers stop and say, "Look, we're not making art here--let's just have some fun." This has to be among the dumbest films I've seen, but I would see it again. And again. And maybe a time after that.
Best Scare: Oh, come on.
I'd Recommend It To: People with friends and a sense of humor. Drinking beforehand might help.

The tyranist's thoughts
I didn't really care for this movie at all. The whole idea was stupid, the acting was pretty bad, the budget was extremely low, the whole movie just kind of sucked. Considering how much I have to fight to get Rish to watch the Leprechaun movies sometimes, it is a wonder that I even still want to check out the third entry and possibly the fifth when it comes out next year. In fact, I am having problems just writing about this. And I like space marine movies. Well, let it be said that we saw it and I didn't enjoy the experience much although, in retrospect we did laugh at it a lot.

Total Skulls: 24

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 skull
Bad premise skull
Bad acting
Bad dialogue
Bad execution
MTV Editing
OTS skull
Girl unnecessarily gets naked skull
Wanton sex skull
Death associated with sex skull
Unfulfilled promise of nudity skull
Characters forget about threat skull
Secluded location skull
Power is cut skull
Phone lines are cut skull
Someone investigates a strange noise skull
Someone runs up stairs instead of going out front door
Camera is the killer skull
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
Cat jumps out
Fake scare
Laughable scare skullskull
Stupid discovery of corpse
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 skullskull
Killer wears a mask
Killer is in closet
Killer is in car with victim
Villain is more sympathetic than heroes
Unscary villain/monster skull
Blood fountain skull
Blood hits camera
Poor death effect skull
Excessive gore
No one dies at all
Virgin survives skull
Geek/Nerd survives
Little kid lamely survives
Dog/Pet miraculously survives
Unresolved subplots
"It was all a dream" ending
Unbelievably happy ending
Unbelievably crappy ending