Plenty of peril, and gore as well. Huge Willow fan over here. Lep in the Hood, come to do no good!!! High, Visual Effects — Encore Visual Effects, Makeup Effects — Gabe Bartalos, Production Design — Nalia. It made me want to revisit this hellacious franchise, but I know the films aren't half as imaginative and delightful as this yarn. And all that is before the actual leprechaun, a mythological beast with a penchant for limericks and grisly murder, catches wind of the whole operation.
Is a little imagination too much to ask? Suddenly, T realizes something is wrong, not just because his buddy is dead, but because there's a walking little green dude trying to kill him as well. They are of absolutely no use, as Lep inexplicably escapes the safe I was paying as much attention as could be reasonably expected at this point, and I have no clue how he escaped the safe -- I'm sure the writers didn't even deem it a worthy enough trap for Lep anyway and kills the Reverend. After a trip to Vegas followed by a jaunt in space we now see old Leppy end up in hood. So naturally, Butch and P decide they have to dress up as women and get upstairs, make the Leprechaun smoke some clover joints, then steal the flute back. Yes I am a fan of the Leprechaun movies, and thought that this book would be right up my ally. I'm so glad this is almost over.
Meanwhile, our three imbeciles have taken their loot back to the pawn shops. I once thought it'd be cool to buy a box set of the films, but upon watching realized just how mediocre they were. The main trio Butch, Postmaster P. Don't let a lack of experience with the films, or general leprechaun lore discourage you from picking this one up. Yes I am a fan of the Leprechaun movies, and thought that this book would be right up my ally.
With a week til curtains up, the production is a disaster. I want to let it be known first off that it has been quite some time since I've seen any of the Leprechaun films. Three young rap artists are looking for a break. Lep makes quick work of T's buddy, killing him with his own pick comb while T sort of mills around somewhere else. As is obligatory for a gangsta film, it features rapper-turned-actor Ice-T.
I once thought it'd be cool to buy a box set of the films, but upon watching realized just how mediocre they were. However, P makes Lep angry when he immediately tries to steal the flute back, so Lep gets his revenge by forcing Stray Bullet to shoot himself in the head. T's buddy walks out to where T is, gurgles, and dies. In this cavern that T and his buddy break into, there is a bunch of gold trinkets and a statue of a Leprechaun. There is plenty of silliness, though. Their gigs instantly turn golden but a blood-thristy Leprechaun and an angry Mack Daddy are hot on their trail, leaving a wake of destruction tainted by politically incorrect limericks. I love how people don't even bother trying to make things make sense in movies like this.
The three stooges then run to the house of a local transvestite named Ms. And it must be noted that there is no change in voice throughout the book's 200+ pages. Our three sheepdips are woken up the next morning by the Reverend, who has decided they need to sing for the congregation or else. Don't ask me why Butch had to use explosives to open a glass case, but there you go. However, P blows the magic flute which doesn't make any real noise except for a sort of mystical hum but which our three ubermensch have finally discovered is magical , and suddenly everyone is down with their rap. Thankfully, this is finally the end of the damn movie.
Lep starts yelling about his gold, so they all shoot him, blowing him to pieces, and run out the door. And this thing was put out by Broken River books! Leprechaun in the Hood was the fifth film in the series begun with 1993. It ain't nothin' but a hip-hop thang. The humor, the mostly unbelievable situations in which one questions what is happening, how so and so isn't dead, etc. But I really wish somebody would just give Warwick Davis a few decent roles, just so he wouldn't have to keep making these horrid Leprechaun movies.
. But before P can escape, Lep is back in action. Their equipment blows up during their audition, and they get kicked out on the street by the club owner. Yeah, like that's going to hold him. I just realized that I didn't even really talk about the story itself. Let me start by stating that I'm not a big fan of the Leprechaun films, but I do love Warwick Davis.
Here the leprechaun is almost a supporting character — indeed, when Warwick Davis does turn up and do his campy thing, he tends to drag down what is otherwise a reasonable film. Mac Daddy goes on another tirade which, by the way, is pretty much all he does in this movie and kicks them out of his office. This was a lot of fun to read. Pierce is the head editor of Lazy Fascist Press and has edited three anthologies, including The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade. Hunted by both Mac Daddy and the leprechaun, they try to stay alive and make it to the audition. Well, ok, so I ask questions too sometimes. You cannot go wrong there.