Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) Review

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Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on March 15th, 2021 | Movie Review | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space, B-Horror, Leprechaun Series

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It's about the leprechaun in space trying to woo an alien princess and kill off a crazy cyborg and some space soldiers.

Leprechaun 4: In Space was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith (who also directed Leprechaun 3, Night Of The Demons 2 and Out Of The Body) and stars Warwick Davis (from Small Town Folk, Skinned Deep and Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood), Jessica Collins (from Open House) and Rebecca Carlton

One small step for man... one giant leap of terror.

Leprechaun 4: In Space Review

In the last Leprechaun, leprechaun's Vegas vacation ended abruptly after getting blown to bits (for the second time). Now leprechaun is in SPACE and we get no explanation how he survived being blown up or how the hell he got into space in the first place. He's just in space now and we have to accept it.

The story of this one is all over the place. So far the premise of each Leprechaun movie has been a simple one. Leprechaun's gold gets snagged and he goes on a killing spree to get it back. In part 2 he also tried to snag a bride. That's about it. In this one he's in space and has somehow managed to capture an alien princess whose dad, the king of some planet, is weak and vulnerable to a takeover. So he tries to make this cyborg princess fall for him so they can marry and he can take daddy's job. Meanwhile, there's a bunch of space marines on board who want to kill leprechaun for whatever reason and there's a German cyborg ship captain whose mad scientist works diligently to try to swap blood from the princess into him so he can... not be a cyborg anymore? It's weird. And we just have to accept it.

Leprechaun in Space is basically just a parody mashup of a lot of different movies. There's a couple of Space Odyssey references, an Alien Chestburster scene (Leprechaun became a Penisburster), a Nightmare on Elm Street scene, a Fly reference and even a direct reference to The Thing (there was a pretty cool man-spider-scorpion creature).

Alright, so with all that being said, this movie was the worst. It's probably the worst movie I've ever seen. And I've seen Silent Night Deadly Night 3!

The story was a mess, the writing sucked, the set looked like a spray painted cardboard box and these soldiers made the guard from The Hills Have Eyes 2 look good. I know they were going for a "so bad it's good" thing, but Leprechaun in Space was just bad. 

Worth Watching? 

Hell no, this movie sucked so bad it was physically painful to watch.

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