Leprechaun 5: In The Hood (2000) Review

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Leprechaun 5: In The Hood (2000) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on March 16th, 2021 | Movie Review | Comedy, Cult Classic, Campy, Black Horror, Leprechaun Series

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It's about a group of friends who steal leprechaun's gold and use its magic to try to win a rap contest.

Leprechaun 5: In The Hood was directed by Rob Spera (who also directed Witchcraft) and stars Warwick Davis (from Small Town Folk, Skinned Deep and Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood), Ice-T (from Clinton Road, Bloodrunners and Hood Rat) and Anthony Montgomery.

Evil's in the house.

Leprechaun 5: In The Hood Review

"Lep", the leprechaun's new street name, goes off the deep end in this one. He smokes weed, becomes a pimp and even starts laying down some dope rhymes. And if all that isn't cheesy enough, Ice-T (the real O.G.) also stars alongside him.

"Come hand me gold you thieving hoods, You've got more loot than Tiger Woods!!"

Leprechaun in the Hood starts out just like Leprechaun in L.A., Leprechaun in Vegas and even Leprechaun in Space... he's just there now so deal with it. One day Ice-T is in some old building when he stumbles on a bunch of gold surrounded by a stone Leprechaun statue wearing an amulet (just like in part 3). The amulet gets removed and Lep wakes up, ready to put a whoopin' on whoever stole his loot. But before he can exact his revenge the amulet falls back onto him, returning Lep to stone. Ice-T sees this and decides to keep stone Lep as a trophy.

Fast-forward 20 years and Ice-T, aka Mac Daddy, is now a rap mogul. 3 young buck's stroll into his office looking for a record deal, get thrown out and return later to steal the amulet off his precious statue. This unleashes The Lep and kicks off another gold chasing killing spree.

"A friend with weed, is a friend indeed. But a friend with gold, is worth more I'm told."

Here's the thing about the Leprechaun movies, at least so far. They're all super low budget, most take themselves more seriously than you'd expect and all are 90 minute movies that feel more like 190. There's just so much story to them. It often feels like Lep is just one of the many subplots that you're dragged through. And strangely enough, none of the sub plots are ever used to connect any of the movies. Each Leprechaun movie is basically its own standalone movie, none of the movies build off the next. This is even true with the next in the series, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood. You would think it's some kind of continuation of this one, but nope. It's disconnected like all the rest.

Worth Watching? 

I don't think so. Lep in the Hood is kinda funny, kinda serious and only kinda horror.

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