“I think he’s fucking them to death!”
Lepers in the hood Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell (aka the Milli Vanilli of Compton rap) travel to the end of a turd-colored rainbow to review the bargain basement 2000 horror comedy Leprechaun in the Hood. Proving that horror films don’t need to be good or even successful to spawn endless sequels, Leprechaun in the Hood marks Warwick Davis’ fifth appearance as the titular homicidal Irish faerie, while Ice-T plays pimp turned hip-hop mogul Mack Daddy Onassis. An utterly incompetent series of cheap laughs, cheaper productions values and cheapest Coolio cameos, Leprechaun in the Hood is more “pot o’ mold” than “pot o’ gold.” Daniel and Corky stop playing with their magical flutes long enough to discuss zombie fly girls, inconsistent telekinesis, nightmares within nightmares (some real Dana Dane shit right there), amulet hijinks and Not Delroy Lindo.
U.S. home video release date: March 28, 2000
Critic scores: 25 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s craft beer: Altamont Beer Works’ Maui Waui Tropical (6.5% ABV)
This week’s Darer: Gav from the Films on Trial podcast
Why did Gav dare Daniel and Corky to watch Leprechaun in the Hood? “Hi guys. Gutted that I missed out on the chance to recommend a film for you to review during your excellent Scare Daniel series. Hopefully, you’re still in the mood to watch awful horror films? If so, then I’d love to hear your views on this cinematic turd. It’s equal parts unwatchable and unintentionally hilarious, and features one of the worst raps of all time (thanks to Warwick Davis).”
IMDB synopsis: “When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the ‘hood.”
This week’s referenced movies: Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi; Willow; the Harry Potter film franchise; the Leprechaun franchise; Transylmania; Shaft; the Superman film franchise; Airplane!; A Christmas Story 2; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; MacGruber; Pimps Up, Ho’s Down; To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; The Departed; 8 Mile
Ratings for Leprechaun in the Hood: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare
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