‘Leprechaun: Origins’ a Cabin In the Woods Film (Clip)

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Check out the first clip from WWE Studios and Lionsgate’s Leprechaun: Origins, which stars wrestler Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) as the title character, in limited theaters August 22. The prequel is also scheduled to hit VOD on August 26th and DVD/Blu on September 30th.

In the clip, a local talks about Irish folklore before it’s revealed that the group will be heading to a cabin in the woods. Sigh.

Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.

Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennet), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

Special features on the home video releases include both the “Leprechaun: An Icon Reborn” featurette and “Leprechaun: Behind the Blood” featurette.

  • Robert Jamison

    I see that the trend of 30-year-olds playing douchebag teens continues.

    • EvilHead1981

      It’s one of the reasons I’m over the “cabin in the woods” trope. They tend to star(the majority of them, not ALL), annoying ass douchebag characters. That formula, stupid “young” adults go to a cabin for sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, then are picked off by some killer or monster… yawn! If you gotta do that trope, do something new with it, don’t just play the same damn thing over and over.

  • Anthony Gulino

    I’m probably against the grain on this one but I think I like the fact that this Leprechaun is not gonna be waddling around cracking bad one liners.. Yeah some of those films were funny and they have there place although I’m not sure were… This new adaptation looks a little more intense then what we have seen in the earlier Leprechaun films.. So I’m actually quite optimistic about this one and am looking forward to seeing what they did with this little guy…

  • https://twitter.com/frankthefox Frank Fox

    I saw it last night at the LA Film School and thought the movie was pretty bland. It had a good idea for a story, but the writing and direction was spotty. For a movie called ‘Leprechaun,’ there isn’t a whole lot of the little guy.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    Consider what an awesome twist it would be if the movie would end with the Leprechaun trapped underground to be used for a future scenario in a The Cabin in the Woods-spin off.