Leprechaun 3 (1974) from Tuna

Leprechaun 3 (1995) is labeled Horror at IMDB, and is rated 4.0/10. Were it really a horror film, I would agree with the 4.0, but they finally realized that the Leprechaun story was a much better comedy spoof than a horror  film, and went for the comedy on purpose. It is still rather uneven, but  is, in my opinion, far better than the first two in the series. Michael Callan is on his way to start college in LA, and decides to see Vegas on the way. He meets Lee Armstrong, who is having car trouble, drives her to her job as a magician's assistant at a casino, and talks her into getting  him in to see it, despite his age.
He loses his entire school fund at the tables, goes to a pawn shop to turn his watch into another wagering stake, and ends up with a leprechaun's gold coin. He wishes to be back at the tables on a winning streak, and voila. For the rest of the film, the Leprechaun is trying to get his gold back, as it goes from hand to hand through a comedy of errors. 


Heidi Staley has a lengthy and well lit nude scene, first on TV,  then crawling out the screen and seducing the sleazy casino owner. She shows breasts, and buns in a thong.  

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This is not a great film, but some of the jokes worked, the gore was way over the top, and the make-up was impressive. Don't plan to write your masters thesis about this film, but it could be a good mindless break from  writing your thesis.  

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 4.0 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C, but for comedy/horror.

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